I wish I had the EVF (HF M41) version, but I have the HF M40 camcorder.
I use the touch-focus and touch-exposure often.
When outdoors/sunny day: fortunately I can still see the image enough to touch the target on the screen, but I can't spot subtleties like shadow and details I may miss until later on PC playback.
I'm wondering if I got one of those (3-inch) LCD eyecup/viewfinder magnifiers used for DSLRs...
Would it be workable to manually hold the eyecup up with my right hand, while securing onto the LCD with my left to check the shot? (I wouldn't glue it on, obviously.) Or do you think my hands may shake it around too much?
I know about the LCD hoods/shades; not sure how practical that is while using touchscreen. It also may interfere with the wireless remote, which I use often with a tripod to scroll through the menus.
The eyecup would be more ideal because I would also be able to scrutinize for noise in the image. What about the possibility of making DIY hooks onto the eyecup so I could quickly hook/unhook it?
The HF M40 touchscreen looks like this:
EDIT: Just realized that holding up an eyecup may be difficult with hand-held shots, so if anyone knows of an LCD hood that would work with a 3-inch touchscreen, I may consider it and possibly skip using the remote for outdoors.