Could Your EVF Survive Being Run Over By a Car? Zacuto's Gratical HD Can
You might have some durable gear of your own, but to test just how strong their new Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF is, Zacuto has run it through a number of torture tests.
While plastic gear may not stand up to a ton of abuse, the Gratical (like a decent amount of high-end gear), is made of a metal alloy (in this case magnesium). If you've been looking to get one, the $2,900 pre-order is still going on until the end of January, so you can save nearly $1K off the $3,800 retail price just by pre-ordering.
So with that out of the way, here's the car test:
And the drop test:
While you may be switching out cameras often, you want something like this EVF to last a while, and it's clear from the tests above that it can handle quite a bit. When you're paying almost $3,000 (or close to $4K retail), this is how I would expect a piece of gear to perform under stress, but it's nice to see the company actually showing us in a real-world test.
We've also got a terrific review from Philip Bloom if you're wondering how the EVF performs: