Sony will use electronic viewfinders only. But is there a Sony future for Hybrid viewfinders a là Fuji X100?
Optical or electronic Viewfinder? It doesn’t matter anymore what you prefer! If you want to stick with Sony than electronic viewfinder is the only possible future. As you remember Sony officially announced they will drop the classic optical viewfinder technology. So is there really no other option?
Yes there is one…The hybrid Viewfinder! The new Fuji X100 offers a dual EVF/OVF vision. The bad news is that such technology works with fixed lens only. I thought you might be curious to see how it works (see the video on top). The question now is, can the X100 technology be improved? In short yes. Sony should learn from the Contax G2 that has the best viewfinder ever put in a rangefinder camera. It zooms as you change lenses, so it always has the perfect size! (Click here to read the review made by Ken Rockwell). Now the dreamers question:
I would love to get my hands on that camera!
You can preorder the Fuji X100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon UK. There is also one single camera on auction at eBay (Click here). It will not be cheap!
Check out the Contax G2 auctions on eBay (Click here).