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What are the benefits of EVFs over the rear LCD?

Pushing the camera towards your head will significantly stabilize the framing; I, for one, need a faster shutter speed when shooting without looking through the VF. Also, it is less strenuous to use ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

dSLRs cannot use add-on electronic viewfinders. They don't have the communication contacts in the flash hotshoe to "talk" to one. The Canon EVF model you're looking at is only for Canon's ...
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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?

DSLRs have a direct, optical path through the lens. (Well, a reflected direct path.) You are seeing the scene with your eyes. Mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder actually use a small LCD screen — ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

Electronic viewfinder Pros: Potentially smaller and lighter camera bodies and lenses (particularly wide angle lenses) Can zoom in to verify precise focus and depth of field Can see (almost) exactly ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

At best it could only be a very rough estimate. Why is this so? Because ultimately depth of field depends on factors that the camera does not know and which may be, and often are, changed after the ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

The Fuji X-T3 and X-Pro2 (among others) have a focus assist feature called Focus Peak Highlight that shows what is in focus by outlining items in both the EVF and rear LCD that are in focus. This ...
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How do you keep white balance from killing the color?

I believe there is a misconception here. Doing a manual white balance, will not preserve the look of the lighting, it will try to neutralize the light and thus the rendition of color. How white ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

An optical viewfinder can never have any lag, since it's optical it operates at the speed of light. On the other hand with an optical viewfinder you will not see exactly what you will get in you image ...
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Are there any budget alternative for digital cameras that don't have an LCD/Display?

You mean for a viewfinder, or as a data display? Most regular DSLRs have a display that's switchable between each display type, or you can just turn it around so it faces into the body & close it. ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

Since you are not a photographer, you can have no idea of the complex paths photography can take - and the right equipment for that journey. Also, since you are not a photographer, your wife may not ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

Since she's already an avid photographer, ask her for a wish list of items she wants. Have her be very specific so you know the exact make and model of each item. Once you have this, then you go ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

If you limit yourself to the concept of "Camera" it is not a good place to start. You say that she already has a DSLR. I see 3 main options and some subcategories: Expand the type of lenses ...
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How do I pick a good camera as a surprise present?

The electronic viewfinder you link to is used with Canon mirrorless cameras. They are like DSLRs but do not have a mirror to reflect the light from the lens into the viewfinder. You can use these ...
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Does the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 show the effects of exposure compensation in the EVF?

When I asked this in 2012, the answer was "no". However, a firmware update in December 2014 changed it to "there's a setting for that — but only in manual mode". This is also the case in newer X-...
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How does one activate "Multi Mode Viewfinder" setting on Fujifilm X-T1?

Page 21 of your Owners Manual says “The DISP/BACK button controls the display of indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor” It also says that Dual Display only works in Manual Focus mode.
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How do you keep white balance from killing the color?

Let me try to swing a not-too-technical explanation of this… Start out with "what do I want to achieve?" Accurate colour, or a more 'emotional' representation of what the scene feels like to be there....
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How does electronic view finder preview shutter speed?

It doesn't preview the shutter speed, but emulates the total amount of light received for the given aperture, speed and ISO. Shoot anything that moves (a fan for instance) and you'll see that it is ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

In practice, that is just what focus peaking (when set to the right sensitivity) does - mark up anything that is recognizable as acceptably sharp. A single lens camera, unless using something like an ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

Manual focusing needs to be handled differently with an EVF. Since most EVF are much lower in resolution than the sensor, it is hard to judge best focus by sight, requiring the use of focusing aids ...
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Why is the sky bright orange in my Olympus camera's viewfinder?

The viewfinder is telling you that you've overexposed the sky. You may be able to turn that feature on and off. I briefly skimmed the manual but was unable to find the feature. You may have better ...
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Are there any budget alternative for digital cameras that don't have an LCD/Display?

I think you (and others thinking about something like this) should not prematurely dismiss film. I have a Rolleiflex TLR which I love using. People shoot different quantities of images, but to give an ...
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Are there any budget alternative for digital cameras that don't have an LCD/Display?

You could put a gaffer-tape over the screen and turn off the image playback. Neither of them is destructive / expensive :)
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Are there any budget alternative for digital cameras that don't have an LCD/Display?

Sony DSC-R1 may be worth a thought. Its 2" LCD folded on top of the camera is nice for framing, but kind of useless for "sneak-peaking" since the optics and resolution of the camera ...
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How can the EVF be brighter than the lens?

You basically already told yourself. The EVF or electronic view finder is not limited to use the visible light as seen by the lens. It takes the sensor data which can be amplified to give you a ...
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What are the benefits of EVFs over the rear LCD?

When the bright sun is behind you, the subject can`t be moved and the shot has to be taken from a specific location, an EVF is convenient. When taking pictures in tight quarters (such as some crowded ...
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Why is the sky bright orange in my Olympus camera's viewfinder?

Your camera is telling you what part of the scene is the brightest. How bright is bright enough to be included in the display's warning can be adjusted by the user. Page numbers in the following ...
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

As has been addressed in a comment to your question, it could do with the amount of memory the camera has, and how much processing it needs to do. If all other parameters are equal (settings, subject, ...
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