Panasonic patented an external hybrid (EVF and OVF) viewfinder

Panasonic hybrid EVF and OVF viewfinder patent
Panasonic filed a patent in Japan for a hybrid (optical and electronic) viewfinder. The drawings show an external viewfinder that can be attached to the camera's hot shoe. The hybrid VF will be able to communicate with the camera and obtain information such as focal length. Here are few more details:

  • Optical zooming
  • Built-in EVF display panel with image frame
  • Automatic parallax correction
  • Automatic switch between OVF and EVF when the angle of view is beyond the zoom range

Fuji first introduced hybrid viewfinders and are still using them in some of their X cameras.

Via Egami

This entry was posted in Panasonic and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • FCC disclosure statement: this post may contain affiliate links or promotions that do not cost readers anything but help keep this website alive. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network. Thanks for your support!

  • Back to top