G1X OVF is crappy - or not?

Started Mar 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lost in Time Regular Member • Posts: 207
Re: My thanks to the OP for this OVF thread

ernieF wrote:

Many Oly and Pana m43 don't have any eye level VF

Most u4/3 cameras (and even the LX5 P&S) can take an optional EVF that plugs in to the hot-shoe. These work very well - not as good as a DSLR, but not far off and with the benefit of full shooting information. Another advantage is that the add-on EVFs can also tilt, allowing a greater range of shooting angles.

The G1X feels very much like an engineering rush-job, with everything aside from the sensor and lens carried pretty much unchanged from the elderly G11 and G12 models (most noticeably the focusing). I'll bet that the next model will use an EVF in some form.

Imaging pairing the G1X sensor with a more conservative but faster zoom and decent AF. Put the whole thing in a real range-finder style body with an EVF (ie a smaller fixed lens Nex7, with all the physical controls of the G-series).

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