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LCD monitor is a let-down,
This review is from: Canon PowerShot A710 IS, Digital Camera with Image Stabiliser (7.1MP, 6x optical zoom) (Electronics)This is an excellent camera in every respect but one - the LCD monitor.
Indoors, the large screen is bright, but outdoors is another matter. With no means of boosting brightness, using the LCD screen is difficult in overcast conditions and impossible in bright sunlight.
The Canon Heldesk metaphorically shrug their shoulders at this and tell me that "a liquid crystal display will however be difficult to read in very high lighting conditions. We suggest suing (sic) the camera's viewfinder whenever the LCD is more complicated to use". (By the way, I think they mean using, not suing.) Using the viewfinder means that aids like accurate shot-framing, spot-focussing and the screen grid system are not available.
This is a backward step in my view. Even my old Minolta Dimage has a system for brightening the screen. In all other respects, though, the camera is first-class.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2008 08:45:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2008 08:48:27 GMT
David Glasgow says:
Why dont you buy yourself that DSLR You've been fantazising about for ages, like a Canon EOS 450D or EOS 1000D, end of problems regarding not being able to see, a point and shoot cameras are only for girls that dance around their handbags and old age penioners.! (just a point of view I guess)...
However, the camera you reviewed is considered one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market today...(Apart from the CANON G7, G9 AND G10) I dont know anyone who owns it actually complain - Ive seen 100's of positive reviews and this is the first negative on on the Canon A710 IS. Ive come across that complains over something so trivial.! - you must be taking photos in the desert under bright sun every day??? it cant be that bad com'on man.
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