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| p.1 #11 · acceptable EVF just around the corner? |
I don't know how close such a critter is, but I do know that last year someone showed me a camera with the branding info blacked out that surprised me with the quality of its electronic viewfinder. Made me rethink some of my previous assumptions about the potential of these things.
5 MP 0.6" microOLED for your EVF anyone? Given optics that could place the apparent image at the right place (like on the focusing screen? like the LCD in the 7D), this would exceed human acuity - it would only need to be fast enough to be imperceptibly delayed and it would be a huge leap forward for the DSLR - "almost life-like" display with overlay all the ancillary info, live histogram, zoom level selectable etc and a brightness/visibility that didn't require fast lenses or much light at all (think exposure simulation). A mirror would still be needed unless contrast (as opposed to phase) AF gets much faster, but the clunky prism not so much
Not too much longer to wait - maybe.
Preparing to run away from Luddite flames
I would love to see this post 5 years from now.... I suspect that they will both exist for a long time together, but eventually the optical VF would be replaced once the display technology get significally better. Many motivations for it including not needing a shutter mirror, a prism . Im not a pro, but as a hobbyists, I can see it disappearing from entry level cameras in 5-10 years.