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Old Mar 19, 2006, 8:02 PM   #1
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Is anyone having problems viewing what is showing on the lcd or evf while attempting to take shots in bright sunlight??
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 9:46 PM   #2
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The LCD is not very useful to me in bright sunlight.

The EVF is okay if I shield my viewing eye with my hand.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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I had a PowerShot A70 and found that the LCD was useless in sunlight. I now have an S2 IS and find the EVF works. As buddhasghost says, you may have to shade it with your hand.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 3:28 PM   #4
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So how much use do you get out of it on a sunny day?
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 5:29 PM   #5
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Two things I don't like about the S2 LCD: it's not big enough to display all the different camera settings and it's useless in bright daylight. The good thing is that the EVF is pretty decent and now I have the LCD on my S2 shut all the time.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 7:47 PM   #6
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So you can see well enough through the evf in bright sun light. That helps. I do have another question...can you date stamp pictures with this camera?
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there is a section on the S2 manual named "Setting the Print Style" that describes the timestamp. Basically you select "Date" on the image to be printed to add date to the print.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 8:35 PM   #8
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I found the evf on the S2 to be useless in bright daylight. The resolution of the LCD and the EVF are WAY too low.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 9:34 PM   #9
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The EVF should not be affected by brightness. I think it does lack resolution but you can see the image whetherwhen theoutside is bright. The LCD on the other hand, works well in low light but in bright daylight. The old Canons had a anti-glare coating on the LCD, which worked real well. I don't know why the new LCDs don't have that.
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Did you know that the date-time is already stored inside the image in the EXIF data? Most good image browsers show this as part of an image's properties. I think there is no reason to mess up a good image with a visible date stamp - but it's a personal preference.

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So you can see well enough through the evf in bright sun light. That helps. I do have another question...can you date stamp pictures with this camera?
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