* Posts by Rick 18

2 posts • joined 19 Apr 2010

Canon EOS 550D DSLR

Rick 18

Next year’s ‘must have’ feature? - an articulated LCD screen please

I've been waiting for this to come out to upgrade my 400D.

Ticks most of the boxes, more pixels (yes I know but occasionally they are what you need), much improved top end ISO performance (which looks really impressive in your sample shots) and an improved LCD screen.

It's a shame GPS tagging isn't there, but more a nice to have for me.

The one feature I was waiting for, which will probably make me postpone my upgrade, is an articulated LCD screen. I seem to spend a lot of lying on wet ground trying to get low level shots. The upgrade would get me live view, which might help, but I was really, really, hoping they would follow the Nikon D5000 and make the screen articulated. Maybe on the 600D...

HTC Desire

Rick 18

No bluetooth initiated voice calls? - not a 5* phone

I don't see how you can give this a 5* rating when it's impossible to initiate a voice call without touching the phone, even with a bluetooth headset.

I could live with the poor battery life, even the inability to install applications on the SD card, but needing to touch the phone when driving to make a call? That should be a deal breaker for all UK drivers looking for a new phone. Google don't even have it as a high priority issue.

For more information, and to add your voice to the requests for this essential feature to be added as soon as possible, head over to http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1181.

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