Interested in a mirrorless camera with a viewfinder? Here we've rounded up the top ten (out of 40) mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder . Some of the top manufacturers of mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder are Sony, Fujifilm and Panasonic.

Mirrorless digital camera

Mirrorless cameras are a new category of camera that are inbetween a regular digital camera and a full fledged DSLR. They have interchangable lenses like a DSLR but lack the optical viewfinder, they are typically smaller than DSLRs.

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.

Sony Alpha A6000
$447
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Sony Alpha A6000
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Size
Really small
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Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Sony Alpha a6300
$794
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Sony Alpha a6300
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Mid size (120×67×49 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
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120 fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Fujifilm X-T20
$799
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 11 months ago
Fujifilm X-T20
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Mid size (118×83×41 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
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Sony Alpha a6500
$1,398
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Sony Alpha a6500
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Fujifilm X-T2
$1,402
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Fujifilm X-T2
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
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14 fps
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
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Sony Alpha 7 II
$1,210
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Sony Alpha 7 II
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,230k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
$1,791
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 11 months ago
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Movie format
Shoots 4K movies
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4K @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,620k dots
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Canon EOS M3
$368
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS M3
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
Help
Mid size (111×68×44 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
Help
fast and accurate
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Sony Alpha 7R II
$2,449
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Sony Alpha 7R II
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,228k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
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42.2 MP
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
$498
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.67x
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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108 lenses
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discussion about mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder

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Avatar for Cheng-Hsing Yang Cheng-Hsing Yang (8:19 PM, June 06, 2015)
Please define better: Better focus ? Better image quality ? Better reach on their zoom ?

One thing to also understand is Optical Viewfinder, like the one on the D5100 and Electronic Viewfinder like those on most mirrorless cameras have both pro and cons.


A quick and dirty answer would be the Sony A6000, it has been named camera of the year 2014 by a LOT of users, vendors and reviewer, the biggest drawback is the price of the glass, it's really expensive, more than the Canikon equivalent.
 
Avatar for Indranil Sen Indranil Sen (5:13 PM, May 25, 2015)
I own a Nikon D5100 with 18-200mm lens. Which mirror less Camera with View Finder can match or be better than the one I own?