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This page is brief and to the point, because the gains are so clear.
My point of reference includes the Sony RX1R with optional EVF, Olympus E-M1, Leica M Typ 240 with VF-2 EVF and a variety of other cameras.
The built-in EVF on the Sony A7R (or RX1R optional EVF):
- The best focusing experience for manual focus of any camera used to date.
- Far superior to the low-res Leica VF-2 EVF; details that are poorly defined or blurred away entirely on Leica M240 are crisply defined and a joy to focus on with Sony EVF. It makes a key difference in focus accuracy—night and day.
- Sharpness far superior to the Live View of the Nikon D800E (D800E badly mangles the image by subsampling every 3rd line).
- Excellent contrast overall—not perfect in some conditions—but eminently usable and very enjoyable.
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