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EVF blackout

Discussion in 'Nikon Z Mirrorless Forum' started by Stone@ge, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. for those wondering here is a video of the EVF blackout in various stages of continuous mode for both bodies.

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  2. Neil Swanson

    Neil Swanson

    Sep 3, 2018
    That’s a great video thanks for posting that. Here’s a silly question though and I’ll bet the answer is very simple but why is there mirror black out or maybe I should call it image black out when there is an a mirror? I should’ve asked that question when I saw the Z7 a couple of weeks ago at a store demonstration

  3. rooster


    Jul 13, 2008
    There is still a real shutter and it must close before taking the image thus causing a blackout. On the fastest FPS setting there is no blackout -- it appears like the real shutter only goes up to 5.5 FPS and higher rates use an electronic shutter.
  4. Leif


    Feb 12, 2006
    Sure, but why not show the actual image prior to the manual shutter closing? It might appear a tad jerky, but would that not be preferable?
  5. rooster


    Jul 13, 2008
    Any lag would be very bad experience and that is what that it would amount to. I personally would want a blackout like a traditional mirror would do instead of a jerky screen.
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