LCD

The Samsung ST700, PL170 and PL120 are new dual screen point and shoot cameras introduced at CES 2011.  The ST700 features a 1.8-inch front panel LCD, while the PL170 and PL120 offer 1.5-inch front panel LCDs.

The ST700 features a 16.1MP sensor, 5x optical zoom with optical image stabilization, and a 3-inch touch screen display.  The ST700 should be available in March 2011 at an initial retail price of $279.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Samsung PL170 also packs a 16.1MP sensor and 5x optical zoom with optical image stabilization, but its 3-inch LCD is not a touch screen interface.  The PL170 should be available in March 2011 at an initial retail price of $199.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The PL120 is the entry-level dual screen model with a 14.2MP sensor, 5x optical zoom (digital stabilization only), and a 2.7-inch rear LCD screen.  The PL120 should be available in March 2011 at an initial retail price of $149.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Canon Vari-Angle LCD Feature Survey

I just finished an online survey for Canon owners, which they send out via email every so often.  This was a “Camera Feature Survey” and it shows that Canon is thinking hard about a Vari-Angle LCD, which is listed as the 4th item in the screen capture above.

I have included a couple of screenshots as evidence of this possible feature.  Personally, I think this is something that Canon must do – at the very least on the Rebel line.  Sony’s been there for a while and Nikon is knocking socks off with the D5000‘s tilt/swivel screen, particularly for shooting video.

Canon Feature Survey

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