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An in-depth look into Nikon's electronic viewfinder

What exactly are electronic viewfinders (EVF)? It’s a camera’s viewfinder that directly shows the images captured by the lens, albeit electronically. The view from the lens is also projected onto the display giving you a more accurate image of what you’re about to capture.

So why is it so special? EVFs give you more control over the way you shoot. Not only is it easier to access key camera settings, but you now don’t have to take your eye away from the viewfinder to check the camera’s display. The true advantage lies in the fact that everything is captured directly from the image sensor, including white balance, saturation and contrast. This means that what you see is what you get.

Additional information, such as live histograms can be placed within the viewfinder to give the user even more control over the shoot. When combined with hybrid AF system, the user will even be able to magnify the view, verify focus, make use of focus peaking, face detection, and other powerful features to ensure a more precise and accurate shot. When shooting in daylight, you can even use the EVF to review images, instead of constantly referring to the LCD display.

The Nikon Z 7’s EVF gives users a clear and comfortable view of the composition, all with minimal lag and blackout. In fact, the Z 7’s EVF is akin in look, feel and responsiveness to a classic optical viewfinder. A fluorine coat is applied to the eyepiece, ensuring minimal flares, and it even repels dirt easily. There’s also an ‘apply settings to live view’ option which means you can preview any changes, such as colour, brightness and contrast, without the camera ever leaving your eye. Designed solely with photographers in mind, the Nikon Z 7’s EVF is made using cutting-edge NIKKOR glass technology, delivering the same optical precision and performance as our NIKKOR lenses.