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Old Sep 17, 2002, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700 ZLR?

Is the 5700 a true ZLR?
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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Its got an electronic viewfinder so you view the scene thru the lens when you compose.
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 12:13 PM   #3
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Oh? I thought ZLR stood for zebra lens reflex???
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 2:02 PM   #4
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Well, you can certainly say the Coolpix line hasn't changed it's STRIPES too much between the 5000 and the 5700.
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Old Sep 18, 2002, 10:11 AM   #5
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ZEBRA does not srand for the strip-ed horse. It stands for:

Zone Electronic Based Reflex Array

This is the electronics patented by H. Tonkatsu and T. Maguro to allow the EVF to function real time with a static imaging device. Until ZEBRA, EVFs either worked with video (at low resolution) or slowly with any true static imaging device. The ZEBRA software is an ealry use of the TEMPURA highly saturated olefin-based organic chip set manufactured by Fugo Industries and Tetradotoxin,Ltd.
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Old Oct 6, 2002, 3:28 PM   #6
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Default Ok - the original Poster's made a complaint...

so let's honor the question. Before the convo went the way of the Zebra, the answers were pretty much on track. Yes, the Nikon 5700 is a spin-off of Zoom-Lens Reflex design, although the reflex portion doesn't really apply. Unlike the Olympus E-10/E-20, there is NO MIRROR REFLEX mount within the camera - this is evident based purely upon manufacturer specifications and the fact that it's a compact camera. Some advantages of this design - you can synch at almost all legitimate shutter-speed/aperture combinations because the shutter can be considered that of a leaf-design - true ZLRs and SLRs are still bound by mechanical shutter limitations and design decisions putting the max x-synch speed at lower ranges - i.e., 1/90, 1/125, 1/500 etc. Major disadvantage of the design (among others already known) is the EVF. Although it's bright and of significantly good resolution, nothing beats a true optical viewfinder prism like that of an SLR. Hope this helps. To the original poster - a suggestion - in future threads where you think it's going off-track, feel free to throw in another post asking for it to stay on-topic. Most folks will honor that...
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