Cameras with viewfinders

Viewfinders for your shooting pleasure

Viewfinder 101

All cameras these days have a screen on the back for framing and viewing photos, but only some possess a viewfinder. Viewfinders allow you to shoot in bright sunlight - a potentially major factor depending on how much outdoor shooting you plan to do. They also use somewhat less power than LCD screens. 

All SLRs possess a viewfinder, while only a minority of compact cameras and mirrorless cameras include this feature. There are two major types of viewfinders: optical and electronic, read our glossary entry on electronic vs optical viewfinders to find out more.