Casio EX-FH20 Viewfinder
Casio FH20 Viewfinders
As is true of most cameras with electronic viewfinders, framing was very accurate with the Casio FH20, regardless of whether I used the EVF or the rear-panel LCD. Again, an important characteristic with a camera for shooting sports: You need to be able to see exactly what the camera is seeing, no more, no less.
As an eyeglass-wearer, I also appreciated the nice, high eyepoint of the FH20's EVF optics: I could see the entire active area of the viewfinder display without having to mash my eyeglass lenses against the viewfinder bezel. That said though, the viewfinder screen appears rather small and cramped, even compared to the viewfinders on cropped-frame DSLRs. It's certainly usable enough, but might feel a little claustrophobic to someone whose other camera is an SLR. On the other hand, the dioptric adjustment worked well, able to compensate for even my extreme nearsightedness (close to 20:180). I did find the dioptric adjustment knob a little difficult to work, though, as it was so close to the viewfinder, and on the wrong side for a right-eye-dominant person like myself. Not that big an issue, because it's an adjustment you don't make all that often, but I did find it annoying.
Viewfinder Test Results
Very good accuracy with both the EVF and LCD monitor.
|26mm eq., EVF||520mm eq., EVF|
|26mm eq., LCD||520mm eq., LCD|
The Casio High Speed EXILIM EX-FH20's electronic optical viewfinder (EVF) proved quite accurate, showing about 101% of the frame at wide angle, and about 100% at telephoto. Results with the camera's LCD monitor were almost exactly the same. Excellent results!