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Why Use An Electric Viewfinder?

Why Use An Electric Viewfinder? - Here, we find out why an electronic viewfinder can be a useful piece of kit for your cameras.

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Electronic viewfinder


There are many cameras that are now compatible with electronic viewfinders and they're an accessory that can become particularly useful when certain situations arise. With this in mind, here are three situations where an electronic viewfinder will come in helpful:


In Bright Light

When it's really bright, or the sun is shining straight onto the back of your camera, it can be really difficult to see anything on the screen, even if you up the brightness level. This is where the electronic viewfinder comes in, as you'll be able to see the scene perfectly clearly when you look through it, eliminating any glare getting in the way of composing your shot. 




Help Frame The Image

Sometimes, looking at the scene away from the camera slightly on the screen can result in a composure that's not so tidy. By using an electronic viewfinder, you can make sure everything you want is in the shot, and nothing you don't want creeps in thanks to the field of view they present. Sometimes, looking through the viewfinder and moving your camera around will allow you to discover new viewpoints that you wouldn't have thought of capturing before, too. 


Help To Stabilise Your Camera

Using the viewfinder can sometimes help you to stabilise the camera a bit more if using a tripod isn't an option. Holding the camera up to your eye while still holding the camera with two hands gives you three points of contact, helping to keep your image shake free. Plus, as mentioned earlier, this will help you to clearly compose your images too without getting distracted by what's around you.


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