A bit dissappointed
Purchased camera yesterday told viewfinder was available and after using camera it is needed. However the price for it is around 70% of the price that I paid for the camera
June 25, 2013
A real help
A must have for viewing in sunlight. Elevates the NEX-5N to near DSLR status. I would not be without it.
December 26, 2011
For some, a must have
After having extensively used the hybrid optical/electronic EVF of Fujifilm's X100, I can state without doubt that the Sony EVF is miles ahead in terms of performance. Being somewhat far sighted using the LCD along for focus and composition isn't always ideal or even possible, particularly when trying to achieve critical focus and especially so when using manual focus lenses. The Sony EVF makes this much easier on the eyes and improves ones chances of getting the shot.
The EVF might not be for everyone, but for those of us who prefer a viewfinder, it is a welcome addition to the camera. Please Sony make more models with an EVF built in!
November 22, 2011
Nex 5N Electronic Viewfinder
Good resolution with too many problems:
1)Too much contrast. Black and white colors are blocked (artificial-looking).
2)Color tends to magenta making it difficult (or impossible) to manually set balance white.
3)In magnification mode (manual focus) focus piking not work very well and the image is a bit blurred.
Aside from the problems (possible solution with firmware update?) use with manual lenses is a must.
November 5, 2011