Low Gloss LCD screen?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by kyteflyer, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Does such a thing exist? I think camera screens are becoming more, not less, glossy, and really it makes no logical sense, because they become unusable during the day.

    Just curious if anyone has come across a camera which has a screen that is NOT a PITA to use in the daytime, and which also has a decent zoom on it.
     
  2. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    I agree they're a pain to use. The only solution I can think of would be a matte screen protector like you can get for your phone. some can be cut to size.

    Gordon
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Gordon. Yes, I rather think that will be the only solution. Wish I had thought of that before I took the little Fuji back. But, now, I may go Panasonic or Pentax instead.
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I think that I am now sold on OLED screens, but they're still not immune to reflections in harsh sunlight.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Right. That may be why I have fewer issues with my XZ-1. However, I also have not too many issues with the GRD either.
     
  6. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    I, too, would suggest a matte screen protector. I love the one I have from ExpertShield for the X100s. Cut to size, easy to fit and zero bubbles. ...oh and highly visible in strong light. Top product that I highly recommend - especially bought from Mainline here in Oz. I always show them my patronage. Actually there is nothing else I can buy for the Fuji from them ...I'm fully fitted out :blush:
     
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Mark. I bought my X100 stuff from them as well. Didnt see their screen protectors... will order tomorrow, on your recommendation :) Otherwise I'll be cutting down ipad antiglares I havent used.

    [edit] Wait. They are all gloss... that doesnt seem to suggest antiglare...
     
  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Sue,

    I'd recommend having a chat with Scott (Mainline manager) tomorrow. I don't have my box anymore, but I just looked at the screen again and when you shine bright LEDs (head torch) right at it - it subdues the light and you can almost see every LED cell clearly in the reflection on the screen - while it blinds you if you look at the head torch directly.

    There might be two models - as I recall ExpertShield sending me two samples a few years ago - via a request for testers on here. I tried both on my X100 and one was crisper in low-light and the other better in strong light.

    I say speak with Scott, as I back-ordered for the X100s and that specific item was not listed online - as it is different to the one offered for the X100. Maybe the one I received was not "Gloss". Again, in the absence of the packaging, I cannot be sure I'm afraid :blush:

    Sorry I can't be more definitive, but I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. Again, I'm super-happy with whatever one I received.....and it was certainly ExpertShield.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks for the advice, Mark. I'm not ready to buy a new camera now, I lashed out and bought an ipad mini yesterday, instead. (don't ask) So, perhaps later in the year. I'm seriously contemplating the Q7 twin kit when it arrives, so will probably be up for it then and I'm guessing thats not going to be for a while :) I'll email Mainline today and see whats what, in any case.
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    So, apart from the XZ-1.. which cameras have OLED screens?
     
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I'm sure there must be a few more, but the only ones that I'm sure of are the Olympus E-P3, E-M5, presumably the upcoming E-P5, and all of the Samsung NX series. I think the Panasonic GH3 may be OLED as well, but don't quote me on that.
     
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Nic. This may help me along the way to my next purchase, whenever it may be :)
     
  14. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Anything back from Mainline?

    Congrats on the ipad Sue, but I didn't suggest buying a new camera..... Are you looking to me for an excuse :laugh1:
     
  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Ended up not emailing them, I'm going to use my unused antiglare ipad screen protector which is useless on the ipad3 (also, I am useless at applying large screen protectors without dust and bubbles.. small screens, fine, large screens UGH)

    I'd love to use you as an excuse to get a new camera! However my finances are now severely depleted (16GB RAM and a new ipad mini as well as an impending electric bill tends to do that!)... and in any case I can't decide what I want next. So making do with what I have.