Originally Posted by carman
This camera is the most important in the last 10 years. It takes digital photography into the digital era. No more clanking mirrors, I hope the EVF is as good as the reviews suggest. The next redundant item is the shutter with continuous view electronic timing is the next step.
I think it's very interesting that the lack of legacy baggage has helped Olympus (who originally developed the all-digital Four Thirds system) and Panasonic (Micro Four Thirds) deliver new systems that are unconstrained by the past.
The Panasonic EVF technology is borrowed from their professional quality video camera products. You can, if you squint, see the 1.4 million pixels - just, but in normal use they are invisible. In normal conditions the view is very good - far better than any previous EVF in a consumer still camera. In dark conditions, the frame rate begins to drop, so the view starts to flicker. As you it gets darker, the frame rate continues to drop, noise starts to appear and eventually the colour goes from the finder. This may sound alarming, but at those brightness levels you would be hard pressed to see anything at all through an optical reflex finder.