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viewfinder in brite sunlight and glare!!

by sosjohn / October 10, 2005 3:29 AM PDT

I love my Exilim 100. Nice big LCD viewer. But outside in extreme sun very hard to compose the shot or see my subject. AM I missing something? Any hints??
I am going to Himalaya and I fear this is not going to work. Do I need to get a camera with old fashioned conventional eye-peice viewer? Id so what ar the best digital cameras with conventional viewers?

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That is a big problem with LCDs. The other is holding the
by Kiddpeat / October 10, 2005 5:01 AM PDT

camera steady while composing and shooting with the LCD. The 'old fashioned' viewfinder solves both problems. Perhaps you've noticed that high end cameras do not display the image on the LCD until after the picture is taken?

There are hoods that can be mounted on the LCD, but you probably don't want to mess with that if you are hiking in the mountains.

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Look at: http://www.steves-digicams.com/jar_shield.html
by rgfitz / October 10, 2005 6:49 AM PDT

Email is: jarmlr1@argontech.net

I use a Jar Sunshield occasionally.

It is cheap and folds flat, attaching to the camera with velcro when unfolded.

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For some reason
by rgfitz / October 10, 2005 12:43 PM PDT
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Viewfinder
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 10, 2005 7:28 AM PDT

I assume you have the Casio EXilim S100.

I am sure you chose that camera because it is so thin (0.7'' thick) and weighs so little. That makes it difficult to suggest another camera.

The nearest thing that Casio has (with a viewfinder) is the EXilim Z55. It has a larger LCD (2.5 inch) and it is 0.9'' thick.

According to one review I read on the S100, is that the LCD on the S100 is better than most for use in the bright sun. So you can probably get by in most situations. Perhaps carry one of those sun shields for difficult shots.

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