A feature to market. I am sure somebody would find it a feature that they want. We may be photographers, but sometimes we want to show the world that "we were there".
If you're trying to get some one to upgrade from a cell phone it should be able to do at least what the phone can.
See link I posted.... Yup Samsung dual. I thought it was a unique idea in a cheap camera.... Maybe ahead of its time.Look at all those douchebags with ironic beards who own Leicas and are CONSTANTLY taking photos of themselves in mirrors and windows? They've been doing it since the very first portable cameras came about.
Besides, wasn't there at least one camera, over a decade ago that had a similar designed drop-down display for selfies? Didn't Samsung also make a camera with a second LCD on the front for just such a purpose? (hah! usayit beat me to it) Or the camera-phones that had a little reflective mirror-patch by the lens so you could turn it around and point it at your own face with relative accuracy?
Up here they actually sold a lot of them in drug-stores. They were pretty popular, but I think the model we had pre-dated Wifi... They were cheap, small, and pretty easy to use.See link I posted.... Yup Samsung dual. I thought it was a unique idea in a cheap camera.... Maybe ahead of its time.
Aha.... I missed that you read the link already.....
Because iPhone selfies in low light suck big time. With E-PL7, one can use use bounce flash with e.g. Oly 17mm or 12mm and do a high quality selfie. LCD tilts down which is convenient. However, E-PL7 is epic fail without built-in bounceable flash.
Olympus has not hid the fact that two huge target markets for their PEN cameras are women and teens.I can definitely see the market potential here in China and probably rest of east Asia as well. Females here in general, are selfie fanatics. My girlfriend for instance, has been talking about getting a mu43 camera for a while now, and I think the PL7 it will seal the deal for her.
This will make nice pocket change for olympus for sure.
Surprisingly, Canon tried that with the N camera...didn't sell very well outside of Japan... In Japan, I don't think it did all that well either.Except that the camera can't make calls, txt, facebook, twitter, navigate, play games, etc, etc. If it could, it'd be a smart phone.