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Newly published Sony patent describes an external optical viewfinder for Sony cameras

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Hi Lows Note spotted a newly published Sony patent (Application date March 14, 2019). It describes the functionality of a new optical viewfinder.

Sony once had the FDA-V1K viewfinder for the RX1 which you can only find as used version on Amazon. And also a FDA-SV1 made for Sony A5xxx-A6xxx styled cameras:

 

The patented version has a more round design and it’s unclear if this new version will be made for a future new RX FF model or for a A6xxx styled camera.

I do not speak Japanese so it’s unclear what improvements we can expect. If you read Japanese check out the original patent here: j-platpat.inpit.go.jp

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