from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device on a camera that indicates, either optically or electronically, what will appear in the field of view of the lens.
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- n. A device on a camera that shows what will appear in the field of view of the lens; it helps the user target a subject, zoom and focus the image
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
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Imagine that every scene you look at through your viewfinder is overlaid with a tic-tac-toe board.
Looking through a glass viewfinder is such a treat, though — too bad it doesn't seem to actually line up very well with the actual pictures.
The viewfinder is you looking through glass; it's as fast as your eye/light will allow.
It also has a manual focus ring, but unfortunately the electronic viewfinder is shite, so it’s unusable.
I love it — its viewfinder is 100%, which means that what I see is what I’ll get.
The viewfinder is the world's first that can switch between a classic optical view or a digital display— that is, if you choose not to use the large, crisp, 2.8-inch display on the back of the camera to frame your images.
There's no built-in viewfinder, which is one of the highlights of the Lumix micro four-thirds cameras.
Only after a few unsettling, disorienting moments of uncertainty does Vas reveal that the viewfinder is a surveyor's tool.
Him crouching also helped get his massive 6-4 frame to fit inside my camera's viewfinder, which is always a challenge when shooting big, tall athletes.
The viewfinder is a very tight fit in the X1's hotshoe, so there's no danger of it falling off, although it's small enough to misplace when taken off the camera.