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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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HD100 viewfinder

Just a quick question: there have been some concerns and criticism in regards to the viewfinder of the HD100. I am curious how it would compare to the Z1U, as most people have seen that one.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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Works well

It's made of plastic, though a good plastic I would figure. Feels fine and not unstable when placed against the eye. Eyecup is full-sized but ocular aperature is smaller. It's color. The Z1 is an "in-line" style and everyone who trys the HD100 system seems to prefer it.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Robert.

I realize the ergonomics but what I was actually inquiring about is the quality of the viewfinder itself. I couldn't find too much in terms of specs but the SONY Z1U VF has 252,000 pixels whereas the JVC 230,000. Relatively small difference but still...

The other, perhaps more important question is what are the sizes of the VF of the two cameras. I still remember the horror when I first picked up the HD10 (not sure about the model number - the first one chip JVC) and looked throughn the VF - small and just plain bad.

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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Is the HD-100 VF 16:9 native? If it's 4:3 and letterboxes the 16:9 then that would reduce the effective number of pixels in the image area. The Z1 viewfinder is 16:9 native.
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