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3N: optimizing screen in sunlight? OVF/EVF alternatives?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Jen Watson, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Jen Watson

    Jen Watson New to TalkEmount

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    Apr 30, 2013
    I'm pretty much sold on the 3N, but the lack of viewfinder or even hot shoe (artificial limitation?) is my primary cause of concern.

    Since I plan on purchasing this camera solely for upcoming summer trips (wherein I can't carry my DSLR gear) I'd need decent screen performance in sunlight. It isn't worth getting the 6 or older NEX models because: 1) this would be my backup camera, therefore it should be affordable (<$500); 2) I need compact size, and older NEX models don't come with the 16-50mm PZ. So, I want to make due with the 3N.

    I saw a picture of a funny little attachment that basically acts as a magnifier on the screen, but I can't find the pic anymore. Any OVF/EVF alternatives like that would be great! Do you 3N owners currently use anything like that?

    Would an anti-glare screen protector optimize sunlight performance, or would the degradation in clarity negate everything?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Utik

    Utik TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Rimini, Italy
    The problem is that the 3n comes with a worse screen than the higher end cameras, and without the viewfinder you have only the screen to view what you're shooting at, so i picked up the 5r which to me is best bang for the buck if you want the 16-50 bundle, the 5r screen can handle without problems sunny days, as I can demonstrate here https://www.talkemount.com/f20/lord-flying-rings-3044/
     
  3. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    Markus
    On my 5N there is a setting called "sunshine" for the LCD. Is there one on the 3N too?

    Perhaps an accessory like that could help:
    www.fotohobbyshop.de/ebay/lcd/DSC_0021.jpg
    But it looks like there is none available for the 3N...