Zacuto EVF Review. Quick Take and BTS On Set.


Here is a Quick Take video on the new Zacuto Electronic View Finder is one of the best I have used and currently kills the competition. The image rivals that of the Canon LCD. The 90 degree HDMI cable is the best on the market. We used it on set and it lasted all day on one Canon LP-E6 battery. We also beat the crap out of the HDMI inputs and could not get the image to flicker. This is one solid piece of equipment. The Zacuto EVF Snap retails for around $800 US and will be available in the Summer of 2011.

Here is a slightly soft video shot by Misa Garcia from JAG35. The Zacuto EVF is the best one I have used so far. The screen is killer. Better than the Canon LCD. The HDMI inputs are super solid. I beat the crap out of them for this video. Most importantly. The battery lasted all day long. We switched the Canon LP-E6 after 8 hours of use. We never turned it off. It goes from one red bar to  solid red battery icon when it goes down. I tend to push my batteries till they bitch and moan. This thing just kept on going. I went with the “Snap” version as I already have a 3X Zacuto Z-Finder Pro.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • LTdslr

    I need to save up for one of these. I feel like its versatility will open up a lot of interesting options. I really miss shooting from hip level with my traditional vid cam. I could actually get back into it with this…

  • Randy Noland

    Good review and they keep coming in. I have mine on order waiting for that May 1st ship date :-)


  • http://YourWebsite Paul

    Love the quick take format Jared…its your brand and it works. EVF looks sweet, it is now going on my “to buy” list.

  • http://YourWebsite Paul Toohey

    Thanks for showing this off, can’t wait to get my hands on one!

  • Chris

    I got to use it at NAB and definitely felt solid and up for the task. Great review.

  • christel

    cool vid. it certainly kills the competition, if only it cam out a year ago but hey it’s here now…..

  • Rob Ruscher

    Definitely gives an advantage for shooting. The HDMI is a must have so I’m glad they’ve put that in there. Drop test is unbelievable. Is the false color for exposure very accurate?

  • Felipe Henao

    Zacuto is quality, not expensive, better

  • Felipe Henao

    Zacuto is the best

  • Nino Leitner

    Great post, Jared!

    I also did a very comprehensive review of the Zacuto EVF on my blog, check it out, would love to hear your thoughts.