E-M5 EVF difficult in bright sunlight?

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E-M5 EVF difficult in bright sunlight?
Apr 30, 2012

This quote from DPReview's E-M5 review worries me a bit:

"As with all electronic viewfinders, even at its brightest setting, it can't match the ambient light levels on a bright day (a problem that optical viewfinders don't suffer from), which makes stray light from around the edges of your eye much more distracting. The shallow eye-cup of the E-M5 makes this worse (Olympus tells us it's working on a deeper one) but glasses wearers are likely to find they have to cup one hand around the finder on bright days." http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5/5

Since I wear glasses, and since the main reason for needing an EVF is shooting in bright daylight, I am a little concerned. That said I am sure that the EM-5's EVF is still easier to use in bright sunlight than the low resolution LVF1 I currently use on my Panasonic GF1.

Can any glasses-wearing EM-5 shooters comment on using the EVF in bright sunlight? It would be a three-hour round trip for me to try one out in a store, and since that would be in Seattle during the month of May: The odds of having a bright sunny day for testing in the store parking lot would be pretty slim

Sean

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