Interested in a compact digital camera with a viewfinder? Here we've rounded up the top ten (out of eleven) compact digital cameras with a viewfinder . Some of the top manufacturers of compact digital cameras with a viewfinder are Panasonic, Sony and Canon.

Compact cameras are great for putting in your pocket and keeping with you on the go when you want a really small camera.

Optical viewfinder

Most digital cameras do not have a viewfinder, instead you can preview the photo you're about to take by looking at the screen on the back. Some digital cameras however do have built in viewfinders, which have several advantages including no battery drain and the ability to use them in bright light.

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Category
Movie format
Supports RAW
Brand
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
$798 Compact digital camera, announced 3 months ago
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Aperture
Wide aperture
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f/1.8
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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67.0
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 60fps
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Panasonic Lumix ZS40
$415 Compact digital camera, announced 7 months ago
Panasonic Lumix ZS40
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Zoom
Great zoom
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30x
Movie format
Full HD
Help
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
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24 mm
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
$249 Compact digital camera, announced over a year ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Aperture
Wide aperture
Help
f/2.0
Movie format
Full HD
Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
Help
3.0"
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Canon PowerShot A1400
$138 Compact digital camera, announced over a year ago
Canon PowerShot A1400
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Tunnel
Macro focus
Great macro
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3 cm
Lowest price
Low price
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$137.99
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Canon PowerShot A1300
$160 Compact digital camera, announced over 2 years ago
Canon PowerShot A1300
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Tunnel
Macro focus
Great macro
Help
3 cm
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$159.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
$490 Compact digital camera, announced 6 months ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Zoom
Great zoom
Help
30x
Movie format
Full HD
Help
1080p @ 50fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
Help
24 mm
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Leica C Typ112
Compact digital camera, announced 11 months ago
Leica C Typ112
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Aperture
Wide aperture
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f/2.0
Movie format
Full HD
Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
Help
3.0"
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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Compact digital camera, announced over 3 years ago
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Help
Ultra compact 87x56x18 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
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3 cm
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Canon PowerShot A1200
$168 Compact digital camera, announced over 2 years ago
Canon PowerShot A1200
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Tunnel
Supports 24p
24p movies
Help
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
Help
3 cm
Lowest price
Low price
Help
$167.63
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Samsung ST65
Compact digital camera, announced over 2 years ago
Samsung ST65
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Size
Really small
Help
Super compact 92x56x22 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
Help
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
Help
0.9"
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discussion about compact digital cameras with a viewfinder

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Avatar for Lucy Bieri Lucy Bieri (10:22 PM, July 24, 2014)
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MaryMac (8:43 PM, June 14, 2014)
On a recent whale watching holiday I nearly quietly dropped my camera into the ocean so frustrated was I at not being able to see a bloomin' thing on the screen. 27 shots of the ocean and never a whale in sight. Still looking for a compact camera with good zoom and a view finder.
 
blind Jim. (3:39 PM, June 07, 2014)
why? how do you see what you are trying to take a picture of in sunlight? there must be millions of people squinting at the back of their camera during the summer wondering on the out come. Is it cheaper to make a camera without a viewfinder?