4. I find it impossible to capture a good panning shot of a fast moving object with an LCD and extended arms. However, using the viewfinder like a rifle scope, its a piece of cake.
Yeah most have VERY slow refresh rate, and really stobe when moved/panned.... hadn't thought about that but notice it every time some one hands me one to take their pic.....
If the LCDis on and I can see it don't even look for a VF an more.... probably not there.