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Old March 26th, 2003, 11:02 AM   #16
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All depends if they change the body style or not I guess.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 05:04 PM   #17
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It seems unlikely that Canon will ad an LCD screen to the XL-series. Canon's reputation and history demonstrate that they tend to stay with an established body-style once it has caught on, such as they have with 35mm SLR cameras like the Rebel. Even the new digital cameras use the same body style in that series.

The XL-series body style is part of their branding because it is recognizable, and I suspect they'll be loath to change it in any significant way just to accomodate a flip-out screen. Corvette's from 1950 look an awful lot like the Corvette of today, specifically because the shape itself = brand recognition. Just an observation.

I've always thought flip-out LCD screens give video cameras a 'consumer' look and feel to them anyway. And with the multitude of add-on LCD screens available, it isn't an absolute necessity.

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Old March 30th, 2003, 06:14 AM   #18
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Gotcha. For me I don't care about the looks. Logisitcally, it takes power and space on the camera to have a lcd flip out screen. I'd rather have a lot of other features besides a teeny tiny blurry color lcd that flips out. One more thing that is easy to break, and adds nothing to the actual job of crafting and image.
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