Interested in a mirrorless camera with a viewfinder? Here we've rounded up the top ten (out of 41) mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder . Some of the top manufacturers of mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder are Sony, Panasonic and Olympus.

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
$548
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Sony Alpha A6000
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
$1,198
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced last month
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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Learn more about the Panasonic DMC-GX8
Olympus OM-D E-M10
$380
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,400k dots
Size
Really small
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Mid size (119×82×46 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
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Sony A7
$1,198
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Sony A7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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90.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,229k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
$798
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 4 months ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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108 lenses
Announced
New
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May 2015
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Fujifilm X-T1
$1,199
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Fujifilm X-T1
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
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51,200 ISO
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Canon EOS M3
$679
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 7 months ago
Canon EOS M3
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Mid size (111×68×44 mm)
Light sensitivity
High ISO
Help
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
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Sony A7R
$1,679
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Sony A7R
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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98.0
True resolution
High true resolution
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36.2 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
Help
25,600 ISO
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Learn more about the Sony A7R
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
$1,249
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
Help
UHD @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Learn more about the Panasonic DMC-GH4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
$539
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Help
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Help
  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
Help
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
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Learn more about the Panasonic DMC-GX7

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?