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« on: May 09, 2009, 01:34:52 PM »
I am using a Nikon D70 and because of the small screen about 1.25" I often have problems seeing if the shot is sharp enough  even when zoomed in .There is a video out point, on the camera and I was wondering if it was worth get a small cheap portable dvd player, (or some such like thing) to connect to it just to check the shot. Has anyone come across such problems and found a solution
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Re: lcd screen
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 04:17:33 PM »
I agree that it can be hard to work out whether a shot is really sharp enough using the camera's screen.

I'm not sure that a still smallish screen on a portable DVD player would add very much. It would be interesting the hear what everyone else has to say on the matter.

I don't think there is a solution short of carting a laptop with a nice big screen around with you. Where's you dedication now eh Irv?  ;D What I do is try to take loads of shots and bin most of them when I get back to the PC. Often the camera screen is nigh on impossible to see in bright light anyway.

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Re: lcd screen
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 05:03:18 PM »

What I do is try to take loads of shots and bin most of them when I get back to the PC.



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Re: lcd screen
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 06:12:06 PM »
I had the same experience with the D70 and had many pics to delete when viewed full size on my laptop screen.
portable DVD players might be cumbersome to carry round unless you look at a tablet version and seem to be battery hungry.
i would look in the direction of portable photo frames still battery hungry but a bit more portable, you may be able to connect via usb ( don't know if they have video in function)and view your pics as slideshows. Even this set up would have some plugging and unplugging involved. i have just upgraded to the Nikon D80 and on my wish list was a larger LCD which allows me to clearly check for accurate focusing, and this is now making a massive difference to my end results.
i bought the D80 from cameraworld for £420, they are now selling some refurbished for £399.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 06:25:32 PM »
Thanks for the input guys I guess its a case of carrying on as it is then. I cant really justify/afford upgrading the camera yet (2010 hopefully) so I guess I'll have to keep on deleting the duff ones
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Re: lcd screen
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 06:47:24 PM »
the below is a response on dpreview to someone else posing the same question as yours.



Your camera has a direct video output that will plug into a TV set that has video inputs. I have used this feature on TV sets in hotel rooms from time to time. If you are talking about one of those little DVD players that has an LCD screen and looks kind of like a laptop, then it probably has a direct video input that you could use for the purpose. I will warn you that the photos will be larger but only marginally better than the display on the camera. Don't expect the same results you would see on a computer screen.

 

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