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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:41 AM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
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Originally Posted by Doug Kerr View Post
remember, we see millions of frames every day composed with an EVF
Provided we watch TV, which may not be the case for everyone.

But even if an EVF is fine on a TV camera, it may not be just as useful on a still camera. In my experience, the requirements of the two systems are completely different.

But last week I suddenly realized that with both my Panasonic DMC-FZ200 (which has a "not bad" EVF) and my Canon G16 (which has a "usable" optical finder). I find myself very often composing with the back-panel display.
Interestingly, it has been my experience when travelling that the vast majority of people use the back panel of their cameras and not the viewfinder, especially in Asia. Plenty of people buy a SLR, apparently because they believe it will give better pictures, but only use it in live view mode (for which it is ill suited). I suppose that the manufacturers have better statistics than my anecdotical information, but if my observations are statistically relevant, the viewfinder may soon become a niche product.
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