On the heels of the Redrock Micro EVF announcement Zacuto has announced a new EVF to work with their existing Z Finder. This can only be a good thing that these two giants of HDSLR accessories are providing similar products around the same time with competitive pricing. The Red rock Micro EVF will cost around $600 US and the Zacuto Z Finder EVF will cost just under $800 US. It will be interesting to see who gets to market first. Here is a rip from their site.
“Zacuto Z-Finder EVF 3.2” monitor has higher resolution than DSLR LCD screens. These screens have a resolution of 640×480 on a 3:2 aspect ratio screen. Therefore, you only effectively see the resolution at 640×360 in 16×9. The Zacuto Z-Finder EVF monitor resolution is a true 800×480 making the resolution 56% greater than the on-board DSLR camera screens. The Zacuto monitor also has a tighter dot pitch which also improves the quality, making you see a much tighter pixel pattern.
The Z-Finder EVF is currently in prototype stages. It will be available in February 2011 (limited supply) and we are estimating the price to be $775.00. We will be updating customers who are interested along the way with news and videos. If you are interested in receiving information about this product, feel free to fill out our form below. We will be taking deposits in December for customers to hold their spot in line; you will be notified via email.”
▪ Actual 16×9 screen
▪ 800×480 resolution
▪ .087 dot pitch
▪ Focus Assist
▪ Iris Assist
▪ HDMI loop through
▪ Operates off Canon LP-E6 Camera battery (1/2 day power)
▪ Includes a hot shoe mount or optional articulating arm kit.
▪ Can mount to other manufacturer’s rig (RedRock, Cinevate, Letus, etc.) via 1/4 20 screw, 15mm rod or articulating arm
▪ All Z-Finder models snap on and off the EVF and can be used interchangeably between the camera screen or EVF screen
Includes mini HDMI cable