In a hybrid viewfinder camera there is the traditional rangefinder type view and then there is an lcd panel to the side of the viewfinder which shows the electronic view from the lens, a half mirror positioned inside the viewfinder lets you choose either view.
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The photographer can switch between the optical and the electronic viewfinders simply by pressing a button and thus could choose the best method for any shooting conditions. While most photographers would prefer the optical view as their primary choice the electronic viewfinder could provide them with a host of useful information like aperture, shutter speed, white balance and more. Electronic view could also be zoomed in for checking details or focusing accuracy.
The advantage of such a system are many, main one is being able to see exactly what the lens sees just like in a DSLR camera. Rangefinder cameras traditionally did not have a way to know if there is any obstruction in front of the lens, or know the angle of view etc. but with the new hybrid technology this no longer is an issue.
Now that we have discussed about the various types of digital camera and also their functioning, it’s time for us to move on to our section on lenses.