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May 07, 2013 22:42 |  #1

I saw a video in Youtbe that the new Canon SL1 has a slick touchscreen. Has anyone of you played with it and what do you think the integrated touchscreen?


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May 07, 2013 22:58 |  #2

Canon T4i and T5i has a touch screen. Everyone has their preference about it. I like it and it takes a little to get used to but once you get used to it, its pretty good. Changing settings is pretty fast with the touch screen considering there's only one scroll wheel on it.


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May 08, 2013 01:15 |  #3

I'd rather have dedicated physical buttons.




  
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May 08, 2013 01:21 |  #4

RHChan84 wrote in post #15909335 (external link)
Canon T4i and T5i has a touch screen. Everyone has their preference about it. I like it and it takes a little to get used to but once you get used to it, its pretty good. Changing settings is pretty fast with the touch screen considering there's only one scroll wheel on it.

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I'd rather have dedicated physical buttons.

I have a 60D and I've used a T4i extensively and they both have their place.

I prefer the dedicated buttons of the 60D, but...

the T4i touch screen was really intuitive and easy to use. It's very fitting for the smaller Rebels since there are less buttons and one scroll wheel. I previously owned a T3 and the speed in changing settings between the T3 and T4i significantly favored the T4i.


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May 08, 2013 03:42 |  #5

I haven't played with one yet...but I have no interest in it either. Physical buttons and dials all the way for me!


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May 08, 2013 04:25 |  #6

As always, it's down to personal preference.

I can see touch screens joining UV filters (no); IS below 70mm (no); flip out screens (hmm, maybe); BBF (yes) as the next big controversy.

It's early days, and I'm open to persuasion, but since I can change ISO, aperture, SS and exposure compensation without taking my eye off the viewfinder, its utility is open to question. Decisions regarding AWB, picture style, exposure bracketing, JPEG/raw are, I think, issues that require fore-thought and should be set before you plank the camera to your eye socket. Menus are now much more intuitive than the dog-days of the 5D, and take little time to alter.
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May 08, 2013 05:20 as a reply to  @ xhack's post |  #7

I just got my SL1 yesterday. I'll be posting my views on other aspects of this new camera in the coming days, but on the topic of the touchscreen, I like it a lot. It's no replacement for changing basic exposure parameters on the fly using buttons/dials with your eye on the viewfinder, but it does have it's utility.

It's very useful in the menu system and the quick screen in particular. In the menu screen, you can touch a tab and go into that menu directly. With my 5D3, I have to toggle the joystick a few times to get to the tab. Same on the quick screen... just tap the parameter you want to change and bingo, you're there. This makes working these controls much faster.

The other use for the touchscreen that I really like is on image playback. It works just like an iPhone. Swipe to go to the next photo, pinch to zoom, tap to edit, etc. It's very cool, and I wish my 5D3 had this.


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May 08, 2013 05:30 |  #8

Touch screens are awesome, though I haven't got one but I've read/watch some reviews. But what I'm worried about is it'll get the LCD dirtier or maybe got a few scratch on it because of your finger rather than using buttons.


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May 08, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ JuvarAbrera's post |  #9

My Panasonic GX-1 has a touch screen of sorts. I hardly ever use it.


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May 08, 2013 09:37 |  #10

RHChan84 wrote in post #15909335 (external link)
Canon T4i and T5i has a touch screen. Everyone has their preference about it. I like it and it takes a little to get used to but once you get used to it, its pretty good. Changing settings is pretty fast with the touch screen considering there's only one scroll wheel on it.

Oh, really? I didn't know T4i/T5i has integrated TS. I have to check them out. thanks.

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I just got my SL1 yesterday. I'll be posting my views on other aspects of this new camera in the coming days, but on the topic of the touchscreen, I like it a lot. It's no replacement for changing basic exposure parameters on the fly using buttons/dials with your eye on the viewfinder, but it does have it's utility.

It's very useful in the menu system and the quick screen in particular. In the menu screen, you can touch a tab and go into that menu directly. With my 5D3, I have to toggle the joystick a few times to get to the tab. Same on the quick screen... just tap the parameter you want to change and bingo, you're there. This makes working these controls much faster.

The other use for the touchscreen that I really like is on image playback. It works just like an iPhone. Swipe to go to the next photo, pinch to zoom, tap to edit, etc. It's very cool, and I wish my 5D3 had this.

Have you played with T4i/T5i touchscreen? If so, how does they compare to the SL1's? From the youtube video the SL1 touchscreen looks really slick. I can't wait to hold and play with SL1 when they arrive at brick and motar stores.


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May 08, 2013 09:41 |  #11

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Have you played with T4i/T5i touchscreen? If so, how does they compare to the SL1's? From the youtube video the SL1 touchscreen looks really slick. I can't wait to hold and play with SL1 when they arrive at brick and motar stores.

No, sorry, I have not handled a T4i or T5i. I would expect the experience to be pretty much the same as the SL1, though.


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May 08, 2013 16:05 |  #12

tgara wrote in post #15910533 (external link)
No, sorry, I have not handled a T4i or T5i. I would expect the experience to be pretty much the same as the SL1, though.

Yeah, they are all basically the same.


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May 08, 2013 17:31 |  #13

looks like time to check out T4i/T5i (but SL1 looks so damn slick, in youtube anyway). Thanks guys for telling me about T4i/T5i having TS, I really didn't know.


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May 08, 2013 18:07 |  #14

I've been considering a t4i as a semi dedicated Macro rig..
Thinking that screen would be a big advantage.

On the other hand, I could just use the 5DIII and my huge Galaxy Note II screen come to think of it/.. Hmmm...


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May 08, 2013 18:19 |  #15

DSLR Controller might work on the Galaxy. It doesn't work on my Droid Razr but it works on my Xoom. It's a great app and well worth the money for it.

I like the scroll wheel better but if theres only one scroll wheel then the touch screen is a big plus. I am very used to me 60D and two scroll wheels but and I did miss it when I was playing with the T4i but with the touch screen, it makes it easier to change settings.


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