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nwtim Dec 17, 2010 2:45 AM

What's the smallest digicam with a viewfinder?
Just for grins - what's the smallest current digicam with a viewfinder?

LTZ470 Dec 17, 2010 3:15 AM

About like looking through a Smurf's Peephole....

mtclimber Dec 17, 2010 10:45 AM


I actually think that the SD-1200, which also has a small peep hole viewfinder, is a bit smaller than the SD780. The SD1200 has better image quality as well. In any event both cameras are probably very close in size.

Just for grins, here is a photo of the SD1200 and SD4000 side by side. You can see the the SD4000 is even smaller, but it does not have a viewfinder.

Sarah Joyce

LTZ470 Dec 17, 2010 10:17 PM

I just squeaked past you Sarah...I had held one and looked through it in is very small...and the VF is useless as for as I am concerned...
SD780 87 x 56 x 18mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 0.7 in)
SD1200 86 x 55 x 22mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)
SD4000 100 x 54 x 23mm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.9 in)

mtclimber Dec 17, 2010 10:21 PM


The side by side photo above was done with the Samsung EX1 in existing light at ISO 400, F 1.8 at 1/8th, another impressive camera.

Sarah Joyce

LTZ470 Dec 17, 2010 10:23 PM

Thanks Sarah! I am going to have to investigate the Samsungs...they are really putting out some nice cameras now...

Tullio Dec 18, 2010 12:02 PM

I don't believe there is any compact camera with an true EVF. Some have a "tunnel", which is just a piece of glass that lets you see through. It does nothing but harm as the image you see is not what the lens sees so if you frame your shot based on what you see, you'll end up with something else.

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