A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: True...
In reply to chlamchowder, Jun 3, 2013

chlamchowder wrote:

Don't worry about EVF vs OVF.

In 5-year perspective only top pro bodies still had OVF.

Very true, IMO. OVF only really has an advantage where getting the shot trumps everything else (because of its responsiveness and low power consumption).

The truth is very sad. The cheaper alternative will always win. EVF is thousandfold cheaper because of no mechanical adjustments needed. And it perfectly compose with AI technologies for image enchacement.

Yep, EVFs are a lot cheaper.

What's weird, though, is that mirrorless bodies aren't cheaper than DSLR equivalents. The D5100 and NEX-5r, both with a 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens, cost about $600. But the D5100 has an additional moving mirror, PDAF sensor, pentamirror, and larger body. How does that work out?

Prices still high because too much R&D efforts for whole system. Same with $4.99 iPhone that sells $500 or so. Only quantity in hundred millions per year can reduce mirrorless price upto $99/kit. Then again no pro solutions in that quantity.

But there is still no mirrorless system even close.

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