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]

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


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]

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