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Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera

B&H # CAEVFDC1 MFR # 9555B001
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Product Highlights

  • 2.36MP XGA LCD Monitor
  • Displays All Shooting Information
  • High Eyepoint
  • Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0
  • 90° Upward Tilt
  • Adjust Brightness via Camera's Monitor
  • Mounts on Camera's Accessory Shoe
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The EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder from Canon is compatible with their PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera. It offers an XGA LCD with a 2.36MP resolution and displays all shooting information found on the camera's LCD screen. Mounted easily on the camera's accessory shoe, the electronic viewfinder features a high eyepoint, a dioptric adjustment range of -3.0 to +1.0, and 90° upward tilt capability, helping to enable steady shooting even on an angle. The camera can be directed to switch automatically between the LCD and the viewfinder with an eyepiece sensor or can be set manually with a dedicated button. Brightness can be set independently from the camera's monitor.

Resolution 2.36 MP
Display LCD monitor
Diopter Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0
Tilt 90° up
Mount Shoe
Dimensions 1.3 x 1.6 x 2.2" / 3.3 x 4.1 x 5.6 cm
Weight 1.5 oz / 42.5 g
Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera
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    CanonEVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good video quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Video (5)
      • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Family photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      View finder is a must for the Mark II...

      By Boca Bob

      from Boca Raton, Fl.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Underwater
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

        This Camera almost does away with a DSLR...
        It is absolutely the best of the best. The 1.5"
        Sensor obviously does the trick. I can't imagine
        any pics that tack sharper, unless you want to
        go to the trouble of carrying around a DSLR...

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EVF-DC1 is very good

        By UPDOC

        from Virginia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Catches On Clothing
        • Increases Camera Size
        • Projects Up Awkwardly

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

        i am a fairly serious amateur who has used Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras and lenses since the days of the Nikormat. I purchased the Canon G1X Mark II as a trial and found it to be an excellent choice for travel and instances when I did not want to lug my DSLR. The LCD monitor was difficult to see in sunlight, and especially for fine focusing. I was hesitant to buy the EVF-DC1 viewfinder because of its steep price, but after reading reviews about it purchased one form B&H. For me this changed a very good camera into an excellent camera. It is easy to use, and only functions when the camera is brought to the eye covering the optics. Simultaneously, the LCD monitor on the rear of the camera goes dark. When the eye is removed from the viewfinder, the LCD monitor activates. The viewfinder aids tremendously in composing and focusing, the latter particularly helpful in macro shots where fine focusing is critical. In short, the high purchase price was money well spent. Any hesitancy about purchasing the camera dissipated once the viewfinder was added.

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        4.0

        Just what I Need on a Bright Day

        By Water girl

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

        I have never used an EVF before and decided to splurge when I got my G1 X II. I am trying to train myself to remember to use it as I have gone so long without such a device. It truly helps with focus and composition. Very helpful with Macro close-ups. It is very small which I like. What I don't like is the price tag - very expensive and I hope I get my money's worth out of it. Also the fact that it can't be used with an external flash.

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        5.0

        IMPRESCINDIBLE !!!

        By Mtse

        from Barcelona, Spain

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

            Es increible que una cámara como la G1X Mark II no tenga visor, ya que es Imprescindible para este tipo de cámara. Gran luminosidad y toda la información que te ofrece la reflex en el visor, aquí también. Genial

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful view finder, LOVE IT!

            By Kat

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

              I bought this because sometimes in the bright light i can't see the display to try and focus. I love this view finder. It's comfortable and oh so clear and useful.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EVF-DC1 more useful than I imagined

              By Greg

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

                    I bought the EVF-DC1 for my G1XMK2 thinking it would help out in direct sunlight conditions.

                    When I got it and started using it I realized that:

                    1) Yes, it is very helpful in bright sunlight.

                    2) It really helps me concentrate on careful image composition and framing.

                    3) The fact that it tilts through approximately 90 degrees allows you to pick a comfortable viewing angle even if you place the camera on a table top or bend down to take a shot of a low-positioned object.

                    The diopter adjustment works well too.
                    The display is very clear and bright.
                    Automatically switches off when your eye is away from the finder to conserve power.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect Accessory

                    By rc

                    from La Quinta, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

                      I use the viewfinder mostly in bright conditions. I find it to mimic the lighting conditions well and the display is very sharp.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A must have addition to the camera

                      By NWT

                      from Australia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

                            Well made, love the tilting function.

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                            • No

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Makes all the difference

                            By Phil Rose

                            from Bellingham, WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

                                I bought this to compliment my G1x MkII and to turn it into a fully functioning landscape camera. The G1x is a fantastic camera but one doesn't always want to look at the LCD on the back and for a lot of shots a proper viewfinder is the only way to go. The image is bright and clear and contains all the information accessible on the back screen.
                                Only two downsides. There is a button on the side of the unit that changes it from sensing your eye and changing from back to viewfinder to just being viewfinder all the time but, if you change it to just VF it pretty quickly switches back off its own accord. Secondly, I wish there were a lock button to stop it moving up to an angled view. It does that of its own accord quite frequently.
                                Good, solid construction and the lock button to lock it on the camera is great.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Canon Eyepiece

                                By Trestle7

                                from Greenwood, SC

                                Comments about Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder for PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera:

                                Very bright and clear viewfinder for the Canon G1X Mark Ii Camera. Installs very easily and fits nicely. A bit pricey but an accurate and well made viewfinder.

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