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swivel LCD in an SLR

Can you believe it? Finally there’s an SLR camera with an articulating (swivel) LCD. I’ve been waiting years for this.

Of course only relatively recently has preview capabilities been available on SLR LCDs. So that was a critical step one. Last year Sony came out with the A350 SLR which has a “tilting” LCD. (Scroll down this link to see the tilting LCD). It’s a nice try, but still lame. Why couldn’t they just put it a swivel? Maybe it’s a patent thing.

On Tuesday, Olympus announced the $700 (body only) E-620 which sports a dreamy articulating LCD. From engadget.com:

The E-620 is a mash-up of Olympus’ semi-pro E-30 and entry-level E-520 in a compact body approaching Oly’s own E-420 (the world’s smallest DSLR when launched). The resulting cam brings a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS image sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization.

So why am I not buying this camera since I’m in the market for an SLR? Number one: It’s an Olympus and it doesn’t play with my Nikon lenses. Number two: I want minimum of 16 megapixels. 12 megapixels ain’t gonna cut it for me. Number three: I want a full frame imaging sensor.

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You are gonna be waiting another six years for all your requests. The camera biz doesn’t pump them out like Transformers action figures.

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It’s not a DSLR, but my Canon A620 (OLD!) has a swivel LCD like this. I love it! (It also has modified firmware that stores the RAW images instead of just the dumb JPEGs)

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