Hands On With the Zacuto EVF

Zacuto have been drip feeding information and videos about this EVF for months, so the product is not new per se.  But this is the first time that the masses have gotten their grubby fingers on one and color me quite impressed.  The 800×480 resolution looks super crisp on such a small screen and I liked the “flip” version which quickly allowed you to have a look at the screen (pictured below).  The EVF will also be available in another option that simply allows you to attach your current Z-Finder to the screen.  There is an extensive list of features …

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Zacuto joins the EVF party and announces the Z-Finder EVF

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

Z-Finder Jr Review and comparison to Z-Finder Pro

100601_1908_dancarrIf you have taken more than a passing interest into the video capabilities of your DSLR camera then you will probably have thought about getting some sort of viewfinder for the LCD screen. With the DSLR cameras lacking the ergonomics of traditional video camera design, such viewfinders are probably the most useful accessory to aid video shooting. Not only do they permit easier manual focusing with a clear view of the screen, but they also add stability to hand held shooting with an extra point of contact to your body.

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