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Until digital cameras you had to look through the viewfinder to take a photo. There are optical and electronic viewfinders, and viewfinders that look through the lens (as found in SLRs) and viewfinders that only give an approximation of what the photo will look like.

Learn more about viewfinder types.

Compared To Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Out of 6 recent entry-level DSLRs, 3 have (significantly) better viewfinder than the Nikon D5100.

Nikon D5100
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