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Old Nov 8, 2007, 1:50 PM   #11
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whyzor wrote:
...no optical or EVF for bright outdoors or to conserve power...
It's not just that. With an EVF, because it's largely screened from the ambient light, it's possible to judge tonal range & exposure, to some degree, before you shoot, as well as after. You get a histogram as well, if you're lucky.

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Old Nov 8, 2007, 9:01 PM   #12
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Alan T wrote:
That's interesting! It's the opposite with my Z712. I have it set to -0.3EV by default because of it.

The obvious moral is thoroughly to try the individual specimen of camera you're going to buy before you take the plunge.
The tests I did with both my cams is to set EV at 0 to put both on the same footing.

Yes, I agree with you - nothing beats holding the cam in your hand, taking some fotos and getting the overall feel to see which one you really end up liking. All the reviews and technical information is good but the final factor that will push you one way or the other is how the device feels in your hand and what you think of the results.
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