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Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder
  • High Contrast Ratio
  • Adjustable Angle
  • Approx.100% Field Coverage
  • Information Display
  • Fits NEX-5N, 5R and F3 Cameras

Sony's OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras is the world's first XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. Designed for use with the NEX-5N, NEX-5R and NEX-F3 cameras, it gives you high resolution (2359K dots) and a high contrast ratio (3,500:1) that provides for rich color and deep blacks. You can use the electronic viewfinder's eyepiece sensor for automatic display switching and for 100% field coverage with wide viewing angle. You can read shooting-related information on the 0.5" screen and accommodate different shooting positions by easily tilting the screen from 0 to 90 degrees away from the camera body. An Eyepiece Cup (FDA-EP10), a protective cap for connection terminals and a convenient protective carrying pouch are included.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder
There's never been anything quite like the XGA OLED Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness, this is a gem. This eye-level, through-the-lens viewfinder begins with approx. 2,359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
High Contrast Ratio
The high contrast ratio provides beautiful viewing in rich color with deep blacks.
Adjustable Angle
The EVF can also smoothly adjust from 0 to 90 degrees from the camera body to accommodate different shooting positions.
Approx.100% Field Coverage
The 0.5" screen displays approx. 100% of what the sensor is reading for sure framing and composition.
Information Display
The viewfinder can also display shooting related information for additional ease of use.
Type XGA OLED Tru-Finder
Resolution 2359K dots
Field of View 100%
Diopter Correction -4/+1
Dimensions 1.03 x 1.35 x 1.50" (26.2 x 34.5 x 40.4 mm)
Weight 1.0 oz (26 g)
Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras
  • FDA-EP10 Eyepiece Cup for NEX-7 Digital Camera (replacement)
  • Protective Cap for Connection Terminals
  • Protective Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    SonyOLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (68)
    • Lightweight (50)
    • Reliable (26)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Not durable (6)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (39)
    • Everyday (38)
    • Travel (35)
    • Macro photography (26)
    • Portraits (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (52), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (7), Casual user (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (78), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Icing on the Cake!

    Essential for manual focus + bright sun, this viewfinder will help you too make the most out of your manual focus lenses. I put together a YouTube video on how to attach a better...Read complete review

    Essential for manual focus + bright sun, this viewfinder will help you too make the most out of your manual focus lenses. I put together a YouTube video on how to attach a better eyecup. It helps greatly to have no light entering the eyepiece in bright sun, the way that the eyecup is designed it does not block out enough light in all situations. Also, the viewfinder does not lock into position so when your looking through it your face can tilt it while your looking through it. A bit annoying but overall I am happy that sony made this possible. The NEX line has my old lenses making great images again just like I knew they would.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Little Add-On But Too Pricey

    This EVF was a joy to use, especially when you manually focus using either the focus magnifier or the peaking feature. It's also great for when you want to view the image in sunny...Read complete review

    This EVF was a joy to use, especially when you manually focus using either the focus magnifier or the peaking feature. It's also great for when you want to view the image in sunny conditions where the rear LCD might be washed out. Unfortunately, I returned the item due to its price. At 350, I can justify keeping it. Also, it's adds to size of the NEX and I was unable to put it in my small camera bag with it on. Also, it doesn't seem that durable and I fear it could be damaged easily due to the way it protrudes.

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    5.0

    Worth it!

    By David

    from Key Largo

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

      This little viewfinder although pricey, is worth the price you pay. Makes Macro shots and fine focus much easier. Works just as well as the onboard one of my Nex6.
      I'm glad I purchased.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works like a Champ!`

      By jedlong

      from Overland Park, KS

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

        Just what I needed for NEX-5T, especially during a sunny day.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great addition

        By Harley's mom

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

          I bought this product to make shooting easier in high-sunshine/glare situations, and it worked perfectly. The viewfinder senses when your eye is close (even with glasses), and automatically switches on from the display screen. It helps give a much more accurate sense of how photos are turning out and what settings work best. The only negative is that you have to unscrew it and remove it in order to use the 180 degree selfie screen on the NEX-5T.

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          5.0

          Best investment I did!

          By Rosebuds097

          from Mililani, HI

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

              I don't know how I used my Nex5R with this! This makes a HUGE difference when shooting outdoors. Why I waited so long is beyond me. I'm shooting more manually now that I have the viewfinder. This is a great product and cheaper to purchase here than on Sony. You won't be sorry!

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              5.0

              Great Viewfinder!

              By Kobe

              from LA

              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

              Great add-on for my NEX 5t. Couldn't be more happy with it

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              4.0

              Now I can take photos outside in the sun

              By snapinturtle

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                I bought Sony's Nex3 camera body so I could use the lens from my Olympus OM film cameras. I couldn't, not outside in the sun. I was missing the electronic viewfinder which cost more than the camera. Now I have a small lightweight camera that I can take hiking out in the full. I just spent more that I wanted to.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works for Me

                By Steve

                from Arizona

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                  This viewfinder works very well on my 5n. Much easier to compose a shot in daylight conditions. Diopter also allows enough adjustment for my "Old guy with reading glasses" eyes. Great product, although it must be removed to fit in my camera bag....

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                  5.0

                  A Must Have Accessary

                  By Robert

                  from Canaan , NH

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves My Photography
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • None To Me

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Expands My Usage
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                  I use this Viewfinder on My Sony NEX F3 , and a Sony NEX 5n as well ! The Design is Very Good and I think that using the Viewfinder enhances both of My Sony NEX Cameras ! To Me Cost is overweighed by the increased versatility that I have using Same ! R E Keay

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                  5.0

                  Great addition to the camera

                  By Hinges

                  from New Brunswick, Canada

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                    This product allows the camera to be used in bright light and situations where you want a sharp view of the target. Finishes off a great compact travel camera.

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                    5.0

                    Much needed

                    By Marks Addiction

                    from Napier New Zealand

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                      A must have product to get around the problem of screen glare,, small down side is you cannot use the flash

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      EVF for Sony NEX F3

                      By JR

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Cost
                      • Expensive option
                      • Should Be Part Of Camera

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                      Use for all photo opportunities. Do not have to contend with brightness to interfere with LED display.
                      Nice option that should have been part of camera package.
                      What's not? It's a SONY and much too expensive.

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                      4.0

                      A great addition

                      By Tom

                      from Peoria,IL

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                        Makes taking pictures in bright light possible. The Sony NEX systems is wonderful and the eyepiece makes it better. There is a little lag time, but overall much easier to use the camera

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Awesome product!

                        By Jack

                        from Singapore

                        Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                        Fast delivery and item received in good conditions...

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                        5.0

                        Must have accessory for NEX 3 & NEX 5

                        By Loreto

                        from Lexington, KY

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            Excellent product and must have for any NEX camera without an inbuilt EVF. Highly Recommended.

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                            5.0

                            Great addition to your NEX camera

                            By Angie

                            from Olathe, KS

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            I have a Nex 5R and it does not have a viewfinder and was very difficult to take picture in the sunlight to capture the image that you are going for and to use manual focusing. This viewfinder is great! It has added so much to my quality of images from being able to actually see what you are getting when outside in the sunlight. I highly recommend that you get one of these if your camera does not have a viewfinder. Wise investment.

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                            4.0

                            Excellent accessory for Nex 5T

                            By grabom67

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compose Your Shot Quickly
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            Touch screen LCD on the Nex 5T in bright sunlight can be difficult to compose your shot. With this EVF that problem is solved quickly. It is comfortable to look thru and tilts upward for different angle shots. It is a little bulky on top of camera so be very careful putting it into a compact camera bag. Easily screws off also. I would highly recommend this product.

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                            4.0

                            Nice Viewfinder!

                            By Tommy A

                            from Brick, NJ

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Quality View

                            Cons

                            • None so far

                            Best Uses

                            • Bright sunlight
                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            I think this is a must have in bright sunlight for my Nex-5R. No more guessing whether I have what I want in the frame or not. Nice that it turns itself off when you move your eye away. So far I don't see a downside to the viewfinder.

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                            5.0

                            Best accessory for the Sony Nex-5r

                            By Beep

                            from Wilmington, NC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Essential Must-have
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Fine-tune Focusing
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                              The OLED viewfinder is a must-have for the Nex series camera. The viewfinder is bright and makes composition fast and easy. It is especially good for using the manual focus mode. The image will increase in size in the viewfinder and makes precise focusing spot-on.

                              Just take care with the finder as it would be easy to bump it and do possible harm to the finder. But other than that, it is a great and most useful addition to the already great Sony Nex System.

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                              5.0

                              Great addition to an excellent camera!

                              By Stan

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                                I've had my NEX-5 for about a year, and although it's an excellent camera, the lack of a viewfinder was a frequent hassle. I was a bit dubious of the quality of a small electronic viewfinder, but as it turns out, my fears were totally unfounded. This OLED viewfinder is essentially as sharp as an optical viewfinder of the same size, and there is also a wealth of information presented with the image. My only regret is that I didn't get this sooner!

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                                3.0

                                Great product but challenging to use

                                By Saxman51

                                from Victoria, BC Canada

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality product

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use
                                • Expensive
                                • Not Durable

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home

                                Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                                I wanted to use a viewfinder due to challenges of being able to see images on my Sony NEX 5N in bright sunlight. The Sony EVF is an excellent product and certainly solved the problem. The image through the viewfinder is very clear.

                                As the device is an external attachment, however, it tends to be very fragile as it "sticks out" on the top of the camera. It will not fit inside the camera case when mounted and is easily subject to being bumped and damaged.

                                Because of the inconvenience of use, I reluctantly returned the item. I felt that the challenges of using the device were greater than the benefits.

                                I CAN recommend this product to other users but this product simply wasn't right for my needs

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