Interested in a mirrorless camera with a viewfinder? Here we've rounded up the top ten (out of 45) mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder . Some of the top manufacturers of mirrorless cameras with a viewfinder are Sony, Fujifilm and Canon.

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.

Fujifilm X-T100
$599
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced last month
Placeholder
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Size
Really small
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Standard size (121×83×47 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
Announced
New
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May 2018
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Sony Alpha a7 III
$1,998
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 4 months ago
Placeholder
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
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UHD @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
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120 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Help
Fewer buttons
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Fujifilm X-T20
$799
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year 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
Thickness
Thin
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1.6"
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Sony Alpha a6500
$1,098
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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Sony Alpha a6300
$733
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years 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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Sony Alpha a7R III
$2,998
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced 9 months ago
Placeholder
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,440k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
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42.2 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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102,400 ISO
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Canon EOS M5
$829
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year ago
Canon EOS M5
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,620k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Fewer buttons
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Sony Alpha 7 II
$1,098
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over 2 years ago
Sony Alpha 7 II
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.71x
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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92 lenses
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Fujifilm X-T2
$1,157
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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.76x
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
$1,695
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens, announced over a year 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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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?