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SonyOLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

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    (45)

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    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (3)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (65)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Reliable (24)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • Good image quality (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (38)
  • Landscape photography (38)
  • Travel (33)
  • Macro photography (24)
  • Portraits (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (50), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), 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

Best investment I did!

By Rosebuds097

from Mililani, HI

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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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      • No

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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

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      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

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        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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          • No

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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

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          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

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              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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              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

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                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

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                    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

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                    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

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                    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

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                      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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                        5.0

                        Best accessory

                        By Pete C

                        from Illinois

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                          Excellent accessory for bright sunlight conditions

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Viewfinder

                          By George

                          from Tampa, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            Excellent accessory for my Nex 5 !!
                            It allows me to focus more sharply and see the image under bright sunlight!!
                            Worth every penny!!

                            Should have been included with camera!M

                            G

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                            5.0

                            Nex-5R ViewFinder

                            By Shereef Elias

                            from Long Island City, NY

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                              Nex-5R is my first real camera
                              I love it but cannot use the LCD outdoor. Difficult to do correct adjustment in sunlight.

                              Got the view finder and love it. Sharp and great to use.

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