The Balancing Act - Or Why The Screen Swings Out
The ones that do not swing to the side are a bit less fraught - the Fujifilm. Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony companies have all made models of compact and mirror-less cameras that have an articulated screen that drops down or folds up in a straight line.
Those of you who do studio work, macro, wildflowers or food photography with a camera that does not feature one of these screens are shortchanging yourselves - this feature lets you look at what you are getting without doing contortions. You can even do selfies with accuracy - and with the added advantage that as you take them you can see just how bad a duckface makes you look.
If you do not have one on your camera it is time to change.