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Old Feb 13, 2004, 7:24 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic DMC-FZ10 EVF quality

What is the refreshrate of the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 EVF?

I am worried about the quality and speed of these "low end" EVF:s.
I visited a local camera store and tried out the Olympus 750UZ,
i had no idea that the EVF would produce such a low quality and choppy image.
The low quality is acceptable but tracking fast moving subjects may be hard if EVF can't keep up with the speed.
(Are the Oly750 and FZ10 EVF:s even comparable?)

I wish i could try out the FZ10 myself but local stores don't have them. (FZ10 is released at march in Finland)

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Sorry for my bad english...
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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Your English is fine!

The FZ10 has the same EVF as the FZ1 (what I own), and I feel it's a very good EVF -- better than the Sony Mavica FD91 that I owned previously. I believe it's a 30fps EVF, but can't be sure. At least on the FZ1, it does "blank out" when you take a picture, but the SD technology is so fast that you're ready to take another picture almost instantly. To be honest, if the EVF didn't blank out, you probably wouldn't know if you took the picture. The FZ line is VERY fast, with very little (if any) real shutter lag.

Maybe some FZ10 owners can tell you if it's 100% the same with the FZ10 as it is with my FZ1.
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Old Feb 14, 2004, 1:31 AM   #3
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All EVFs have a lag between what is happening and what you are seeing. The FZ10 doesnít seem to be particularly bad at that or particularly choppy. I havenít looked through a 750 so I canít compare them.

I was already accustomed to an EVF with my D7i, so it wasnít such a shock is it was going from a 35mm SLR to the Minolta. The FZ10 isnít quite as good as the Minolta but it is quite useable once you use it for a while.

I fitted a rubber eyecup from a telescope on mine and it looks a lot better now in the daylight. I have always had one on the Minolta. You have to get your eye very close to the viewfinder or it looks like a postage stamp.

Hard to compare if you canít get your hands on one. Except for perhaps the soon to be released A2 with over 900k pixels, they all look pretty crappy if you are comparing them to SLR or even rangefinder type viewfinders. But they have some advantages over both since you are getting the image both through the lens and after the CCD. And you can display lots of information including the real time histogram and menus through the viewfinder without having to go to the LCD.
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Old Feb 14, 2004, 4:30 AM   #4
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To Slipe,
What eyecup are you using and do you have any idea if one can be purchased?

Many thanks!
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What eyecup are you using and do you have any idea if one can be purchased?
Orion: http://www.telescope.com/shopping/pr...keyword=rubber
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Old Feb 14, 2004, 5:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for your comments!
I beleive that the Panasonic EVF is good enough, i just had to make sure.
Well now i just have to wait for the european release and provide necessary funding for purchase...
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The Orion eyecups have to modified.
The Nikon eyecup "Rubber eyecup for F-601-N6006-F-401X-N5005" works very well. www.bhphotovideo.com stocks them.
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parallel They donít seem to have it listed Ė must have sold out to new FZ10 owners. Would one of these work? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...s=eyecup+nikon

The Orion eyecups do have to be modified as you say, but they can work.
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slipe-
many moons (probably 8 or 10 or weeks) ago, I jotted down information for my reference, on an eyecup someone posted as being able to be fitted for the FZ10. it was

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home;jsessionid=AwdYMf4vNr!-1651955396?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=37419&is =REG

(for the Nikon FM10, FE10, N2000, etc.)

havn't purchased one yet but could have used it today. hope this helps
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slipe-
many moons (probably 8 or 10 or weeks) ago, I jotted down information for my reference, on an eyecup someone posted as being able to be fitted for the FZ10. it was

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home;jsessionid=AwdYMf4vNr!-1651955396?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=37419&is =REG

(for the Nikon FM10, FE10, N2000, etc.)

havn't purchased one yet but could have used it today. hope this helps
Thanks. Iíll probably stick with the Orion, but Iíll save it for future use.
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