I have never been so disappointed in a camera as I am with a little Kodak 7590 which I bought for Christmas last year for my son. I didn't realize at the time that ANY serious camera maker would even consider making a camera without the ability to look through the viewfinder and thus allowed him to pick that camera. He has somewhat adjusted, which I'm thankful for, but I wouldn't give a dime for a bushel of camera built that way. I have owned 2 earlier Kodaks, a DC40 (IIRC), a DC265 (which I still have and my daughter uses), an Olympus E10 and now an Olympus EVolt 500 (all of which have viewfinders (which you can SEE through) without all the pixelization bull of the EVF. Maybe its just this camera but I don't think so but the EVF has to be the poorest compositional tool imaginable. Everything shakes and moves but the display is not smooth and the color stinks in live display. The display is fine once the picture has been taken and it doesn't have to redisplay the picture every millisecond. The LCD's in the cameras I've seen just aren't up to it yet.
OT- One other real pet peeve is someone like Canon building a camera as capable as the Rebel and not adding a PC plug and pretending the flash on camera is going to take care of all the situations a larger one would (I guess I shouldn't complain about this since I'm having to deal with the adapter on my new Olympus as well but both should have pc plugs for external flash.)
Just my opinions...............
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