X100: Dark EVF?

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John.Laninga
John.Laninga Senior Member • Posts: 2,237
X100: Dark EVF?

I've had and enjoyed EVF since my old Sony R1.  I've had the Panny G1 and now have the GH2, I've also had the Sony a55 and a77.  So you could say I'm experienced with EVF, and if asked I prefer EVF to OVF.

Now I've got the X100, and actually like being able to switch between EVF and OVF.  But I find the EVF to be dark, and the brighter the conditions, the darker the display.  In fact, in bright sunlight I now switch to OVF because the EVF is too hard to see.

I've checked the manual, and can find no mention of EVF brightness.  I can't remember if any of my prior cameras had adjustable EVF brightness, but I cant remember ever having this problem.

If you have experience with an X100, did you find the EVF to be dark?  Is it adjustable, or is my copy defective?

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