richard.heeks 1:32pm, 21 July 2009

I'm a D90 user looking for a second camera. I notice that the P6000 has an optical viewfinder. Does that mean it really is optical?, i.e. as opposed to being a digital image in the viewfinder. And, (I assume it has a screen option too), so can you turn the screen off and just use the viewfinder? That way, I assume, the batteries would last for a good while.

smiling touch [deleted] 9 years ago
Yes indeed, there is a button next to the viewfinder that gives you a choice of views, including turning it off.
The view through the finder has nothing except a focus confirmation bulb and a flash ready bulb tho, no indication of exposure or anything.
worried meal [deleted] 9 years ago
I also turn off the LCD at times when outdoors. I find the optical viewfinder really handy under certain conditions. Keep in mind that you only see approx. 80 percent of the actual image and for macro its useless for accurate framing. I'm also a D90 user and some issues aside I find the P6000 a perfect compliment to its big brother and enjoy using it. Today I purchased the SB400 for it and it makes quite a difference for good flash exposures.
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