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EVF Resolution

JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
3 Jul 2020 8:33AM
I have seen an article this morning claiming that Sony will release a new camera later this year with 9.44 million dot EVF.

Just wondering.

Why is the number of dots relevant, how does it improve the taking of a photograph and presumably it has no affect on the actual captured image

Am I missing something obvious here other than it being a marketing catchphrase ?
LenShepherd 15 4.6k United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 9:03AM
Until you have tried (assuming the rumour is true) it is difficult to comment.

Visualising detail in the viewfinder and on a rear monitor when zooming in (perhaps for manual focus) offers distinctly better image detail with recent 3,690,000 dot monitors than previous generations.

Going from 3.6 to 13.4 dots is needed to double resolution.
There should be around a 50% increase in viewing resolution from 9,440,000 dots compared to 3,690,000 - but you will have to buy a new camera to get it.

As you say this type of feature does not itself have an effect on an actual image - but there will be times when it aids capturing an image.

I would expect by next year new high end camera body launches will have similar high EVF monitors.
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
3 Jul 2020 11:43AM
More 'dots' will give a smoother more natural looking image and closer in looks to an optical viewfinder. In theory.
In that sense only will it help the taking of a photograph but depending on your subject matter may or more likely won't be an issue.

No doubt it'll play into the marketeers hands as big numbers impress a lot of buyers.

Will that improve your photography?
No, because what's behind the viewfinder is very difficult to upgrade...

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