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Zacuto Announces the Kameleon: A 1080p Micro OLED EVF

A third EVF option from Zacuto

Today, because of yesterday’s issue with Facebook and Instagram, Zacuto announced their new KAMELEON EVF. Zacuto has pretty much owned the EVF aftermarket. They should own it too. Their popular Gratical HD and Gratical Eye EVFs have won the hearts of many shooters. Again and again, and what appears to be again with the Kameleon,  Zacuto has delivered a three feature rich Electronic Viewfinders to be used on any camera system. Their prices and features have beaten camera manufacturers who offer up equally as feature rich EVFs to go with their cameras.

 

Kameleon EVFThe new Kameleon has a slightly more camera-friendly shape than Zacuto’s Gratical HD and is longer than the Gratical Eye EVF. Like Zacuto’s other two EVFs, the Kameleon EVF can work on damn near any camera with an HDMI or SDI output. Now, the Kameleon is not a replacement of the Gratical HD or Gratical Eye. It is a third option for shooters looking to pick up a great camera agnostic EVF. Check out the Zacuto’s Facebook live Kameleon EVF announcement below.

Kameleon EVFLike the Zacuto Gratical Eye, the Kameleon EVF does not have a dedicated battery slot. Power to the Kameleon EVF will need to come from the camera or camera battery via a USB-C power input, a 4-pin Lemo connector, or a D-Tap connection from a Gold Mount or V-Mount Battery Plate or from the D-Tap on the battery itself.

For those older shooters who need reading glasses to see up close, the Kameleon EVF has the option to drop in a +1, +2, +3, or +4 extreme correction in the diopter. As I get older, I see options like this very helpful. No longer can I operate a camera with a monitor inches from my face.

The Kameleon EVF has many of those much loved Zacuto features like drop-in diopters I just mentioned, anti-fog protection, and auto-closing eyecup to keep the screen from burning in the sun. The new Kameleon EVF can handle 4K inputs and includes 3D LUT support.

To mount the Kameleon EVF Zacuto placed Arri Rosettes on each side of the EVF body. Zacuto will shop the Kameleon EVF in March as a price of $1950.00

Kameleon EVF

  • Micro-OLED Display
  • Contrast Ratio
    10,000:1
  • Screen Dimension
    0.71” diagonal
  • Color Depth
    24 bit RGB
  • Pixel Info
    3103 PPI
    6.5 million pixels
  • Resolution
    1920x1080p
  • Refresh Rate
    60Hz
  • Luminance
    150-250 cd/m^2

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Brian Hallett, is an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from Network broadcast news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. Check out his reel at hallett-brian.com

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Power via USB-C?