Epson announces mass production of the EVF found in the Leica SL Typ 601 mirrorless camera

the EVF inside the new Leica SL Typ 601 mirrorless camera is made by Epson
DC.Watch speculates that the EVF inside the new Leica SL Typ 601 mirrorless camera is made by Epson. This EVF is the best I have ever seen so far (see our Leica SL review) - the current EVFs used by Sony and Fuji are not even close. The good news is that Epson is now starting a mass-production of that EVF and hopefully other companies will be able to use it in their mirrorless future solutions (hear that Nikon and Canon?). Here are the details:

Epson Begins Volume Production of High-Resolution Ultimicron Panel for Electronic Viewfinders

Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder panel
New panel realizes world’s highest resolution for volume-produced panels for EVFs

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that it has recently begun shipping its latest high-resolution Ultimicron panels for electronic viewfinders (EVF). The new panels boast the highest resolution among volume-produced products for digital camera EVFs*
Epson has continued to refine the performance of its Ultimicron panels with the aim of achieving the natural and beautiful images required by quality EVFs. Measuring 0.66 inches diagonally, the new Ultimicron boasts resolution of 4.41-million dots (SXGA+ (1400 x RGB x 1050)) - approximately double the resolution of conventional XGA products - and provides camera manufacturers with greater optical design flexibility, for example lens selection or magnification ratio. By expanding the color gamut by about 30% compared with existing products, Epson has allowed users to adjust the screen to their preferred color. These specifications translate into a natural viewfinder that precisely meets the needs serious camera users.

Specifications:

Name L3FJ63800C
LCD type TN mode, organic alignment layer
Color display system Color filter (RGB stripe)
Effective pixels 1400 x RGB x 1050 (SXGA+)
Panel size (diagonal) 0.66 inch (1.65 cm)
Pixel pitch 9.6 μm (3.2 x RGB) x 9.6 μm
Color space 98% of sRGB
Backlight Yes
Surface luminance 650 cd/m2
Displayable colors Approx. 16.77 million colors
*Based on Epson research as of November 2015.
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