V1 viewfinder

Discussion in 'Nikon 1 Forum' started by theoldsmithy, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hi all, how good is the EVF on the v1? There are no camera retailers nearby where I can have a look for myself... as a guide how does it compare to the Panasonic G3 (which I have seen a few times)?
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I only had the V1 for three or so weeks, but I recall the EVF being pretty good. I didn't like the fact that the V1 forced the user to review the photo every time though. Because of that, it made the EVF experience a little weird for me. Not sure if Nikon has released any firmware upgrades to make that optional for the user.

    I also had the G3 for a few weeks. In terms of pure clarity, brightness and contrast, if I recall correctly, I like the V1's EVF more than the G3.
     
  3. norman shearer

    norman shearer SC Veteran

    I've not had my V1 for long but the EVF is pretty impressive. Biggest negative for me is it is a bit slow switching from screen to EVF. This is annoying in that you have a camera that can lock onto the subject in an instant but the delay in the evf turning on negates that advantage if you see what I mean. Mind you I've not read the manual properly yet so perhaps you can select evf only so evf does not switch off?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    to the best of my knowledge, you can't, Norman....eye switch activated only.
     
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  5. Mr C

    Mr C New to SC

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    Nov 29, 2012
    Easy enough, with a little gaffer tape over the sensor.
     
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