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[vyoo-fahyn-der] /ˈvyuˌfaɪn dər/
noun, Photography
finder (def 2b).
Origin of viewfinder
1890-95; view + finder Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for viewfinder
  • 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.
  • No optical eyepiece so you'll have to rely on the tiny electronic viewfinder.
  • Most camcorders currently come with both a viewfinder and a monitor.
  • It works best if you try to cover as much of the viewfinder area as possible with the image.
  • The satellite senses sunlight reflected from objects within the viewfinder.
  • Some of his best pictures were literally composed in the viewfinder of the camera.
  • Low battery life, extremely small buttons and no viewfinder.
British Dictionary definitions for viewfinder


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 Sometimes shortened to finder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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