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Is the 1dmk2n screen that much better?

 
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Jan 14, 2010 19:25 |  #1

Looking into picking up a secondary 1d mk IIn to complement my current 1d mk II. The main reason I'm deciding to pickup a IIn over a II was the screen size. I recall that everything else was basically the same except for some minor improvements.

When shooting with the 1d2 I find that reviewing photos is almost impossible with the tiny screen. Even zooming in all the way doesn't give me much info on the image's quality. I don't do this often but I review occasionally to have an idea of how many more keepers I need. I'm wondering if the 2n's step up in screen size would improve image previews. If I remember correctly doesn't the 2n still have the same number of pixels, just stretched out?


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Jan 15, 2010 10:57 |  #2

The screen is significantly better, bigger and better viewing angle, you say this important to you so it's a judgement call that only you can make. Additional features are the ability to shoot raw and jpegs separately to the CF and SD cards. The picture style feature produces a better processing of jpeg images in the camera. The price premium between the 1D2 and 2N is quite significant here in the UK - typically for the same condition/shutter counts the N would br about $400 dearer. I personally think it's worth it.


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Jan 15, 2010 11:05 |  #3

Both have 230k pixels, so you're right -- it will just be larger and stretched. It isn't using any higher quality of JPG for the preview so checking critical focus will be just as pointless. I don't think the screens actually got much better until the very latest crop of cameras.


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Jan 15, 2010 11:07 |  #4

Not really. If you say bigger is better then it is but 2.5" vs 2" is not that big. Same resolution.


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Jan 15, 2010 11:22 as a reply to  @ sonnyc's post |  #5

Yup. I agree none of those 230k screens are good enough to check focus. The increase of 25% on the diagonal - about 50% on the area - just makes it look better.


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