On the counter was this small, stubby, 2 MP super zoom camera called the Lumix DMCFZ1. I pointed the lens at myself and it read Leica! Wowza! $$$ signs flashed in my head! It had an amazing zoom, which was the first of the Super Zooms, it had OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), it had Leica designed optics, and it had an Electronic View Finder (EVF).This first EFV camera with Live View was very poor quality. After all, we were used to looking through the perfectly sharp glass penta-prism of an SLR. In comparison this EFV was like looking at a bad TV picture, but even then I knew the world of camera design and camera sales were reborn.Now some of the finest, most advanced cameras in the world have EVFs using Live View with millions of pixels in them making them 100% accurate for composition, exposure, depth of field, and white balance.
So why don’t all cameras have EVF? They probably will… stay tuned!