I’m told that using a look-down viewfinder is very strongly preferred by many photographers. One of the biggest advantages, apparently is that when taking portrait shots, not being looked at by the snapper directly puts a sitter in a more relaxed frame of mind.
Today’s invention is a simple variant on the standard compact camera LCD display back.
In this case, the display faces the rear of the camera and can be hinged outwards to allow a photographer to look down on it and see the scene in the correct orientation. A wider range of hinge rotation might be provided to allow for conventional positioning of the LCD display on the back face of the camera, facing the user.