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There is no built-in viewfinder.
The lack of a built-in viewfinder is a major drawback for my usage. A rear LCD (only) is a usability nightmare for those of us with advancing presbyopia, especially in dim light. And especially in this type of camera.
The optional EVF adds another $600 to the cost, though the $249 Olympus VF-2 EVF allegedly works fine with the X2, same resolution, so that is the cost workaround. But adding the EVF makes a svelte X2 into a camera with a large wart on top, creating stowage and bulk issues.
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