Modern cameras, even entry level, are remarkably capable machines, offering a wide variety of useful features for photographers and filmmakers alike. And yet, one basic feature is still left out of many models, despite its tremendous usefulness and popularity. This great video discusses why more cameras should embrace it.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this excellent video discusses the usefulness and need for fully articulating rear screens on cameras. Fully articulating screens are the sort of feature where once you use one, you will wonder how you ever worked without it. For example, I love them when I am shooting events and need to get a shot above the crowd. Rather than holding the camera above my head and hoping for the best while I blindly aim it, I can use the screen to see exactly what I am shooting. Similarly, you can use the screen for getting low shots without having to lay on the ground or strain yourself. Many top-level cameras, such as Canon’s 1D series, keep their screens flush to the body for durability’s sake, but beyond that, I can’t imagine any reason why someone wouldn’t want one. Check out the video above for Popsys’ full thoughts.