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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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The Viewfinder And Lcd

We need a way to see what the image is going to look like at the time the picture is taken, and a viewfinder provides this. With most film cameras, a viewfinder is a small window you look through to see how the scene looks. You can use that view to fine-tune your composition before taking the picture. Digital cameras include a viewfinder, but they also add an LCD that can be used as a viewfinder (except on digital SLR cameras) (Figure 3.17).

Figure 3.17. The LCD on a compact digital camera can be used to compose the image, making digital photography much more accessible to even the youngest photographers.

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