With the Zacuto Smart Z-Finder, you can turn your phone into a smart camera.

Now that smartphone cameras will soon be better than DSLR cameras in terms of resolution, professional functions, and a cinematic look and feel (yes, even Steven Spielberg is making movies with his phone now), you need accessories to make the most of your phone. With the new Smart Z-Finder, an electronic viewfinder made for smartphones, Zacuto has a way to measure comfort, accuracy, and quality.

Image Quality

The Smart Z-Finder is mostly a viewfinder, which is a magnifying glass with a comfortable eye cup that blocks out light, glare, and reflections from your smartphone screen. It has a diopter that you can change so that the image is in focus for your eyes, and you can magnify the display to see more detail on the screen. It also has Zacuto’s effective anti-fog technology to make sure the image is always clear as glass.

Functions and Access

The design is simple: it mounts directly on the screen of a smartphone and covers the whole screen while keeping it clamped securely around the back of the phone. Its adjustable eyecup can be turned so that you can shoot horizontally or vertically, and it’s easy to use the smartphone’s touchscreen. The structure of the loupe makes it easier to hold than just holding the smartphone by itself, and a hand strap on the right side keeps your grip secure.

Accessories Mounting

You can also add a variety of accessories to the Smart Z-Finder to expand its professional capabilities. The Arca-type mount on the bottom makes it easy to attach the camera to a tripod, and the standard shoe mount lets you attach a light, microphone, or other accessories to the top.

There are also several 1/4″-20 mounting threads for adding more accessories or mounting extensions. For the Smart Z-Finder, Zacuto will offer accessories like the Marauder foldable camera rig, a bottom Director’s handgrip, a top Z-rail, or a Brow top shade for even better light blocking.

Do you have a smartphone that could benefit from the Smart Z-Finder? Tell us in the Comments section, below.

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