Never Assume! Check!
We’ve just bought me a new camera, a Fuji finepix s4600, an upgrade from my Fuji-finepix s5800. The 5800 was 8 mega-pixels, the 4600 is 16. There are also other new options. I loved the 5800 which has been particularly good for macro shots, and I was looking forward and really excited about the newer model. The first thing I noticed when I picked it up and tried to look through the viewfinder was that there wasn’t one! Much swearing followed. I wear glasses for reading and close-up work but not for walking through the woods. Going out for a walk with the new camera and having to look at the LCD screen will mean ‘glasses-on’ ‘glasses-off’ ‘glasses-on’ glasses-off’! Grrrrrrrrrr!
Like most cameras these days it does most conveniently give you a nice ‘beeeeeep’ to tell you when it’s focused which is great, but the trouble is with the LCD screen I can never be sure as to exactly what it’s focused on, even with glasses. With macro shots this is really important because I often want to focus on a very specific point on a very small subject, and even with my glasses on I can’t tell if I’ve got it right. With a viewfinder I can see exactly. Having said this I have to say I’m extremely happy with a couple of my first shots.