Updated January 29, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Cameras With Viewfinders

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you've ever tried to take a picture on a particularly sunny day with your phone or a point-and-shoot, you likely had to contend with some serious glare. The cameras with viewfinders on our list don't have that problem, as they provide views of your subjects that are shielded from the sun. We've ranked the top models for you by their image quality, user-friendliness, and ergonomics. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cameras with viewfinder on Amazon.

10. Panasonic Lumix ZS200

9. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

8. Fujifilm X100F

7. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

6. Nikon Z6

5. Nikon D750

4. Fujifilm XT3

3. Sony a7 III

2. Sony RX100VI

1. Canon EOS R

Editor's Notes

January 24, 2019:

It didn't make sense to include the finest (read: most expensive) cameras available with viewfinders, as consumers actually looking for a camera with a viewfinder likely aren't looking to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on one. Instead, offerings like the recent mirrorless bodies from Canon and Nikon garnered serious attention, as did similar products from Sony, Fuji, and Olympus.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 29, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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