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This page discusses the EVF in the Nikon Z7.
Nikon’s auto-switch to the EVF when putting the eye to the camera worked perfectly for me, with or without sunglasses. I’ve had trouble with other cameras (the Hasselblad X1D comes to mind).
The EVF is so good that I find myself rarely using the rear display, or even the top panel. Part of the reason is presbyopia which in dim light makes the rear LCD and the top panel problematic (too close and I cannot focus on, too far and becomes too small—older age sucks).
There is more to an EVF than just resolution. In particular, the 0.8X magnification and 37° viewing angle of the Z7 EVF make the Nikon Z7 EVF more friendly to the eye that most all cameras, particularly with sunglasses. By comparison, the Sony A7R III EVF seems slightly shrunken, or porthole-like by comparison. Anyone shooting an entry level APS-C DSLR vs a full-frame DSLR will know just how crummy the APS-C DSLR viewfinder is. The difference is much less between the Nikon Z7 and Sony A7R III, but it is noticeable.
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