New Olympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder for Olympus Pen Digital Cameras

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Compared to LCDs, eye-level viewfinders can make a world of difference when you’re photographing under bright lighting conditions, or at camera positions other than eye-level, at arm’s length. Owners of Olympus Pen Micro Four Thirds digital cameras, who have long had the option of attaching an Olympus VF-2 electronic viewfinder to their camera’s accessory port as a solution to this problem, now have a less expensive alternative: the Olympus VF-3 electronic viewfinder.

Though slightly smaller and lower-res compared to the Olympus VF-2 electronic viewfinder (0.97x mag. and 920,000 dots versus 1.15x mag. and 1,440,000 dots), the VF-3 features the same 100% field of view, 90° tilt control and brightness and color-control adjustments as the VF-2, but for about $100 less than the VF-2.

In addition to Olympus Pen digital cameras with accessory ports, the Olympus VF-3 is also compatible with Olympus’s XZ-1 digital camera.