Articulating screen

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An articulating screen in the Olympus E-620.

An articulating screen is an LCD which - unlike a fixed screen - can change its position around a hinge or pivot. The articulating screen is known under different other names, e.g. flip-out screen, flip screen, adjustable screen, articulated screen or hinged screen. According to the way it moves, there are two main types:

1. The LCD moves around one axis, i.e. it tilts. It’s called tilting screen or tiltable screen.

2. The LCD moves around two axes which are at a right angle to each other, i.e. the screen tilts and swivels. This type is called swivel screen, but also e.g. vari-angle screen, fully articulated screen, fully articulating screen, rotating screen, multi-angle screen, variable angle screen, flip-out-and-twist screen, twist-and-tilt screen and swing-and-tilt screen.

Articulating screens are used in a variety of electronic devices such as laptops, camcorders, digital cameras, desk phones, mobile phones, DVD players and others; also TV screens and computer monitors can be articulating screens.

This article focuses on digital photography, where an articulating screen allows convenient or unobtrusive shooting from various perspectives.

Digital cameras with tilting screens[edit]

  • Canon: PowerShot N (2013), PowerShot N100 (2014), PowerShot G1 X Mark II (2014), PowerShot N2 (2014), PowerShot G7 X (2014)
  • Casio: Exilim EX-ZR1000 (2012), Exilim EX-ZR1100/Exilim EX-ZR1200 (2013), Exilim EX-10 (2013), Exilim EX-100 (2014), Exilim EX-ZR1300/Exilim EX-ZR1500 (2014), Exilim EX-FC500S (2014)
  • Fujifilm: FinePix S9000 Zoom/FinePix S9500 (2005), FinePix S9100/FinePix S9600 (2006), FinePix S100fs (2008), FinePix HS10/FinePix HS11 (2010), FinePix HS20 EXR/FinePix HS22 EXR (2011), X-S1 (2011), FinePix HS30 EXR (2012), FinePix SL1000 (2013), FinePix HS35 EXR (2013), X-M1 (2013), X-A1 (2013), X-T1 (2014), X30 (2014)
  • JVC: GC-PX10[1] (2011)
  • Kodak: Pixpro S-1 (2014)
  • Konica Minolta: DiMAGE A2 (2004)
  • Lytro: Illium (2014)
  • Minolta: DiMAGE A1 (2003)
  • Nikon: Coolpix P90 (2009), Coolpix P100 (2010), Coolpix P500 (2011), Coolpix P7100 (2011), Coolpix P510 (2012), Coolpix L830 (2014), 1 V3 (2014), D750 (2014)
  • Olympus: C-5050 Zoom (2002), E-330/EVOLT E-330 (2006), PEN E-PL3 (2011), OM-D E-M5 (2012), PEN E-PL5 (2012), XZ-2 iHS (2012), PEN E-PL6 (2013), PEN E-P5 (2013), OM-D E-M1 (2013), Stylus 1 (2013), Stylus TG-850 (2014), OM-D E-M10 (2014), PEN E-PL7 (2014), Stylus 1s (2014)
  • Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF6 (2013), Lumix DMC-GX7 (2013), Lumix DMC-ZS35/Lumix DMC-TZ56 (2014)
  • Pentax: Optio 230 (2002), Optio 330GS (2002), X-5 (2012), MX-1 (2013), 645Z (2014)
  • Praktica: Luxmedia 18-Z36C[2] (2012)
  • Rollei: Powerflex 360 (2012)
  • Samsung: MV800 (2011), MV900F (2012), NX300 (2013), WB2100 (2013), NX300M (2014), NX mini (2014), NX3000 (2014), NX1 (2014)
  • Sony: Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (2007), Alpha DSLR-A300 (2008), Alpha DSLR-A350 (2008), Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (2008), Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 (2009), Alpha DSLR-A330 (2009), Alpha DSLR-A380 (2009), Alpha DSLR-A500 (2009), Alpha DSLR-A550 (2009), Alpha NEX-3 (2010), Alpha NEX-5 (2010), Alpha DSLR-A390 (2010), Alpha DSLR-A560 (2010), Alpha DSLR-A580 (2010), Alpha NEX-C3 (2011), Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V (2011), Alpha NEX-7 (2011), Alpha NEX-5N (2011), Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (2012), Alpha NEX-F3 (2012), SLT-A37 (2012), Alpha NEX-5R (2012), Alpha NEX-6 (2012), Alpha NEX-3N (2013), Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 (2013), Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II (2013), Alpha NEX-5T (2013), Alpha 7 (2013), Alpha 7R (2013), Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (2013), Alpha 5000 (2014), Alpha 6000 (2014), Alpha 7S (2014), Cyber-shot DSC RX100 III (2014), Alpha 5100 (2014)
  • Vivikai: DC-1550 [3] (2011)
  • Vivitar ViviCam iTwist[4] series: 5028 (2010), X018 (2010), 7028 (2010), X028 (2010), T126 (2011), F129 (2011), F536 (2011), T028 (2012), X014 (2012), T022 (2012), F124 (2012)

Digital cameras with swivel screens[edit]

Camera phones with articulating screens[edit]

  • Nokia N90
  • Samsung SCH-U740
  • Sharp 902
  • Sharp 923sh
  • Sharp 920sh
  • Sharp SH-01A
  • Sharp 934sh
  • Sharp Aquos Phone Hybrid 007sh
  • Casio Exilim C721

Accessories[edit]

Aftermarket products are available which can be fitted to static screen cameras. These reflect the screen image, or capture and duplicate the image.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp?pathId=8
  2. ^ http://www.praktica.de/index.php?id=22&L=1&tx_prdigital_pi1%5bshowUid%5d=2703&cHash=6b6ebad4e1
  3. ^ http://www.vivikai.com/_d271454283.htm
  4. ^ http://www.vivitar.com/products/1/digital-cameras/
  5. ^ http://www.benq.com/product/dsc/g1
  6. ^ http://www.vivikai.com/_d270640765.htm
  7. ^ http://www.adi-digital.com/Zigview/Zigview%20S2/Zigview%20S2%20Page.htm
  8. ^ http://flipbac.com/angle-viewfinder-about.htm
  9. ^ http://www.aputure.com/blog/2011/12/20/gigtube-wireless-2-live-view-lcd-remote-viewfinder-released/