Do not attempt to shoot into the sun with an Optical Viewfinder.
My F-828's EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) enabled me to frame these shots with the sun in the frame.
There is no direct sunlight into my eye.
I also limit the time I actually have the camera pointed to the sun to protect the sensor.
Yes, I post processed the images.
Under these conditions I like to underexpose to protect the highlights.
I left the exposure compensation at zero due to the nature of the subject:
A seagull with alot of bright sky. I used center-weighted metering knowing the gull would be a bit underexposed.
A levels adjustment and a Shadow/Highlight tweak in Photoshop CS
revealed the gulls as you see them, except for the associated noise in an underexposed image, so I ran them through Noise Ninja using F-828 ISO 64 (as shot) and then resized them as JPEG's for posting to SmugMug.