Articulating screen

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An articulating screen in the Olympus E-620.

An articulating screen is a liquid-crystal display (LCD) which is not fixed, but rather can be repositioned using a hinge or pivot. The articulating screen is known under different other names such as flip-out screen, flip screen, adjustable screen, articulated screen, or hinged screen. According to the way it moves, there are three main types:

  1. The LCD moves around one axis, so that it only tilts. It is called tilting screen or tiltable screen.
  2. The LCD moves around two axes which are at a right angle to each other, so that the screen both tilts and swivels. This type is called swivel screen. Other names for this type are 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
  3. The LCD moves into a variety of angles; it tilts horizontally and vertically and also rotates to a certain extend while staying aligned with the lens axis. It still can not be turned all the way up, down or to the side to be seen from the front of the camera for self-portraits. This type of articulating screen is called cross-tilt screen, flexible-tilt screen or flex-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 a tilting screen[edit]

The tilting screens of camera models marked with an asterisk (*) here below can be tilted by 180 degrees or close to it so that they may be used to take self portraits more easily.

Canon[edit]

Casio[edit]

  • 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-ZR50(*) (2014)
  • Exilim EX-FC500S(*) (2014)
  • Exilim EX-ZR1600 / Exilim EX-ZR2000(*) (2015)
  • Exilim EX-ZR3000 / Exilim EX-ZR3500(*) (2015)
  • Exilim EX-ZR60(*) (2015)

Fujifilm[edit]

JVC[edit]

  • GC-PX10[1](*) (2011)

Kodak[edit]

Konica Minolta[edit]

Lytro[edit]

  • Illium (2014)

Medion[edit]

  • Life P44034 (MD 86934)(*) (2014)

Minolta[edit]

Nikon[edit]

  • Coolpix P90 (2009)
  • Coolpix P100 (2010)
  • Coolpix P500 (2011)
  • Coolpix P7100 (2011)
  • Coolpix P510 (2012)
  • Coolpix L830 (2014)
  • 1 V3 (2014)
  • D750 (2014)
  • Coolpix L840 (2015)
  • 1 J5(*) (2015)
  • D500 (2016)
  • DL18-50 (*) (2016)
  • DL24-85 (*) (2016)
  • Coolpix A900 (*) (2016)
  • Coolpix B500 (2016)

Olympus[edit]

Panasonic[edit]

  • Lumix DMC-GF6(*) (2013)
  • Lumix DMC-GX7 (2013)
  • Lumix DMC-ZS35/Lumix DMC-TZ55/Lumix DMC-TZ56(*) (2014)
  • Lumix DMC-SZ10(*) (2015)
  • Lumix DMC-ZS45/Lumix DMC-TZ57/Lumix DMC-TZ58(*) (2015)
  • Lumix DMC-GF7(*) (2015)
  • Lumix DMC-GF8(*) (2016)
  • Lumix DMC-GX85/Lumix DMC-GX80 (2016)

Pentax[edit]

  • Optio 230 (2002)
  • Optio 330GS (2002)
  • X-5 (2012)
  • MX-1 (2013)
  • 645Z (2014)
  • 645Z-IR (2015)

Praktica[edit]

  • Luxmedia 18-Z36C (2012)

Rollei[edit]

  • Powerflex 360 (2012)
  • Powerflex 850(*) (2014)

Samsung[edit]

Sony[edit]

Vivikai[edit]

  • DC-1550(*) (2011)

Vivitar (ViviCam iTwist series)[edit]

  • 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 a swivel screen[edit]

BenQ[edit]

  • G1 (2012)

Canon[edit]

Casio[edit]

  • EX-P505 (2005)
  • Exilim TRYX/EX-TR100 (2011)
  • EX-TR150 (2012)
  • EX-TR200 (2012)
  • EX-TR10 (2013)
  • EX-TR15 (2013)
  • EX-TR35 (2014)
  • EX-TR50/EX-TR500 (2014)

Fujifilm[edit]

Kodak[edit]

  • EasyShare-One (2005)
  • Pixpro AZ651 (2014)

Konica Minolta[edit]

  • DiMAGE A200 (2004)

Leica[edit]

  • V-Lux 2 (2010)
  • V-Lux 3 (2011)
  • V-Lux 4 (2012)
  • V-Lux Typ 114 (2014)

Nikon[edit]

Olympus[edit]

Panasonic[edit]

Pentax[edit]

  • Optio 750Z (2004)
  • K-S2 (2015)
  • K-70 (2016)

Protax[edit]

  • DC600 (2010)
  • D3000 (2013)

Samsung[edit]

  • Digimax V40 (2004)
  • Digimax V50 (2004)
  • Digimax V60 (2004)
  • Digimax V70 (2004)
  • TL500/EX1 (2010)
  • NX20 (2012)
  • EX2F (2012)
  • NX30 (2014)

Sony[edit]

Vivikai[edit]

  • DC600 (2010)

Digital cameras with a cross-tilt screen[edit]

Pentax[edit]

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.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp?pathId=8
  2. ^ http://www.adi-digital.com/Zigview/Zigview%20S2/Zigview%20S2%20Page.htm
  3. ^ http://flipbac.com/angle-viewfinder-about.htm
  4. ^ http://www.aputure.com/blog/2011/12/20/gigtube-wireless-2-live-view-lcd-remote-viewfinder-released/