« on: July 17, 2014, 12:28:45 PM »
We need to start calling you survey man! I'm all for a tough version of the articulated LCD - I had one on the 60D and loved it for macro and overhead shots. I hate touchscreens of all varieties, phones included (not that we have a choice), but will concede that the one on the EOS M works well and is faster than the Q button for those random settings.
I'm just trying to segment the market using the CR Forum dwellers (who are the only people who buy cameras of course).
See this posting from that 7D2 thread:
It's possible we have enough of a split on opinion that Canon should consider something like a relatively thin (1 cm?) removable module for the LCD, so people could slap in one of 3-4 different LCD types based on their preference. Think of it like a MF digital back with just an LCD. Then people could have whatever they want. We can tweak our focus screens in some cases, so why not get the LCD we want?
I think of body selection as a sensor size first, IQ/AF/DR vs. price second, features are third sort of approach (and everyone's order is different!), etc. but possibly folks desperately need the LCD to be a specific variety or they just won't buy that body.
So I'm wondering if the market is sufficiently spread out enough to warrant (a) two standalone SKUs -- identical cameras with different LCDs or (b) a modular snap-it-together setup that users can tailor to their needs.
The respondents so far -- even from this forum, a Gear Acquisition Syndrome opium den of mad enthusisasts and pros -- shows a fairly even split in LCD preference. It's far less polarized of a preference than I would have guessed. But let's see, I'd like to get a good 50-100 responses.