An off the shelf EVF is needed for the prototypes.

1 Requirements

  • HDMI input
  • <1000€ cost
  • visual performance is key
  • Adjustable Diopter

Herin will be contained the pros and cons of each, and their

merits in terms of features.

Size, Resolution, price, weight, power consumption, batteries, connections, fastening, brightness, contrast ratio

2 Brands


  • Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder
    • OLED Screen
    • 1920x1080, 16:9
    • Unknown Brightness and contrast ratio (though it's OLED technology)
    • 3G SDI input only (HDMI to 3G-SDI adapters cheaply available on eBay), common BNC Connector
    • 4-pin XLR Male Power Connector (12v input from the camera's Female 4-pin XLR)
    • B&W, Focus Peaking, Zebras, False Color, Zoom (with physical keys), Meters
    • Specifically designed for the BMD Ursa and URSA Mini cameras, but:
    • Wooden Camera offers a modification kit for better mechanical compatibility with other cameras. Link here (includes overview & instructional videos)
    • $1,495.00


  • kinotehnik
    • 3"
    • 800x480
    • 4x AA Batteries
    • HDMI Input (+ loop through)
    • €750


  • SmallHD DP4
    • 4.3"
    • 800x480
    • 350nits
    • 800 : 1
    • $599 loupe not available anymore it seems



  • zacuto (User experiences)
    • 3.2"
    • 800x480
    • Canon LP-E6 (one battery and charger included, battery lasts 6-8 hours)
    • HDMI Input (+ loop through)
    • $805 / $1000 with Z-finder (magnification), $1000 makes it easy to flip Z-finder away



  • F&V
    • 4.3”
    • 1280x720, 4:3
    • 400 cd/m²
    • 800:1
    • HDMI + SDI input (plus loop through)
    • $1,299.00


  • Cineroid
    • 4.3"
    • 800x480
    • HDMI / SDI (+loop through) depending on model
    • $595



  • Koolertron EVF
    • 260$
    • 3.5" LCD
    • Chinese Clone
    • 800x480
    • 315 cd/m²
    • 800:1
    • HDMI (+loop through)


  • Sony DXF-801
    • ~$100 on eBay
    • Analog Composite input, proprietary connector
    • 1.5" CRT
    • 600 lines, black and white