A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtan163
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Re: Why the writing's not on the wall (and the new link)
In reply to chlamchowder, Jun 4, 2013

chlamchowder wrote:

http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.fr/2013/05/i-think-writing-is-on-wall-future-is.htm

Here's where it's at now (the old link is no longer active): http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-think-writing-is-on-wall-future-is.html

But anyways, I disagree with him for several reasons.

  • "sensors that have phase detection auto focus elements" - everything on a sensor takes up space, and every bit of the sensor devoted to phase detection AF isn't collecting light for the final image. 

Hmm, reduced component count, ease of assembly, simplified design, probably less warranty returns, almost certainly less oily/whatever sensors (a la D7000, D600) and profit against what, losing a tiny, perhaps imperceptible amount of light (which BTW does not appear to have hurt Sony much)?

My feeling is that bean counters will see immense advantage in on sensor PDAF, engineers and users be damned!

I'm not saying that either way is right or wrong, I'm just predicting what will happen and the reasons I think it might happen.

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