Sony FDAEV1S Electronic Viewfinder

MPN: FDAEV1S
Product Details
Description
Sony FDAEV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. Made for your NEX-5N, you will enjoy high resolution and with high contrast ratio that provides for rich color and deep blacks. Use the electronic viewfinder's eyepiece sensor for automatic display switching and for 100 percent field coverage with wide viewing angle. Read shooting related information for additional ease of use on the 0.5 screen and accommodate different shooting positions by smoothly tilting the screen from 0 to 90 degrees away from the camera body. Eyepiece Cup, protective cap for connection terminals and convenient protective carrying pouch included.
Summary
Product Title Sony FDAEV1S Electronic Viewfinder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.2 | 26 Reviews
User Reviews
A bit dissappointed
2 Star Review   By wolvrn on Sony - Official Store - Jun 25, 2013   

Purchased camera yesterday told viewfinder was available and after using camera it is needed. However the price for it is around 70% of the price that I paid for the camera

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A bit dissappointed
2 Star Review   By wolvrn on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

Purchased camera yesterday told viewfinder was available and after using camera it is needed. However the price for it is around 70% of the price that I paid for the camera

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Excellent addition to a superior camera
5 Star Review   By Darah on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013   

Purchased the electronic viewfinder for a photo safari to Tanzania, Africa and I could not have more pleased with its performance. Conditions were hot, dry, and dusty but the accessory provided outstanding performance under all lighting conditions and sce

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Viewfinder A Must Have
5 Star Review   By Doctor Don on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013   

The viewfinder has proven to be essential for taking good pictures outdoors. The annoyance of having to attach the viewfinder is overshadowed by the ability it gives the photographer to frame and focus the shot in bright light. Having eye glasses makes th

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What I was looking for...
4 Star Review   By Moeny on Adorama - Feb 12, 2013   

Made my Sony NEX-5 the complete camera

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A must have!
4 Star Review   By Sonyuser on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Great for use in direct sunlight and for those with less than stellar vision. The camera should have come with one in the first place. A must have despite the cost.

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Expensive, but extremely valuable to hav
4 Star Review   By Sandy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

If you have ever tried to track a bird in flight using only an LCD screen and no viewfinder, you will definitely appreciate the fantastic benefits of this product. Without a viewfinder I find it difficult to spot a bird in the tree an animal in the grass

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Ideal for Telephoto Lens
5 Star Review   By Kamikaze Ken on Adorama - Jan 30, 2013   

I use primarily with telephoto lens, but good with macro lens as well. It is easy to use, but I wish it was built-in with the camera, NEX-5.

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Very expensive, but EXTREMELY valuable.
4 Star Review   By Sandy on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I've wanted this viewfinder since I got the NEX 5N almost a year ago. I've been waiting for the price to drop and finally it went on sale at 25% off. Even at 25% off it still seems like a very expensive item when you see how tiny it is. However, if you wa

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A real help
5 Star Review   By Gophoto on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2011   

A must have for viewing in sunlight. Elevates the NEX-5N to near DSLR status. I would not be without it.

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Product Details
Description
Sony FDAEV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. Made for your NEX-5N, you will enjoy high resolution and with high contrast ratio that provides for rich color and deep blacks. Use the electronic viewfinder's eyepiece sensor for automatic display switching and for 100 percent field coverage with wide viewing angle. Read shooting related information for additional ease of use on the 0.5 screen and accommodate different shooting positions by smoothly tilting the screen from 0 to 90 degrees away from the camera body. Eyepiece Cup, protective cap for connection terminals and convenient protective carrying pouch included.
Summary
Product Title Sony FDAEV1S Electronic Viewfinder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.2 | 26 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Product Type: Digital Camera
User Reviews
A bit dissappointed
2 Star Review   By wolvrn on Sony - Official Store - Jun 25, 2013   

Purchased camera yesterday told viewfinder was available and after using camera it is needed. However the price for it is around 70% of the price that I paid for the camera

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A bit dissappointed
2 Star Review   By wolvrn on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

Purchased camera yesterday told viewfinder was available and after using camera it is needed. However the price for it is around 70% of the price that I paid for the camera

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Excellent addition to a superior camera
5 Star Review   By Darah on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013   

Purchased the electronic viewfinder for a photo safari to Tanzania, Africa and I could not have more pleased with its performance. Conditions were hot, dry, and dusty but the accessory provided outstanding performance under all lighting conditions and sce

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Viewfinder A Must Have
5 Star Review   By Doctor Don on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013   

The viewfinder has proven to be essential for taking good pictures outdoors. The annoyance of having to attach the viewfinder is overshadowed by the ability it gives the photographer to frame and focus the shot in bright light. Having eye glasses makes th

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What I was looking for...
4 Star Review   By Moeny on Adorama - Feb 12, 2013   

Made my Sony NEX-5 the complete camera

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A must have!
4 Star Review   By Sonyuser on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Great for use in direct sunlight and for those with less than stellar vision. The camera should have come with one in the first place. A must have despite the cost.

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Expensive, but extremely valuable to hav
4 Star Review   By Sandy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

If you have ever tried to track a bird in flight using only an LCD screen and no viewfinder, you will definitely appreciate the fantastic benefits of this product. Without a viewfinder I find it difficult to spot a bird in the tree an animal in the grass

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Ideal for Telephoto Lens
5 Star Review   By Kamikaze Ken on Adorama - Jan 30, 2013   

I use primarily with telephoto lens, but good with macro lens as well. It is easy to use, but I wish it was built-in with the camera, NEX-5.

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Very expensive, but EXTREMELY valuable.
4 Star Review   By Sandy on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I've wanted this viewfinder since I got the NEX 5N almost a year ago. I've been waiting for the price to drop and finally it went on sale at 25% off. Even at 25% off it still seems like a very expensive item when you see how tiny it is. However, if you wa

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A real help
5 Star Review   By Gophoto on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2011   

A must have for viewing in sunlight. Elevates the NEX-5N to near DSLR status. I would not be without it.

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A real help
5 Star Review   By Gophoto on Adorama - Dec 26, 2011   

A must have for viewing in sunlight. Elevates the NEX-5N to near DSLR status. I would not be without it.

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For some, a must have
4 Star Review   By Adanac on Sony - Official Store - Nov 22, 2011   

After having extensively used the hybrid optical/electronic EVF of Fujifilm's X100, I can state without doubt that the Sony EVF is miles ahead in terms of performance. Being somewhat far sighted using the LCD along for focus and composition isn't always ideal or even possible, particularly when trying to achieve critical focus and especially so when using manual focus lenses. The Sony EVF makes this much easier on the eyes and improves ones chances of getting the shot. The EVF might not be for everyone, but for those of us who prefer a viewfinder, it is a welcome addition to the camera. Please Sony make more models with an EVF built in!

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Nex 5N Electronic Viewfinder
3 Star Review   By lahoz6 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 5, 2011   

Good resolution with too many problems: 1)Too much contrast. Black and white colors are blocked (artificial-looking). 2)Color tends to magenta making it difficult (or impossible) to manually set balance white. 3)In magnification mode (manual focus) focus piking not work very well and the image is a bit blurred. Aside from the problems (possible solution with firmware update?) use with manual lenses is a must.

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REAL PROBLEM
1 Star Review   By khendekci on Sony - Official Store - Oct 11, 2011   

The real problem is why no one is making any explanation from Producer side. They may need a physical device to ensure that option maybe, but making no explanation putting sony into a bad sit?ation. I also have a nex 5 with la-ea1 and many a mount lenses. A digital viewfinder will be something from heaven. Best regards

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REAL PROBLEM
1 Star Review   By khendekci on Adorama - Oct 11, 2011   

The real problem is why no one is making any explanation from Producer side. They may need a physical device to ensure that option maybe, but making no explanation putting sony into a bad sitÄ+/-ation. I also have a nex 5 with la-ea1 and many a mount len

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Do not punish early adopters
4 Star Review   By Zein on Sony - Official Store - Sep 24, 2011   

I am a proud Nex-5 early adopter and i do not know why Sony decided to punish the early adopters of wonderful Nex 5 and Nex 3 plus recently Nex C3. We all waited for the EVF to come with a support to the old models plus the new Nex C3. Already I am not going to sell my Nex 5 any soon to get Nex 5N but i am ready to pay for $300 to get the EVF just like I am ready to pay for lenses. I am disappointed and sad Please do not punish the Nex-5 and Nex 3 early adopters dear Sony as they are the reason for the Nex success and think for some kind EVF compatible to our old models Loyal Sony customer

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Do not punish early adopters
4 Star Review   By Zein on Adorama - Sep 24, 2011   

I am a proud Nex-5 early adopter and i do not know why Sony decided to punish the early adopters of wonderful Nex 5 and Nex 3 plus recently Nex C3. We all waited for the EVF to come with a support to the old models plus the new Nex C3. Already I am not going to sell my Nex 5 any soon to get Nex 5N but i am ready to pay for $300 to get the EVF just like I am ready to pay for lenses. I am disappointed and sad Please do not punish the Nex-5 and Nex 3 early adopters dear Sony as they are the reason for the Nex success and think for some kind EVF compatible to our old models Loyal Sony customer

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Missing NEX 5 support
1 Star Review   By Lukim on Sony - Official Store - Sep 20, 2011   

I bought one of the first NEX 5's available. The only thing I was missing was an optical viewfinder. Once I came across the FDAEV1S I thought great! But I'm more than disappointed, as it only works with the newly released NEX5N? Sony, WTH???

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A Great EVF
5 Star Review   By Poke on Sony - Official Store - Sep 19, 2011   

I prefer a viewfinder versus lcd screen especially since I need reading glasses now. I heard a lot of bad things regarding EVF's but this particular one is almost as good as the optical view finder in my 850. At least I would not hesitate purchasing Sony's next FF if it had an EVF if this is any indication what it will be like. The image is bright, displays the information found on the LCD screen in the view finder and has very little lag when panning. I love the way you can tilt the view finder up. Great for candid shots since people don't realize you are about to take their photo. I just wish there was one more input so you could use the EVF with the flash. I much prefer to use the EVF than taking a picture using the back LCD and if you do I would not hesitate getting this. I am sorry it is not compatible with the nex 5 or 3 but giving it one or two stars because you are jacked about that doesn't tell us how actually good this EVF is. Also when using the viewfinder it puts the camera in a better position to steady the camera and compose your shot, even for a small camera such as the 5N.

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I Agree: Miss Nex 5 comparability
2 Star Review   By ADCE on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2011   

Sure wish it worked with the NEX 5. This would be a great seller even at $300. Maybe they'll make it comparable in the future software update. For now disappointed.

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Makes the 5N Perfect!
5 Star Review   By Fstop on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2011   

This viewfinder is so fast that at first you don't realize it is electronic. It is that good. All the information you want is there, easy diopter adjustment and the focus peaking feature that makes it a must when used with legacy manual lenses is there too. I would not have purchased the 5N without this. Now the NEX series has a viewfinder!!

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Excellent addition to NEX 5N
4 Star Review   By CautiouslyOptimistic on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2011   

Best EVF I have used to date and am glad to have it as an option. Camera info is displayed outside the image area in two black horizontal bands so there are no distractions to composition. Easy to put on and take off. Changes between back LCD and viewfinder reasonably quickly when you bring it up to your eye.

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Doesn't work with NEX!?
1 Star Review   By markostam on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2011   

Why would they make a EVF costing $350 for a $700 camera that just came out? For almost the same price ($150 more) you can upgrade to a NEX7 that has a better built in viewfinder and is in general a much higher quality camera than the NEX5N. You would think something like this would be perfect for users who have owned the original NEX5 and want to add an electronic viewfinder but don't want to or can't afford to upgrade the whole camera body. That would be the logical thing. Unfortunately, doesn't seem like Sony gets that yet or they are trying to gouge you into buying the NEX7 outright. Either way, not happy.

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Doesn't work with NEX!?
1 Star Review   By markostam on Adorama - Sep 7, 2011   

Why would they make a EVF costing $350 for a $700 camera that just came out? For almost the same price ($150 more) you can upgrade to a NEX7 that has a better built in viewfinder and is in general a much higher quality camera than the NEX5N. You would think something like this would be perfect for users who have owned the original NEX5 and want to add an electronic viewfinder but don't want to or can't afford to upgrade the whole camera body. That would be the logical thing. Unfortunately, doesn't seem like Sony gets that yet or they are trying to gouge you into buying the NEX7 outright. Either way, not happy.

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Disapointed with it
1 Star Review   By Panji on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2011   

I quite disaponted with it, why sony didnt make an EVF for their succesed products such NEX5 and 3? In other word, we have to buy this new product for an EVF feature! Like other brand, they make EVF for all range series, why?

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Disapointed with it
1 Star Review   By Panji on Adorama - Sep 5, 2011   

I quite disaponted with it, why sony didnt make an EVF for their succesed products such NEX5 and 3? In other word, we have to buy this new product for an EVF feature! Like other brand, they make EVF for all range series, why?

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