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view·find·er

 (vyo͞o′fīn′dər)
n.
A device on a camera that indicates, either optically or electronically, what will appear in the field of view of the lens.

viewfinder

(ˈvjuːˌfaɪndə)
n
(Photography) a device on a camera, consisting of a lens system and sometimes a ground-glass screen, enabling the user to see what will be included in his or her photograph. Sometimes shortened to: finder

view•find•er

(ˈvyuˌfaɪn dər)

n.
a camera attachment, as a lens and mirror that enables the operator to determine visually what will appear in the picture.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viewfinder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interestviewfinder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
gunsight, gun-sight - a sight used for aiming a gun
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
Translations

viewfinder

[ˈvjuːˌfaɪndəʳ] N (Phot) → visor m (de imagen), objetivo m

viewfinder

[ˈvjuːfaɪndər] nviseur mviewing figures [ˈvjuːɪŋ] nplchiffres mpl d'audienceviewing public [ˈvjuːɪŋ] ntéléspectateurs mpl

viewfinder

nSucher m

viewfinder

[ˈvjuːˌfaɪndəʳ] n (Phot) → mirino
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The optical viewfinder also provides a more accurate representation of what the camera sensor sees, for a better idea of the final image.
The impressive new mirrorless model also has the ability to support full live-view continuous shooting on the Tru-finder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second, ultimately producing a real-time shooting experience that combines all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder.
An MILC provides an interchangeable lens mount; it does not have a mirror reflex optical viewfinder.
Additionally, the camera's newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to an ultraA[degrees]fast display speed.
Taking photos on a DSLR uses an optical viewfinder unlike on a smartphone or a compact camera.
What's more, its newly developed electronic viewfinder is almost indistinguishable from an optical viewfinder thanks to its ultra fast display speed.
The difference is that the M lacks a reflex mirror and an optical viewfinder.
3-million effective pixels and the same Expeed 3 image-processing engine built into high-end models, the D600 offers a number of advanced features, including an optical viewfinder with 100 percent frame coverage, a large and clear 3.
Its hybrid multi-viewfinder allows users to switch between an electronic and optical viewfinder.
3MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor, it has a dedicated optical viewfinder and an ISO range of 100 to 12800.
Panasonic introduced mirrorless SLRs in 2008 with electronic sensors that send image data directly to the camera's LCD screen, eliminating the need for mirrors, prisms and an optical viewfinder.
Other specifications worth highlighting are the 100 per cent field-of-view optical viewfinder and 100-12,800 ISO range, which can be extended to an extraordinary ISO 102,400.