Olympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder

July 19, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 4 Comments | |

Olympus has quietly introduced a new add-on electronic viewfinder (EVF) for the XZ-1 compact and all PEN cameras equipped with an accessory port. The VF-3 has a resolution of 920,000 dots, which is somewhat lower than that of the existing Olympus VF-2 but much higher than the 202,000 dots of the Panasonic DMW-LVF1. The VF-3’s 0.97x magnification is also less than the VF-2’s value of 1.15x, but it still offers 100% frame coverage. Unlike the VF-2, the new VF-3 has a shoe-lock mechanism. Pricing and availability to be confirmed.

Source: Olympus America via 1001 Noisy Cameras

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#1 Toms

Good equipment, I recommend:)

8:36 pm - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

#2 fxk

Let's see - fewer pixels, lower magnification, but still full frame. Sounds like an improvement. Not.

8:18 pm - Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#3 Zoltan Arva-Toth

Pricing has now been announced - the VF-3 is significantly cheaper than the VF-2, which explains the more modest specs: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/olympus_rolls_out_vf-3_external_viewfinder/

10:26 am - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

#4 Joel

fxk - they are not stopping the VF2, so it is not about improvement, but rather about having a lower cost option..

10:30 am - Wednesday, July 27, 2011