Viewfinder vs LCD for Composing & Focusing – Pros & Cons – Free Quick Guide

You’ll probably have noticed that your camera has an LCD screen on the back of the camera body for the Live View function, as well as a viewfinder.

But which one should you be using and when?

Is one better than the other?

The answer is that each has a correct time and place in your photography, and if you’re using the wrong one at the wrong time, you’re likely hurting your images.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at viewfinders vs. LCD screens to help you understand the technology behind both.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What is a viewfinder?
  • Is an optical or electronic viewfinder better?
  • Pros and cons of using a viewfinder
  • What is an LCD screen, and what is Live View?
  • Pros and cons of using Live View on an LCD screen

Get your guide today.

Photo Credit: Imansyah Muhamad Putera

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