A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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olliess Senior Member • Posts: 1,077
Re: A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

seahawk wrote:

Action is different to high frame rates.

Action is not all about high frame rates, but nevertheless cameras targeted at professional action shooters have typically advertised high frame rates, along with fast autofocus tracking and high ISO capability.

The important thing is a responsive camera with a view finder that gives you a clear view of the action and immediate response under all light conditions. FPS wise 7-8 would be plenty for most action shooters if the camera is as responsive as the D300.

There isn't much reason why EVFs won't continue to improve in responsiveness and visual fidelity. They're already better than an OVF under some lighting conditions, and they provide lots of useful feedback that you don't have to look at the camera back, after the shot, to see.

Add in the fact that ANY fps you deem adequate is quieter and easier to achieve mechanically without a flippy mirror. It still makes sense. If not by the time the fabled D400 appears, then sooner or later.

I personally think the D300 line is the worst practical option to throw in an EVF. Expeed 4 will be tested heavily enough when asked to move 24MP at 8FPS or 36 at 6FPS.

I think 36 MP on an action-oriented DX-format camera could potentially be a worse practical option.

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