I Want a Camera with a Viewfinder - Model ?

Old Mar 4th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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I Want a Camera with a Viewfinder - Model ?

I'm ready to purchase a new camera and want a small point/shoot - but really want a viewfinder. I do a lot of outside shooting and cannot see well in on the video screens. Any suggestions ?
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Old Mar 4th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I see that the Canon PowerShoot A1100IS has a viewfinder. I have a much older version, the A590, which has a viewfinder and I love it. I think Canon makes a good camera so it might be worth looking at that one.
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http://tinyurl.com/yctkvze

All your choices should be be in the chart I linked you to.
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I have a Canon PowerShot S5 IS which is a point and shoot with a 12x zoom and I love this camera! But, I understand that they have released a new SX10 IS Power Shot which is the same size - not tiny but small enough and now it has a 20x zoom. They both have a viewfinder and a screen that moves which can sometimes help with the glare when shooting outside. Happy Shopping!
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Old Mar 4th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Thank you for the help. sf7307 - I checked out the link. There were only about 16 out of their extensive database with a viewfinder. The only ones that were really small and light were the Canon powershot SDs and both of them are last year's models. The 2010 models have discontinued the viewfinder. I'm probably going to buy one of last year's SD models on Amazon unless something else turns. up.
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Old Mar 4th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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A viewfinder is critical to me, too, so that's what I'd do.
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Just wanted to support your commitment to a viewfinder. I purchased a lovely digital point and shoot for a trip to Europe two years ago. I dropped the camera about five days into the trip and messed up the screen. I figured I could use it anyway just by using the viewfinder, only to discover that there wasn't one! Fortunately I had a back-up camera with me, but it wasn't nearly as good.
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Old Mar 5th, 2010, 03:47 AM
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I always use a viewfinder (hang over from 60 years of SLRs) and have LOVED my Canon SIS. These have an additonal good feature in a rotatable screen viewer for holding over your head or at low level, should you want an angle like that. The optical zoom is excellent and the pixels are plenty.
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My Canon Ixus 80 has a viewfinder. Nice camera (mine's in pink!
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I'm living in the last century and don't even own a digital camera, but since my old film type point and shoot finally died, I really need to get one. I hate those screens, but had no idea that ANY small digital cameras had a view finder. This is great news. I dread starting the camera hunt as tech things and I just don't get along well, but at least now I know that a view finder is an option!
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I'll put a plug in here for my choice, the Canon G11. It is not one of the smaller digital P&S, but it is smaller than a film P&S. It comes with a viewfinder. Not a particularly good viewfinder, but a sort of vestigial viewfinder that puts you more or less where you want to be. The LCD screen swivels and pivots. The real value, for me, was the 28mm (equiv) wide angle lens. It zooms to 140. Image quality is excellent.

I use a dSLR when I'm out for photos, but when I just want to have a camera (most times) or when carrying a big, heavy expensive dSLR is inconvenient, inappropriate or unwise, I take the G11.
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Just realised that my (UK) Canon Ixus is a Canon Powershot in the USA! Sorry if I confused!
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Old Mar 28th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Just a follow-up. I purchased the 2009 Canon SD 780IS and am happy with it so far. It is really tiny and has a viewfinder. The viewfinder is small, but really helps when shooting outside in bright light. The 2009 models can still be found on Amazon.
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