Electronic Viewfinder VF-3 (Silver)

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Electronic Viewfinder VF-3 (Silver)

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Electronic Viewfinder VF-3 (Silver)
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Availability: In stock

Item #V329110SU000-410

The VF-3 is a compact viewfinder that slides and locks onto the accessory port of Olympus PEN and XZ-1 models to provide 100% field of view and 1.00x magnification. The VF-3, which is compatible with all PENs that have an accessory port, is quite useful for outdoor shooting, low-angle shooting or telephoto shooting. Bright with high contrast from the center to the edges. Additionally with the tilting mechanism (up to 90 degrees) low angle shoots become an enjoyable shooting experience.

Electronic Viewfinder VF-3 (Silver)


The VF-3 is a compact electronic viewfinder that attaches to the accessory port of Olympus PEN, XZ-1 and XZ-2 cameras. Compatible with all PEN cameras that have an accessory port, the VF-3 is useful for outdoor, low-angle and telephoto shooting.

  • Bright, high-contrast display (center to edges)
  • Tilting mechanism (up to 90 degrees) for easy low-angle shooting
  • 100% field of view and 1.00x magnification

    The PEN E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL2 and XZ-1 require a firmware update to properly operate with the VF-3. This free update is available now. For instructions on how to update your camera's firmware, please click here.


  • Resolution: Approx. 920,000 dots
  • Approx. 1.00x magnification (-1m-1, 50mm Macro, at infinity)
  • Eye-point: Approx. 17.4mm (-1m-1)
  • Diopter adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0m-1)
  • Shoe-lock mechanism
  • 1.00" (W) x 1.70" (H) x 1.75" (D) (25.4mm x 43.5mm x 44.7mm)
  • Approx. 1.0 oz (28g) without cover

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    January 4, 2016 by Nagaty
    Better than nothing
    I use this EVF with my E-PM1 which was my primary camera before I got the E-M10. The viewfinder's screen is very small and hard to use when wearing glasses. The picture is pixelated and colours are washed out, however, better than having no view finder at all. I suggest getting one of the better models (VF-2 or VF-4). If you haven't yet bought the body, get an OMD as the integrated EVF is leagues better than this one.
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    April 19, 2015 by nyeguitarist
    Great for taking pictures outside
    I use the VF-3 with my E-P2. It has served me well thus far. I couldn't imagine using the camera in the sun without it. The image quality of the viewfinder is very good. As a person who wears glasses, this viewfinder is also good. It's easy to use even when wearing thick frames. A great feature introduced in the VF-3 is the locking mechanism that will keep the viewfinder attached to the camera unless you push the button in. If you shoot photos in rough conditions, this is a must have feature. For concert photography this is important, as you don't want your viewfinder flying off when someone bumps into you. The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that the Diopter adjustment is just too easy to accidentally change. Luckily it's just as easy to change back.
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    December 8, 2013 by Mahalo Boy
    VF-3 Serves Its Purpose
    The VF-3 serves its purpose, to take pictures in daylight when its hard to see through the E-PM1 screen, and to discretely take pictures of my kids's events in a darken auditorium looking down at the stage. I am a casual photographer who use the auto settings all the time and need the VF-3 only to frame the subjects. Based on other people's reviews, the VF-2 is much better than the VF-3. However I was able to get this VF-3 on sale at the price I am willing to pay. For the serious photographer, the VF-2 or 4 might be the way to go. Another thing the VF-3 looks nicer on my camera than the VF-2 :)
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