Viewfinder vs Pentaprism - What's the difference?

viewfinder | pentaprism |


As nouns the difference between viewfinder and pentaprism

is that viewfinder is a device on a camera that shows what will appear in the field of view of the lens; it helps the user target a subject, zoom and focus the image while pentaprism is (photography) a five-sided prism used in the viewfinder of some single-lens reflex cameras.

viewfinder

English

Noun

  • A device on a camera that shows what will appear in the field of view of the lens; it helps the user target a subject, zoom and focus the image
  • pentaprism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (photography) A five-sided prism used in the viewfinder of some single-lens reflex cameras