Not all digital cameras have viewfinders. Digital cameras and smartphones have LCD screens for composing photos, and it’s only on higher end cameras that you get a viewfinder too. But they are worth having. Sometimes it’s difficult to see an LCD display properly in the bright glare of daylight, and sometimes it just feels more […]
An older camera designed still used by celebrated German manufacturer Leica. The ‘rangefinder’ is used for focusing – as you turn the focus ring on the lens, a small mirror in the top of the camera rotates to line up a ‘ghost’ image with the main image in the viewfinder. When this ghost image lines up, your subject is in focus. Some modern digital cameras are called 'rangefinders' simply because they share this classic rectangular design – they do not necessarily use rangefinder focusing.
If all you want to do is take pictures and you don’t know much about cameras, the range of camera types on the market is bewildering. Even if you do know a bit about cameras, it’s not easy to weigh up one type against the other and make a decision about which to get. So […]