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Benefits of EFV for NEX-5R

Started Feb 5, 2013 | Questions thread
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Benefits of EFV for NEX-5R
Feb 5, 2013

Hello dear enthusiasts/professionals,

What are the benefits of having an electronic viewfinder on a camera like the NEX-5R?  Is it just the ability to see better in sunlight?  What about using a shade for the LCD or something like this?


I thought the battery might be improved but further researched seemed to show that the EFV actually uses more power than the LCD.

I know the resolution is better on the EFV, but it is it really that helpful or even noticeable when framing, especially when taking action shots with moving subjects?  I find it almost impossible to get a good focus with MF unless MF assist is on.  I assume I'd need MF assist with the EFV as well, don't I?

What are the big benefits of having this EFV that I hear many people recommending the NEX-6/7 over the 5R?  Please keep in mind this is coming from someone who has not had the opportunity to try the EFV for real-world use yet, but I've owned DSLRs with OFVs.


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