Definitions for viewfinderˈvyuˌfaɪn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

view•find•erˈvyuˌfaɪn dər(n.)

  1. a camera attachment, as a lens and mirror that enables the operator to determine visually what will appear in the picture.

    Category: Photography

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finder, viewfinder, view finder(noun)

    optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest


  1. viewfinder(Noun)

    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


  1. Viewfinder

    In photography, a viewfinder is what the photographer looks through to compose, and in many cases to focus, the picture. Most viewfinders are separate, and suffer parallax, while the single-lens reflex camera lets the viewfinder use the main optical system. Viewfinders are used in many cameras of different types: still and movie, film, analog and digital. A zoom camera usually zooms its finder in sync with its lens, one exception being rangefinder cameras.


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