Kinotehnik announced an electronic view finder for HDSLR cameras. The new EVF is based on the LCDVF design and has a similar look. This EVF has a hinged viewfinder and can double as an on camera monitor. The 15mm rod mount system will ensure stability. I think this is one of the better designs for EVF’s. It runs off of four double “A” batteries. This could be a huge plus when traveling. However they don’t tend to last very long. Here are the specifications from the manufacture. Click here to check it out.
***Note: There is a small fingerprint on the monitor, this was my mistake.
Here is a Quick Take video on the brand new Cineroid EVF (Electronic View Finder). The EVF has a ton of great features including, Peaking, Saturation, Monochrome and a Pixel to Pixel function that can also be used while recording with the Canon 7D and 1D MK IV. It also worked on the Nikon D7000. The resolution of the LCD is 800 X 480. The loop hinges up and can also be removed for use as a small on-camera monitor. The components are made of durable plastic. It feels sturdy. The tiny supplied ball mount adapter even stayed in place while shooting. I would recommend looking into some kind of adjustable arm to add functionality to the EVF. The kit includes the EVF, a 1/4 inch thread to hot shoe ball mount adapter, a Sony style npf-550 battery with charger, a few international A/C adapters one mini HDMI-mini HDMI cable and a nifty carrying case. The Cineroid EVF is not cheap at around $800 US. They are one of the first companies to get an HDSLR specific HDMI EVF on the market. Here are the specifications from the Cineroid website.
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I only had a few minutes to shoot this Quick Take on the new Cineroid EVF. It has HDMI Pass-Through, a Peaking focus assist feature, a Flip feature and Black and White. I believe Monochrome and Peaking are both quick buttons on the side of the LCD. There are also two Function preset buttons. The EVF runs on rechargeable batteries and will come with a hot shoe mount of some kind. The viewfinder is hinged at the top and flips up to get out of the way. The eyepiece can also be removed completely if necessary. No real image squeeze with the Canon 5D Mark II while recording. The image does scale down a little in record mode. The resolution was quite good on the LCD. It will also work as a small external monitor. It also has a small speaker and headphone jack to monitor sound. No mention of exact pricing yet. It does come with a nifty little carrying case.