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Canon EOS M / Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder

by Robbin
(Woodstock, NY)



"Does the Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder work on the Canon EOS M"

Thanks for your question Robbin! I think the quick answer is no. That's not buildt into the EOS M

The Canon USA site lists two current cameras for the EVF-DC1 Viewfinder:


-- PowerShot G1 X Mark II Canon Direct Exclusive Kit
-- PowerShot G3 X

The Canon site also says "has an optional shoe-mounted electronic viewfinder," when describing accessories for the EOS M. So, that's a little confusing.

Here is a youtube video on the "unboxing" of the EOS M LCD V6 viewfinder which is an alternative that some EOS M shooters use instead of a hot shoe viewer: EOS M LCD-V6 Viewfinder.

Here is a link to one that's being sold on Amazon: ATian 2.8X 3" LCD Viewfinder. It's not highly rated.

I am not a big fan of the EOS M at all. Canon has been trying to improve on it's clunky focusing, particularly with the release of the M3.

Canon EVF DC1

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Electronic Viewfinder for the Canon PowerShot G12?

by Terence Quinn
(Birmingham, UK)

Canon Powershot G12

Canon Powershot G12

" Can I get an electronic viewfinder for my Canon powershot G12? "

Thanks for your question about the Powershot G12, Terrence! And also, pat yourself on the back for having a real nice camera. Before I upgraded to a G1X Mark II, I enjoyed using my Canon G11 quite a bit. I love the articulating screen, shooting Raw format, and having a hot shoe on top.

It is an interesting question to ask, considering that the G12 already has a built-in optical viewfinder. I don't know of one. I don't think Canon would invest a ton of money for an electronic viewfinder for the G12. There wouldn't be enough demand for one to justify the expense.

The EVF-DC1 Viewfinder would be the only possible chance.

Good Luck,


Canon-USA G12 Support Page

Canon G12 Gold Award

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Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder

by Al Luke
(Cape Town)

G1x Mark II With EVF-DC1 Viewfinder Attached

G1x Mark II With EVF-DC1 Viewfinder Attached

"Will the EVF-DC1 viewfinder work on the Canon G1x mark 1 - so the first version of the G1x?"

Hi Al,
Thanks for your question about the EVF-DC1 viewfinder for the Powershot G1x Mark II.

EVF-DC1 Compatibility

Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, the EVF-DC1 will not work on the original Canon G1X. It was developed at the time specifically for the G1x Mark II and there is no back-compatibility.

The viewfinder likely came out as a result of complaints and comments from Canon users that they wanted something better than the LCD screen or the "tunnel view" of the G1X optical viewfinder to compose photographs.

The G1x turned out to be somewhat of a flop by Canon and they made several improvements to evolve it into a much better version with the introduction of the G1x Mark II.

I did confirm this with Travis from Canon Professional Services: "Thank you for contacting Canon product support. I understand that you have questions about the PowerShot G1x and compatibility with the EVF-DC1. I can address this for you.

The EVF-DC1 is not listed as a compatible accessory for the PowerShot G1x. It is listed for the PowerShot G1x Mark II.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Thank you for choosing Canon.

Technical Support Representative"

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G1X Review

Accessories for Canon Powershot G1X Mark II

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Canon electronic viewfinder EVF-DC1 compatibility

by Clare
(South Africa)

Canon EVF-DC! Viewfinder

Canon EVF-DC! Viewfinder

Hello there!

So I am currently looking for an electronic viewfinder for my Canon 5DSR.
I wanted to know if the EVF-DC1 is compatible with the 5DSR? And if you have any better suggestions.

Thank you!

Hi Clare!

Thanks for your question. Congratulations on your possession of a 5DS R. That's quite a camera, particularly for those photographers who want the ultimate use of its high resolution and sharpness features.

I am curious about your desire to use an EVF viewfinder on a DSLR when many photographers would simple use the LCD screen if they wanted an electronic view of their subject.

The Canon USA site does not list an EVF as a potential accessory, but I do not know for certain if the 5DS R has the programming built in to accommodate the EVF-DC1.

Many photographers, myself included employ a magnifier of some kind instead. See the photos.

Coincidentally, you are the 2nd person who recently asked about using the EVF-DC1 on a camera other than the G1x Mark II, its original intended camera body: EVF-DC1 on EOS M.

Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder

Please keep me informed and let me know what direction you go in. I appreciate it.


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