LCD, viewfinder and video

The rear of the DP2 Merrill is dominated by its 3in LCD screen. It has a resolution of 920,000 dots and a good viewing angle. However, I found that its output is not as bright as other similar screens, and its colour rendition lacks the ‘punch’ of the final image results. Furthermore, it picks up smudges easily, which can in turn compromise viewing the screen in bright light.

There is no viewfinder built into the camera, but the company’s VF-21 optical viewfinder can be attached to the camera via the hotshoe port. While video is possible with the DP2 Merrill, it is more of an afterthought, being only 480p VGA format.

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