overview Viewfinder

Viewfinder Viewfinder
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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 DSLRs

Out of 20 recent DSLRs, none have (significantly) better viewfinder than the Nikon D3S.

Nikon D3S
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