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Learn what viewfinders and LCD monitors are

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

Viewfinders and LCD monitors are different things although they have some points in common. What a viewfinder and an LCD monitor have in common is that both of them belong to the camera screen area and sometimes they imply each other. Many of the digital camera window areas through which we view images involve both concepts: the concept of viewfinder and the LCD monitor one as well.

A viewfinder is the feature through which the camera user can view his subject. Through the camera viewfinder, the user can compose the image he wishes to record according to the frame in which it appears. This way, this is the camera part which actually allows us to view the images that the camera is shooting and recording.

There are several different types of viewfinders. Among these different viewfinder types we can find the type known as direct vision, the optical type, the ground glass screen type and the LCD display one. These different viewfinder types are used on different cameras and image processing devices, depending on the function needed.

An LCD monitor is a color screen which works through the use of liquid crystal. This liquid crystal screen can be seen in most digital camcorders and cameras and is usually used instead of optical viewfinders due to the fact that it is more accurate. Besides digital cameras, many computers and most laptops also use LCD monitors since this technology doesn't require much power.

This way, LCD monitors and viewfinders are often both part of one same device since, for example, many digital cameras have LCD monitor technologies in their viewfinders. Actually, digital camera viewfinders most of the times are based on LCD monitor technologies due to the high accuracy and low power requirements they have.

Therefore, if you are looking for a digital camera which offers high resolution technologies but which doesn’t consume much power, you should look for one which viewfinder uses an LCD monitor. You would have no problem on finding a digital camera with such characteristics since this is the technology which most of them actually use.

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