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Does any manufacturer's EVF camera (or alternative firmware) implement multi-coloured/false-color focus peaking and/or histogram position?

It would be logical and helpful to use false colours (maybe layered on a b/w EVF display) to indicate how strong a peaked contrast is. Alternatively, such could be a more precise way to show eg zone ...
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How does electronic view finder preview shutter speed?

Like title mentioned, how does mirrorless or dslr's live viewfinder previews the different shutter speed? In actuality, when the picture is taken, the shutter actually has to close for that amount of ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

All mirrorless cameras have the image in the rear LCD and the electronic viewfinder (EVF) fully generated by a computer, making many utilities such as noise removal, text overlays, histograms, etc ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

DSLR cameras, like traditional film SLRs, have a viewfinder you put to your eye to look through the lens. These days, many mirrorless cameras are styled just like DSLRs but use an electronic ...
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What's the advantage of a DSLR's “previewer” viewfinder, since I have observed that mirrorless cameras appear to have the same thing?

I have read some articles about DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and one thing all people insist on is that: DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm film cameras from the past. A mirror inside the ...
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How does one activate “Multi Mode Viewfinder” setting on Fujifilm X-T1?

The Fujifilm website documents an "Advanced Feature" which it calls "Multi Mode Viewfinder". This allows one to use various viewfinder modes called "Full", "Normal", "Vertical" and "Dual". Dual is ...
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What are the benefits of EVFs over the rear LCD?

I have had many cameras, both Digital and Film. Yet I am still to find a situation where using the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) is of benefit. With a DSLR I use the optical viewfinder, it is ...
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Why is the sky bright orange in my Olympus camera's viewfinder?

Hi all I have an Olympus EM 10 and I have an issue with strange colours when I take a picture. The blue sky for example is bright orange. The pictures are fine though it's just the viewfinder and the ...
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What's the point of a shutter when the sensor is clearly working all the time to provide live view?

Something I don't understand about compact digital cameras is how their shutters work. On the screen at the back of the camera, a preview is constantly shown. I assume this preview is made by light ...
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Should I buy an electronic viewfinder?

... as opposed to using the LCD? This is with reference to a NEX-5R. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Does the EVF help me hold the camera steadier? Does it help me compose better ...
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How bad is the EVF/LCD lag on the Sony A37?

While searching for info about Sony SLT-A37 shutter lag (good results btw), I also read this question: Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders. There Itai said in a comment about the lag between ...
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Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders such as the ones used in Sony SLT cameras?

What are the disadvantages of electronic viewfinders? such as the ones used in Sony SLT cameras? What is the reason that major camera manufacturers are still using the classic viewfinders while using ...
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How do I get the Super Control Panel of Olympus OM-D E-M5 to appear on rear-LCD screen when the EVF is on?

I like having the EVF Auto Switch off (as I don't like the lag in getting the EVF to turn on with the eye sensor), but I would like to get the SCP on the rear-LCD screen. I read in a blog that if you ...
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

The shutter lag on my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is much longer in EVF mode (just under half a second) than in LCD mode (about 0.15 seconds). What would explain this anomaly?
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Does the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 show the effects of exposure compensation in the EVF?

This is something I never noticed while I had my hands on the X-Pro 1 — maybe because I didn't use the EVF mode as much as the optical finder, or maybe because I wasn't in situations where exposure ...
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Is it possible to operate the Panasonic GH1 via just the EVF if the LCD is broken?

Simple question for those who have used a GH1: Is it possible to fully operate the camera using just the EVF if the LCD is broken? Or are some menu items only accessible on the LCD?