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60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« on: July 24, 2010, 10:27:00 PM »

Yes or no?

A very good source has come out and said the 60D is just “around the corner” and will feature a flip LCD.


This was the only spec given at this time.


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60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« on: July 24, 2010, 10:27:00 PM »

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 03:16:20 AM »
God no! I hate flip screens :(

But maybe, just maybe, a flip screen means "optimized for video" and maybe "optimized for video" means lower mpix count & better low light IQ and maybe improved low light AF too.

It's 10 am here and the weather is nice today, have my reasons to be overly optimistic :D Good thing it's around the corner... I'm curious to see what will this camera turn out to be.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 03:33:29 AM »

<p>This was the only spec given at this time.</p>



Love them substantiated rumours.  This source has 50% chance of getting it right so it's gonna be either CR1 or CR3 next time we read a rumour from that source.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 04:52:23 AM »
I personally do not care for flip screens. But apparently, some people do.

Canon has had flip screens since their Powershot G1 days. I do not understand why it's taken them so long to implement flip screens in DSLRs. Must they wait for Olympus, Sony and Nikon to release something first? Why has Canon lost all their initiative and balls to try out new ideas?

Today, Canon is nothing more than a follower. It's sad really... given their technological prowess.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 06:18:45 AM »
However, they still make good cameras, at least DSLRs... ;)
I'm curious about the 60D... and whether it will have a flip screen or not...  8)

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 06:27:23 AM »
I don't know if an articulating screen is good or bad, never used one except on my Sanyo Xacti camcorders (HD-800 and HD-1000). If this is an SLR with heavy video optimisations a movable screen is definitely a plus I would think.

I have two reasons for being interested in the 60D. I would love to play around with video on a camera with my collection of lenses, I also have a girlfriend that wants to steel my 40D off me. Tried to placate her with an old 350D, she wasn't having any of it  :-\

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010, 06:42:47 AM »
Given the 7D has moved up to directly attack the D300s, perhaps a 60D with tilting screen would be ideal to target the Sony A5xx which so far has had its own place in the DSLR market. The tilt screen is the feature I miss most having switched away from Sony to Canon in the past. I might not need it often, but when I do need it, I need it and have missed shots from not having it... additional to that, Canon better improve the LV contrast AF speed. Look at Olympus' improvements to the E-P1 since launch.
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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010, 06:42:47 AM »

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 06:43:42 AM »
I don't need flip LCD ,it's crumbliness. May be it has affect on weather seal.

but it has some advantage about liveview but i think it isn't look like professional.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010, 07:16:08 AM »
I don't need flip LCD ,it's crumbliness. May be it has affect on weather seal.

but it has some advantage about liveview but i think it isn't look like professional.

In all my photographing years, i never had a problem with any weather seal. Infact, none of them was sealed. Yet, i used them in rain and for photographing waterfalls. In the not so olden days, all cameras came with a flip back to change a roll of film. A procedure that requires a user to open the camera and expose the inside to the elements of nature.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010, 08:06:34 AM »
I hope it's the 2000D that gets the side-hinged screen. The bottom-hinged screen on the D5000 is useless on tripods or low on the ground. It also impacts on the screen size and resolution and the VF view. I hope Canon can lessen the thickness by using a backlight-less Super AMOLED screen from Samsung so that the VF won't be smaller and more difficult to look through.
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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2010, 09:23:23 AM »
I think it will have it. 8) LCD tech is better than few years back and new camera deserves some new features that would make it stand out.
Also LED backlit LCD would also be a wanted feature.

Touchscreen to. Use it if you like... if you don't like it buttons are still there. Like on Panasonic G2. It adds some cool and useful new features, thats for sure. Costs virtually nothing to implement in hardware.
But hey this is Canon not Panasonic. Maybe that will happen in 5yrs... :-[
The thing I doubt the most in companies like Nikon and Canon is that I feel  their software programing division is composed of dinosaurs not looking forward and not thinking innovative.
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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2010, 09:34:22 AM »
Touchscreen to. Use it if you like... if you don't like it buttons are still there. Like on Panasonic G2. It adds some cool and useful new features, thats for sure. Costs virtually nothing to implement in hardware.
A touchscreen should be a lot more expensive to build. Besides, I think, it would be thicker (not good for a flip screen). And: I like buttons. I want to feel the button, this gives a more secure and faster handling.
I don't know if AMOLED is the screen of choice. All the AMOLED screens I saw on mobiles and stuff like that weren't as good as LCDs as far as color fidelity and so on are concerned...
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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2010, 10:19:14 AM »
I like buttons too, but a touch screen can still be easier to use for some operations. The Panasonic G2 has a flip screen that's also a touch screen. It's not particulary thick and it doesn't seem to increase the price of the camera (significantly). The AMOLED screen on Samsung NX10 seem pretty good btw.

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2010, 10:19:14 AM »

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2010, 11:59:16 AM »
I for one welcome our new flip screen overlords.

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2010, 12:31:49 PM »
I welcome a flip screen if it's still 3:2 ratio with the same specs or better than the T2i screen.  Then, Im all for it.  8)

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Re: 60D Flip Screen Saga [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2010, 12:31:49 PM »