Olympus SP-700: Random nonsense
Thomas Ricker of Engadget opines:
Not to be outdone by the Sony’s DSC-N1, Olympus announces their 6 megapixel SP-700 which also features a massive 3-inch LCD screen. However, unlike the 8 megapixel N1, the SP-700’s LCD is not touch sensitiveSo not to be outdone by Sony's 8-megapixel camera with a touchscreen, Olympus release a 6-megapixel with no touchscreen. What?
but hey, who wants to grub about on the display (and consume battery power) if the camera’s got a decent set of controls anyway?I presume the "consume battery power" jibe is a reference to the first comment on the DSC-N1 thread:
You can use real buttons while the LCD is switched off, but the touch screen buttons will only be any use when the LCD is on, and the LCD is the biggest battery eater on the cameraErm, neither camera has an optical viewfinder. They're basically unusable without the LCD screen on anyway. Unless he's referring to the negligible power consumption of the touchscreen component, Ricker is pretty much making shit up.