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
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.