A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

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Re: A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF
In reply to seahawk, Jun 5, 2013

seahawk wrote:

I wonder why people see the first appearance of the EVF in a semi-pro level DSLR and especially one that (if ever released) would be targeting the action shooter. So probably exactly the user group which expects the best AF, uses the heaviest lenses (so does not care at all about size and weight) and could probably be considered heavily invested into a DSLR system and on the conservative side of things.

Would the D5100 for example not be much more obvious for a EVF?

Why would a D300 comparable DX version of V1 be desirable rather than a D5100?  A D300 isn't strictly for action shooters.

Let's assume the AF is improved.  V1 already beats my D300 in light down to dusk for speed of acquisition.  Accuracy is at least as good...if not better.  Hopefully, that could improve as could ability to track moving objects.  V1 is already capable of following moving children, people jogging. etc.  Improvement may not match a D300, but would certainly beat a D5100.

Then add silent shutter, 10fps.  I find that immensely useful in candid photos, or group pics.  How often I find the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th group shot the perfect one.  The movie mode is quite useful as well.

Add D300 external controls for WB; exposure comp; mode; focus point; quality; ISO etc.; and on camera flash compatible with Nikon's complete flash system which the current V1 lacks and we're talking about a camera WAY above a D5100.  And, possibly, a camera which many current dSLR users would find superior in importantan ways  (TO THEM) than even a D7100.

There are numerous EVF cameras available today.  Many have rabidly devoted users.  Visit the m4/3 forum.  There are strong reasons why people like them.  I have found, I like them...with reservations.

However, were Nikon able to produce a camera such as I described, those reservations would be eliminated for me.

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