Greg Harper, the LiHD Answerman, answers questions from the LivingInHD.com community.
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One question I get often is, why do some cameras have viewfinders and some don’t? Some just have LCD screens? Well the answer is in the small compact camera, the viewfinders were not really viewfinders - you weren’t really looking through the lens. It was really a range finder and most people find them very small and hard to use, so most manufacturers, they just taken them off. Most people in fact are used to take pictures this way, holding the camera out. There is the viewfinder in the back. It’s nice big LCD, really bright, works really well. But other people still like that ability to take a camera and put it right up to your eye and hold it here. There are a lot of advantages to both. In this camera here it has both, it has both an LCD and a viewfinder, so if I wanna hold it up to my eye and take a look at it, I can use my face as a tripod, it will help me keep the camera steady. It gives me a shot that’s totally a void of any other things. I can see exactly what’s in the camera, so professionals really like to use the viewfinder and not the LCD. But if you’re in a situation where for example you wanna see you picture yourself, and you wanna take a picture of yourself, or you have the camera and your way up high and you wanna look at it, this little viewfinder right here can be tilted down so you can take a look at it. So it’s a really good idea to have an LCD screen. A viewfinder is also a nice thing to have for a bigger camera. For the small camera, most of the time the viewfinder doesn’t really do much for you, it’s the LCD that works the best. That’s why you have some with it, and some without. Hope this was hopeful, if you want more information, don’t hesitate to go LivinginHD.com. Look at the anwerman, please don’t hesitate to put comments on. I’d love to hear from you and I’d be happy to answer in another episode. Thanks.