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On the E-500, can you shoot using the lcd screen instead of the view finder.

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No you can't, HOWEVER the newer models you can...should mention that Olympus was the first to make a DSLR camera with dual viewing options...check out their site, they've got some awesome new things. The e-520 and 620 would be my next choices.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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