The 2.36-million-dot high-resolution organic EL electronic viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.77x, a horizontal viewing angle of 31 degrees, and a display time lag of just 0.005 seconds. The viewfinder, which is 2 times brighter than the previous model, also features an automatic brightness adjustment function so it’s easy to see in all conditions – even intense backlighting. It completely eliminates moiré or false colors, and boasts performance comparable to an optical viewfinder, but with the added advantage of displaying a live view that reflects exposure settings.
As standard, the EVF refreshes at a rate of 60 fps, but in Boost mode this jumps to 100fps, which continuously displays even fast-moving subjects smoothly to deliver a performance comparable to that of an optical viewfinder. The fast refresh rate is maintained even in low light for easy framing during night shooting.
Continuous shooting performance has also been improved, enabling up to 11fps when using the mechanical shutter*1 and 5fps in the Live View mode. The viewfinder blackout time is now less than half that of the previous model. This means that you can track a fast-moving subject more easily for an extended period of time during continuous shooting. The combination of advanced continuous shooting options and EVF performance deliver continuous AF-C shooting never previously thought possible with mirrorless cameras.
“FULL” mode takes full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the FUJIFILM X-T2’s viewfinder to give an unrivalled view of the scene. “NORMAL” provides an optimum view, including shooting settings and “DUAL” is specially designed for manual focusing with a clever split view. In the “NORMAL” and “FULL” modes, the view automatically rotates for a vertical orientation when the camera is held vertically.
Taking full advantage of the high magnification ratio of the FUJIFILM X-T2’s viewfinder, “FULL” mode gives you the full field of vision available. Any obstruction of the view is avoided by placing shooting information at the top and bottom of the display screen. Ideal for composing expansive landscapes, Wide is also great when manually focusing portraits and other subjects, allowing you to easily determine the perfect focus.
When shooting with Autofocus, the “NORMAL” mode lets you concentrate on framing the shot while keeping you aware of how the shooting conditions are changing, making it the perfect setting for sports and action photography.
Hold the camera vertically and the information display automatically and smoothly rotates so it’s ideally positioned for easy reading. Without taking your eye from the viewfinder, you can also check your images in vertical orientation for a truly seamless shooting experience.
In the viewfinder’s “DUAL” mode, you can enjoy a view of the subject unlike anything seen through a traditional optical viewfinder. In Manual Focus, Dual cleverly displays a split screen that lets you see both a regular view of the scene, as well as the Focus Assist view (Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image Focus) at the same time, so focusing is easy and precise.
You can even customize the shooting information that’s displayed in the viewfinder for easy confirmation of just about any setting you might need — it all helps to free you up, keep your eye on the action and concentrate on the essential pleasure of photography.
*1 When using Boost mode on the Power Booster Grip