What is the advantage of an optical viewfinder over an electronic viewfinder?

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: What is the advantage of an optical viewfinder over an electronic viewfinder?
In reply to river251, Dec 20, 2012

river251 wrote:

I'm just starting out. My point and shoot puts an awful lot of info on the viewfinder. Why would people prefer an optical (glass?) viewfinder? Is it because it's brighter? Or you can better see the target?

Thanks,

Jim

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You're as happy as you think you are.

The simple answer is the list of pro's and con's are largely all personal preference.. People have stated quite an extensive list of pro's for OVF's that apply to them.. Of course some may not agree and see some advantages as disadvantages to themselves..

I don't mind either, I've used both and get the best out of both, but like the whole film/digital saga years ago, you have to just accept both have a place.. (although it is a good source of debate these days)

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