Well that didn’t take long…. only days after Redrock Micro showed their new Micro EVF, Zacuto has also shown a new EVF solution for DSLR movie making. Estimated price will be $775 and they are expected to be available in Feb 2011 in limited numbers. So maybe you can get one in 5 or 6 months time. For me it is getting somewhat frustrating that these companies are announcing products so far in advance of availability just so they can be “first”. They use the words limited availability so for many people it sounds like it could be 6 months or more before you can get one of these. Who knows what the state of the DSLR industry will be in 6 months time. Things are changing so rapidly. Rant over.
Anyway this doesn’t look as elegant as the Redrock Micro version but it does have the benefit of having the removable z-finder on it and it used the same battery as in the 5d and 7d. Cleverly it also includes an HDMI loop through so even when you are running the EVF you can loop through another LCD screen for someone else to watch. The screen also features peaking, focus assist. With all the features, it does seem like it might be worth the extra money over the Redrock one if they keep the price at 775. If it goes higher than that I’m not so sure. Though nobody knows when the Redrock one will be out either…… they still haven’t released the iPhone focus controller that was displayed many many months ago. Come on people lets see REAL products!
- Actual 16×9 screen
- 800×480 resolution
- .087 dot pitch
- Focus Assist
- Iris Assist
- HDMI loop through
- Operates off Canon LP-E6 Camera battery (1/2 day power)
- Includes a hot shoe mount or optional articulating arm kit.
- Can mount to other manufacturer’s rig (RedRock, Cinevate, Letus, etc.) via 1/4 20 screw, 15mm rod or articulating arm
- All Z-Finder models snap on and off the EVF and can be used interchangeably between the camera screen or EVF screen
- Includes mini HDMI cable