Panasonic DMW-LVF2 External Live Viewfinder for DMC-GX1 and DMC-LX7 Lumix Digital Camera, Tilts 0 to 90Deg.

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About Panasonic DMW-LVF2

The Panasonic External Electronic Viewfinder for DMC-GX1 is an optional viewfinder for the DMC-GX1 Micro 4/3 camera. Just mount this on the camera's hot shoe and you've got a superb 1,440,000-dot equivalent color viewfinder image, with all of the same information that's displayed on the LCD screen. It displays 100% of the image and works particularly well in bright sunlight (always tough on LCD displays). The viewfinder also tilts up 90Deg. to make low-angle shots easier than ever. Because it mounts on the camera's hot shoe, it can't be used with a shoe-mounted flash on the camera.

The Panasonic DMW-LVF2 is commonly used for Everyday, Macro photography, Portraits, Travel and more.The Panasonic DMW-LVF2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Semi-professional among others.The Panasonic DMW-LVF2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMW-LVF2: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (11),Lightweight (10),Durable (7),Reliable (7)
Best Uses:
Everyday (8),Portraits (5),Travel (5),Macro photography (4),Landscape photography (3),Studio (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (5),Semi-professional (5)

Panasonic DMW-LVF2 Features

  • Viewfinder displays same information as LCD
  • Field sequential color, 1,440,000-dot equivalent resolution
  • Effective in bright sunlight
  • Tilts 0 to 9Deg. for low-angle shots

Panasonic DMW-LVF2 Specifications

Field of View
Approx. 100%
Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye-Point Length
Approx. 17.5mm from eyepiece lens
Adjustable Diopter
Yes, -4.0 - +4.0 m-1
1.15 x 1.87 x 1.92" (29.4 x 47.7 x 48.9mm)
1.26 oz (36 g)

Panasonic DMW-LVF2 Reviews

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(based on 14 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Works well, not too bulky

Turned out to be way better than I expected. The viewfinder is quite light, and doesn't take up too much space. The quality of the screen is a surprise, and I like how much easier it is to steady the camera with the viewfinder in place.

Reviewed by 14 customers


Pricey but high quality


from OHIO  -  Semi-Professional

Does what it is supposed to do very well. Clear, easy to use. Best for MACRO and bright day shots.




from New York City  -  Semi-Professional

Sharp and clear, this EVF is my second. I use it with a Leica D6 and a Lumix GX1 both of which I bought at ADORAMA...where I buy everything photographic. Efraim Nussbaum, my salesman, is like a family member (one who charges for his services...)




from Florida  -  Casual user

Very useful on sunny days

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent product


from New York, NY  -  Semi-Professional

I use the unit on my GX1 and my Leica D-6

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from New York, NY  -  Semi-Professional

I have 2 of these- 1 for my Leica D-6 and one for my Lumix GX1. This is a huge improvement over the last finder (The LV1-) Which I use on my Leica D-5 and my GF 1. The difference is night and day. The unit is bright and sharp. Like a DSLR finder. I really have no downsides to report. VRR

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good addition LX7


from NM  -  Professional

this viewfinder completes the LX7

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


much needed accesory


from Gettysburg, Pa  -  Semi-Professional

bright, flips and has a diopter adjustment with a wide range and a dial you can actually turn with your fingers. It's not too big and when mounted my DCM-LX7 still fits in a work shirt pocket. A must have in bright light. a bit of a lag when panning, but not bad enough to be distracting.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Option!


from Miami, Fl  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This electronic view finder is great for my Lumix LX7 on days when sunlight brightness makes difficult to see settings on the rear screen. It tilts 90 degrees and can be put on and off in a flash. It is small, unobtrusive and fits anywhere. I had to wait a few days because it was on backorder, but Adorama shipped it to me as soon as it arrived. They are a great outfit and have great service.


Indispensable accessory


from Los Altos, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I find the LVF2 an indispensable accessory for for Panasonic GX1 and LX7 cameras. I often find it difficult to see details on LCD screen outdoors, but with the LVF2 I have no problem composing and focusing a picture. I also use legacy lenses on the GX1 and find the viewfinder an essential component of the camera system in that case. I wear glasses and have no problem using this viewfinder. I find this viewfinder well worth it's cost and I highly recommend it.


A Good Accessory for the GX1


from Pasadena, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Purchased to go with my Panasonic GX1. The built-in screen on the camera works great, but in strong, direct sunlight can't be seen clearly. This fixes that. 90% of the time I don't need the viewfinder, but when I do, it's really good to have.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MARK H  I own a GF1 also and the LVF1 and so when I got my GX1 and heard that that LVF2 was incredibly sharper that the LVF1..i bought it as I like the abilility to use the GX1 in bright daylight with out having to squint the eyes to see the LCD ....the LVF2 has 1.4 million dots resolution the LVF1 had 270,000 dots ...The LVF2 is like looking through a pentamirror camera by comparison ..I am very pleased to own this
Rick S  I am looking for a new or used ZigView S2 Viewfinder do you know where I can find one?
NORBERTO S  Hi Rick, i dont know. Sorry
Pat S  How do you get it open to attatch to the hot shoe?
HENRY F  The viewfinder comes with a cap, slide that off and slide it onto the hot shoe until it clicks in place.
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