Originally Posted by back alley
i think the darker/lighter evf can be fixed with a setting on the camera...mine do not do that.
Maybe a better description would be how the EVF increases contrast in already contrasty light to the point the highlights are blown and the shadows lose detail. I can handle the increased brightness under low light much better but the bright light performance has always bothered me in all EVFs I've used.
I have an XE2 and an XE2S and both are the same. I've adjusted the EVF and LCD brightness in both but it doesn't do much, if anything. I have the same issue with the X100S when I use the EVF instead of the OVF.
While I'm obviously not a huge fan of EVFs, I still use them and acknowledge they do have some advantages. But I guess I'll always prefer OVFs, be they rangefinder window type or the TTL finders in SLRs.