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limeyg Apr 7, 2006 2:25 PM

I am considering purchasing an R1 to compliment my H1 and I have a question regarding the lcd.
With the LCD in the horizontal position for waist shooting is it very bothered by sunlight.
Thanks Geoff

amazingthailand Apr 11, 2006 4:20 AM

The short answer is yes. But it will also depend a lot on the ambient light level. During the day with the tropical sun in a cloudless sky, I find the LCD, when in the waistlevel position, almost impossible to see. It's not a whole lot better in other positions either.

kenmck15 Apr 11, 2006 6:18 AM

DSCR1 has a smart lcd i think. i think the screen will adjust according to ambint light. But yea viewing angle will be pushed i think.

amazingthailand Apr 12, 2006 1:33 AM

Smart LCD? I have never heard of such a thing. But I can attest to the fact (I own and use an R1) that the LCD will become increasingly difficult to see as the ambient light levels go up. This is especially problematic if you have the LCD in it's waist level position, as the LCD is then pointing straight up at the sky. Shading it DOES help.

kenmck15 Apr 12, 2006 1:47 AM


LCD screen size
2.0-inch type TFT

LCD total dot number

LCD brightness setting

Auto bright monitoring

Optical/electrical view finder

this is from the sony site. Auto bright monitoring. isnt tht it.

i dont no


amazingthailand Apr 12, 2006 1:02 PM

kenmck15 wrote:

Auto bright monitoring
I think that may be refering to the EVF (LCD?) adjusting the displayed image in dim light to be more viewable. But, to the best of my knowledge, the LCD does not automatically adjust brightness to compensate for bright ambient light. You can, as you noted, manually adjust the LCD brightness level.

nickphoto123 Apr 13, 2006 7:09 AM

As an R-1 user, Ifind the LCD usable in such conditions for composition purposes, not manual focusing.

The ability to hold the camera near the ground with streched arms, and to be able to view the LCD to make a composition is very effective. I remember my old Mamiya Waist level view finder, with which I would still have to get down near the ground to compose a shot. The R-1 LCD is not perfect but enables you to take a shot under your stated conditions.

Regards, Nicholas

s_grins Apr 15, 2006 10:50 AM

Limeyg has bought R1.
I hope he will never regret it.

limeyg Apr 15, 2006 3:01 PM

Yes i now have the R1 to compliment my H1 and I am very pleased with the camera.
For the type of things that I do I find that i can shoot from the waist in bright sunshine and use the LCD no problem. Having a manual zoom on the lens plus the manual focus works really well for me.
Love it
s_grins wrote:

Limeyg has bought R1.
I hope he will never regret it.

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