viewfinder

[vyoo-fahyn-der]
noun Photography.
finder ( def 2b ).

Origin:
1890–95; view + finder

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viewfinder (ˈvjuːˌfaɪndə)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: finder 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 photograph

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viewfinder

camera component that shows the area of the subject to be included in a photograph. In modern cameras it usually is part of a direct visual or range finder focusing system and may also be used to display exposure settings or meter information

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Example sentences
These cameras have a simple optical viewfinder, which allows fast framing of a
  shot.
Your viewfinder is your friend when it comes to panning.
Never be content with what you see in the viewfinder the first time you raise
  it to your eye.
Out of the box and straight up to the eye you'll immediately enjoy the spacious
  and bright viewfinder.
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