Tokyo based Epson has announced that it has developed Ultimicron electronic viewfinder technology for the new Leica T camera. This technology is equipped as standard in the Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder and is designed exclusively for the new Leica T camera.
First launched in 2009, Ultimicron is based on the HTPS technology, which ensures sufficient visibility in any environment. According to Epson, the photographres using Ultimicron, can focus expertly reproducing rich color gradations and natural blurring when required.
Measuring 0.48 inches diagonally, the Ultimicron boasts XGA (1024 x RGB x 768), 2.36 million dot resolution, and provides the quality required by Leica camrea. The color filter used on top of the viewfinder screen prevents the color break-up that can occur with other color systems when shooting fast-moving subjects and while panning.
Electronic viewfinders are employed mainly as the finders – the small windows used to view the subject of a photo – in digital cameras and camcorders using LCD screens. Epson’s Ultimicron electronic viewfinders have the advantages of both high resolution and of being highly compact. This makes it easy for manufacturers to make the camera compact, and for users to focus the camera when taking pictures.