Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-27-2017
Accepted Solution

Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day

[ Edited ]

We bought a new Canon SX530, which, like almost all current point and shoot digital cameras, no longer has an optical viewfinder, just the LCD.  Yesterday was a sunny day and the glare and reflection made made the LCD viewfinder almost impossible to use.

 

Any ideas or tricks to improve performance?

Super Contributor
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day

At menu, select tool tab, select LCD brightness and use arrow right/left to adjust the glare of LCD.

VIP
Posts: 11,140
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day


@RSlater wrote:

We bought a new Canon SX530, which, like almost all current point and shoot digital cameras, no longer has an optical viewfinder, just the LCD.  Yesterday was a sunny day and the glare and reflection made made the LCD viewfinder almost impossible to use.

 

Any ideas or tricks to improve performance?


I am sure that the LCD on a DSLR would be just as difficult to see.  There are no point and shoot cameras in that price range that offer viewfinders, AFAIK.  Not one, made by anyone.  Sometimes I wear a ball/visor cap just  to provide portable shade.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day

Depending on your angle to the sun you could get a LCD hood that will shade it if turning up the brightness doesnt help. That's another reason I am hooked on articulating and swiviling LCD screens like on my SX50HS.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-27-2017

Re: Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day

What was interesting to me was that there were maybe TWO offered with rangefinders out of the dozens of point and shoot cameras.  It seems strange that someone hasn't gotten a fix by now.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Canon SX530 - LCD viewfinder very hard to use on a sunny day

I have a viewfinder on mine which a rarely if ever use. I think the cost of making an LCD that would be visible in all intensities of sun at any angle would or might cost as much as the camera. I can't remember where I saw them but I did see some inexpensive hoods that shield just the LCD from bright sunlight.  B&H Photo maybe, they attach with velcro strips.

But your right viewfinders are going "bye-bye" on many point and shoot and bridge cameras.

powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement