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Old Mar 7, 2013, 2:33 AM   #11
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looks like 21st or 22nd is going to be the date for the 70d
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Is there a workaround for the touchscreen? I'm hoping using it is optional. I'd prefer the old interface (I have a T3i).
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Is there a workaround for the touchscreen? I'm hoping using it is optional. I'd prefer the old interface (I have a T3i).
Generally, no. When a manufacturer adds a touchscreen, they generally remove things like the multiselector.
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Is there a workaround for the touchscreen? I'm hoping using it is optional. I'd prefer the old interface (I have a T3i).
I feared the same thing before going to the t4i. After a week or so with the touch screen there is no way I would buy another new camera without one
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Its so quick and handy the just push the thing you want to change. All functions can be done without ever touching the screen if you want. I have adopted more of a hybrid approach were I use a combination of D pad and touch screen.
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Is there a workaround for the touchscreen? I'm hoping using it is optional. I'd prefer the old interface (I have a T3i).
I have been using a Panasonic GF3 with touchscreen admittedly not a DSLR. Liked the photo quality and small size but never got on with the touchscreen so I'll be selling it.The camera could be used without the touchscreen but you then lost a lot of functionality.

It is a matter of personal preference.I'm not anti touchscreens and am well used to using one on my mobile. The GF3 was resistive so needed a fair prod to get a reaction which was definitely part of the problem, I think the Canon touchscreen is capacitive so just needs gentle contact .I don't think that would have changed my view though.

You need to try it out to know if a touchscreen DSLR is for you.
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