EYE-LEVEL VIEWFINDER OR BACK­PLATE LCD?

TWO WAYS TO COMPOSE YOUR SHOTS – AT EYE LEVEL VIA A VIEWFINDER OR AT ARM’S LENGTH VIA BACK­PLATE LCD

Australian T3 - - STATE OF THE ART -

In the smart­phone and tablet age, we’re adept at hold­ing a por­ta­ble screen out at arm’s length to snap a pic­ture or cap­ture a video. But, with SLR cam­eras, orig­i­nally with­out any screen, the con­ven­tion was al­ways to hold the cam­era up to your eye and peer through its pokey viewfinder to set up the shot. Nowa­days, mirrorless dig­i­tal cam­eras tend to of­fer the choice of both – eye-level shoot­ing for the photo en­thu­si­asts, and the by-now more fa­mil­iar op­tion of a large back­plate screen. Which you pre­fer largely comes down to per­sonal taste, but at least vis­i­bil­ity via an eye-level finder won’t suf­fer in strong sun­light, as an LCD might, so hav­ing both is a bonus. Canon is the only cam­era here with­out an eye-level finder how­ever.

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