Possible bad news for Rangefinger fans.......

Started Feb 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Arn Veteran Member • Posts: 3,571
you can either have a good EVF or rangefinder form

not both. That is, an EVF with a good maginification factor. A good EVF needs some serious glass inside and that means, there will be an EVF "hump" in the camera. Take a look at recent cameras with a really good EVF: Fuji X-T1, Sony A7, Olympus E-M1. All come with a hump.

Like this: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/16/cp-2014-fujifilm-stand-report/7

That makes it impractical for a rangefinder style camera to have such and EVF. The hump on the left side of the camera might look a bit silly. Either that, or the camera would have to be made larger in height or width to accomodate the big EVF.

Personally, I like rangefinder style of cameras as much as I do cameras with the traditional hump, but as I rather take a huge and clear EVF on my cameras, I don't see what the actual fuss is about the rangefinder form. Another thing: I don't think I've ever seen a rangefinder style camera with a fully articulated LCD. I would never give away my NX20's fully articulated LCD for a rangefinder form with a tilt-only LCD.

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