I must prefer LCD and EVF over OVF on SLRs. On P&S cameras, the LCD is bright, full color, large, and in the last 2 years quick enough to catch movement. On SLRs, the OVF's are greenish and dark. Furthermore, when you take the photo, the mirror blacks out the view. Cameras which have EVFs, dont have mirrors, thus you can quickly pan with the subject. I am not saying I love EVFs; some are better (Kodak, Olympus) than others, Sony H9 is horrible, Canon S5 IS has too many pixels. However, EVF's are in color, though they are slow at this time(there is maybe a 1/2sec lag). The window viewers on P&S's are the best for viewing how the world is, but they have a parallex error, no info, and no histogram. SLRs are starting to come around to the world of live-view LCDs; cameras such as Canon 40D, Nikon D300, Olympus E-410, E-510, E-3, Pentax K20D, Sony DSLR-A300, DSLR-A350. BTW, I got eye strain from looking thru EVFs and OVF too long. Also, if you keep your left eye closed, and look thru an SLR's OVF, you are missing out on whats happening all around you. I get dizzy from all the turns and twists with an SLR trying to capture, focus, and follow the action, or re-focus on another subject behind me. Try it, is it easier to make a 180 with a live LCD or an OVF?