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Old Dec 17, 2010, 1:45 AM   #1
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Default What's the smallest digicam with a viewfinder?

Just for grins - what's the smallest current digicam with a viewfinder?
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 2:15 AM   #2
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About like looking through a Smurf's Peephole....

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ca...S_IXUS_100_IS/
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 9:45 AM   #3
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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.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...73_STcZs-M.jpg

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Old Dec 17, 2010, 9:17 PM   #4
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I just squeaked past you Sarah...I had held one and looked through it in London...it 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)
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 9:21 PM   #5
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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.

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Old Dec 17, 2010, 9:23 PM   #6
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Thanks Sarah! I am going to have to investigate the Samsungs...they are really putting out some nice cameras now...
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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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