No, the CX1 appears quite mainstream…until you look closely. There's no viewfinder, but the 920,000-dot 3" LCD matches those on high-end DSLRs. Not only is it high-res, but it also is vivid, and stays that way in sunlight. During a weekend shoot in New York's Central Park, I had no trouble seeing what I was shooting, or playing back what I had shot. MORE AFTER THE JUMP.