Nikon Working on a Hybrid Viewfinder for Future DSLRs

Nikon is developing an X100-esque hybrid viewfinder for DSLR cameras. A recently published patent filing by the company describes and shows a DSLR with a viewfinder that can switch between optical and electronic modes. The purpose appears to be for providing the photographer with an optimal view of the scene — if the scene is too bright for the photographer (e.g. the camera is pointed towards the sun), then the camera switches to an electronic view that provides the user with a view that’s more suitable for their eyes.

Unlike the X100’s viewfinder, however, there is no electronic image overlaid on the optical one when in OVF mode.

(via Egami via Foto Actualidad)