Is there an SLR with no viewfinder blackout?

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Vikas Rana
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In reply to Erik Magnuson, 6 months ago

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Vikas Rana wrote:

Erik Magnuson wrote:

An SLT does not update the EVF during still exposures. The top-of-the-line A99 doesn't even supply live view updates at 6 FPS continuous -- just replays of the previous exposure (past not present). You don't get actual updates until you drop down to 3 FPS. Heck, even a Canon Rebel can do better flapping it's mirror at 4-5 FPS.

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Erik

I'm not sure about A99 but SLT A77 provides updates with 12 fps, like any other SLR/Ts it blacked out in long exposures

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyslta77/10

"Another disadvantage of the SLT system when it comes to fast shooting is that it isn't possible for the A77 to maintain a live view feed in its fastest 8fps and 12fps continuous capture modes. The viewfinder does not black out when shooting at these high framerates, but shows a sequence of still frames in real time. What this means is that at any given moment, you don't see the view through the camera's lens right now, but how it was a fraction of a second ago. This makes little or no difference if you're shooting slow-moving or static subjects, but it makes panning with fast-moving subjects very hard indeed, since you never know where they are - only where they were."

This is even worse than blacking out combined with real-time.

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Erik

It may be an issue in earlier firmwares and fixed later but EVF only shows what sensor sees, watch this video and see how milliseconds are changing after every click:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0oAno5MD5I

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