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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for camera with optical viewfinder.

The digital camera is now such a ubiquitous part of modern life that it's easy to forget that not too long ago, the only people who had them were serious photographers. For those people, and for anyone else who wants a camera with the look and feel of a traditional film camera, there are still plenty of options. Here are the best digital cameras with an optical viewfinder on the market today.

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  1. Minolta - ProShot MN67Z 20.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This camera meets my needs better than prior cameras....Minolta camera...I have been using minolta cameras for long time and i love them!!"

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    Minolta's MN67Z Bridge Camera features a long-reaching 67x optical zoom along with versatile recording capabilities in a small and compact body. Its 20.68MP BSI CMOS sensor enables high-resolution stills shooting and 1080P FHD video recording with low noise and sensitivity from ISO 100-3200 as well as SD 640x480p video in high-speed 120 fps. The expansive zoom covers a 23.4-1568mm equivalent focal length range for working with subjects both near and far and is complemented by a 4x digital zoom that sets the combined total at 268x magnification. Optical image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, which can be paramount when shooting at extremely long focal lengths. The rear of the camera features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with adjuatable diopter, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor for easy review and composition of your images that’s fully articulated allowing you to compose selfies and vlogging videos with ease. Built-in Wi-Fi is available for image transfer and the included 16GB SD card ensures your pictures remain safely stored even without a wireless connection.
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    "This camera meets my needs better than prior cameras....Minolta camera...I have been using minolta cameras for long time and i love them!!"

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    Minolta's MN67Z Bridge Camera features a long-reaching 67x optical zoom along with versatile recording capabilities in a small and compact body. Its 20.68MP BSI CMOS sensor enables high-resolution stills shooting and 1080P FHD video recording with low noise and sensitivity from ISO 100-3200 as well as SD 640x480p video in high-speed 120 fps. The expansive zoom covers a 23.4-1568mm equivalent focal length range for working with subjects both near and far and is complemented by a 4x digital zoom that sets the combined total at 268x magnification. Optical image stabilization helps minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting, which can be paramount when shooting at extremely long focal lengths. The rear of the camera features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with adjuatable diopter, 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor for easy review and composition of your images that’s fully articulated allowing you to compose selfies and vlogging videos with ease. Built-in Wi-Fi is available for image transfer and the included 16GB SD card ensures your pictures remain safely stored even without a wireless connection.
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  2. Celestron - Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great camera for a beginner Great camera for a beginner...It's hard to locate objects in the viewfinder. Some of the pieces have already broken. "

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    This portable telescope features fully coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images and an erect image diagonal for correctly oriented viewing. The backpack lets you take your telescope on the go.
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    "Great camera for a beginner Great camera for a beginner...It's hard to locate objects in the viewfinder. Some of the pieces have already broken. "

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    This portable telescope features fully coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images and an erect image diagonal for correctly oriented viewing. The backpack lets you take your telescope on the go.
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  3. Nikon - Z 7 II 4k Video Mirrorless Camera with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Camera...After using it for a few days, I think this camera is one of the best all-around cameras. Nikon Z 7ii has a very high-quality image and a very high-quality video. ...Amazing camera! I love everything about this camera! I love that you can see what your picture will look like on viewfinder without having to take picture to check!"

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    This is the full-frame mirrorless camera for those who sweat every little detail. There's the ultra-high resolution of 45.7 megapixels with no optical low-pass filter. The power of dual processors. 4K Ultra HD video at 60p. The next-generation 493-point autofocus system. High-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match. Two card slots. Tons of creative features. Flexible power options. Compatibility with a vertical battery grip. Wireless connectivity with smartphones and laptops and so much more.
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    "Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Camera...After using it for a few days, I think this camera is one of the best all-around cameras. Nikon Z 7ii has a very high-quality image and a very high-quality video. ...Amazing camera! I love everything about this camera! I love that you can see what your picture will look like on viewfinder without having to take picture to check!"

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    This is the full-frame mirrorless camera for those who sweat every little detail. There's the ultra-high resolution of 45.7 megapixels with no optical low-pass filter. The power of dual processors. 4K Ultra HD video at 60p. The next-generation 493-point autofocus system. High-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match. Two card slots. Tons of creative features. Flexible power options. Compatibility with a vertical battery grip. Wireless connectivity with smartphones and laptops and so much more.
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  4. VoiceCaddie - SL3 True Hybrid GPS and Laser Range Finder with Dual Color OLED, Course Layout Undulation, and Pin Tracer Technology - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "I was also able to see the course in the viewfinder at dusk very well which is also a great feature. ...There is also a small 1” LED touchscreen right under the viewfinder – which allows you to view detailed information about the course you’re playing on. "

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    The VoiceCaddie SL3 captures the highest essence of technology in one, state-of-the-art laser rangefinder. An active hybrid GPS laser rangefinder, the SL3 integrates a high-resolution touchscreen, dynamic and detailed green undulation data, and course layout graphics (with eagle eye overview), putt view with elevation/distance measurement, and GPS distance readings. In its scope is a bright multi-color OLED display with best-in-class optical clarity. The SL3 integrates slope compensation, pin tracer with GPS pin assist for advanced stabilization, a ultra-high-speed processor, and high propensity noise filtration. The SL3 is the only device ever to integrate a fully hybrid GPS for maximum filtering and stability, illustrative course layout and green views, and putt distance measurement into a laser rangefinder.
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    "I was also able to see the course in the viewfinder at dusk very well which is also a great feature. ...There is also a small 1” LED touchscreen right under the viewfinder – which allows you to view detailed information about the course you’re playing on. "

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    The VoiceCaddie SL3 captures the highest essence of technology in one, state-of-the-art laser rangefinder. An active hybrid GPS laser rangefinder, the SL3 integrates a high-resolution touchscreen, dynamic and detailed green undulation data, and course layout graphics (with eagle eye overview), putt view with elevation/distance measurement, and GPS distance readings. In its scope is a bright multi-color OLED display with best-in-class optical clarity. The SL3 integrates slope compensation, pin tracer with GPS pin assist for advanced stabilization, a ultra-high-speed processor, and high propensity noise filtration. The SL3 is the only device ever to integrate a fully hybrid GPS for maximum filtering and stability, illustrative course layout and green views, and putt distance measurement into a laser rangefinder.
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  5. Sony - Cyber-shot HX99 18.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "The 4K videos were crisp and selfie mode is perfect if you're into that sorta thing. Viewfinder was fine once we figure it out but touchscreen was not great for shooting. ...Not too large and very compact. The optical zoom was awesome also . This was my personal favorite. "

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    Capture brilliant memories and stunning sights with this 18.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot compact camera. Its 24-720mm ZEISS zoom lens lets you view clear details of distant subjects, and it has 4K video recording for cinematic shooting. The 0.09-second autofocus performance of this NFC-compatible Sony Cyber-shot compact camera quickly brings clarity to dynamic scenes.
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    "The 4K videos were crisp and selfie mode is perfect if you're into that sorta thing. Viewfinder was fine once we figure it out but touchscreen was not great for shooting. ...Not too large and very compact. The optical zoom was awesome also . This was my personal favorite. "

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    Capture brilliant memories and stunning sights with this 18.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot compact camera. Its 24-720mm ZEISS zoom lens lets you view clear details of distant subjects, and it has 4K video recording for cinematic shooting. The 0.09-second autofocus performance of this NFC-compatible Sony Cyber-shot compact camera quickly brings clarity to dynamic scenes.
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  6. Sony - Alpha 1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera - Body Only - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "TOP camera...I am positively surprised by overall quality of this camera. This monster has zero compromises. Especially fantastic is new viewfinder (seems like optical, virutally zero lag), autofocus is just wow, videos are PRO level and overall versatility is just fantastic. ...One of the best cameras I have personaly owned and will for sure keep this camera for personal and professional use i was unsure about my purchase at first but i am very satisfied and should have made this purchase a long time ago the amount of great creativity with the sony a1 is endless i have had multiple cameras but this is by far the best one it has also further enhanced the performance of all my lenses and work"

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    The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never previously reached. A 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8k 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.
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    "TOP camera...I am positively surprised by overall quality of this camera. This monster has zero compromises. Especially fantastic is new viewfinder (seems like optical, virutally zero lag), autofocus is just wow, videos are PRO level and overall versatility is just fantastic. ...One of the best cameras I have personaly owned and will for sure keep this camera for personal and professional use i was unsure about my purchase at first but i am very satisfied and should have made this purchase a long time ago the amount of great creativity with the sony a1 is endless i have had multiple cameras but this is by far the best one it has also further enhanced the performance of all my lenses and work"

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    The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never previously reached. A 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8k 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.
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  7. Nikon - Coolpix P950 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best camera for Wildlife photography...Pros: The standout feature of the Coolpix P950 is its incredible zoom range. With an 83x optical zoom lens, the camera allows me to capture distant subjects with exceptional clarity and detail. ...Bought this to replace my P900 as the viewfinder is a lot better in the 950. Also found that the manual focus knob is much improved. "

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    Take sharp images or record high-quality 4K footage with this Nikon COOLPIX digital camera. The 16MP low-light lens with VR stabilization reduces image blur for superior optical performance, while the built-in LCD offers multiple viewing angles for previewing your images in real-time. This compact Nikon COOLPIX digital camera features dynamic fine zoom, letting you capture sharp, clear images when shooting distant subjects.
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    "Best camera for Wildlife photography...Pros: The standout feature of the Coolpix P950 is its incredible zoom range. With an 83x optical zoom lens, the camera allows me to capture distant subjects with exceptional clarity and detail. ...Bought this to replace my P900 as the viewfinder is a lot better in the 950. Also found that the manual focus knob is much improved. "

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    Take sharp images or record high-quality 4K footage with this Nikon COOLPIX digital camera. The 16MP low-light lens with VR stabilization reduces image blur for superior optical performance, while the built-in LCD offers multiple viewing angles for previewing your images in real-time. This compact Nikon COOLPIX digital camera features dynamic fine zoom, letting you capture sharp, clear images when shooting distant subjects.
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  8. Nikon - Z 7 II 4k Video Mirrorless Camera (Body only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I decided go with the newer technology of mirrorless and love this camera so much. I really enjoy the electric viewfinder! ...Great Camera invest in glass....The ftz ii adapter will allow use of AFS lens with ease and zero optical difference. The viewfinder is natural view. "

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    This is the full-frame mirrorless camera for those who sweat every little detail. There's the ultra-high resolution of 45.7 megapixels with no optical low-pass filter. The power of dual processors. 4K Ultra HD video at 60p. The next-generation 493-point autofocus system. High-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match. Two card slots. Tons of creative features. Flexible power options. Compatibility with a vertical battery grip. Wireless connectivity with smartphones and laptops and so much more.
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    "I decided go with the newer technology of mirrorless and love this camera so much. I really enjoy the electric viewfinder! ...Great Camera invest in glass....The ftz ii adapter will allow use of AFS lens with ease and zero optical difference. The viewfinder is natural view. "

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    Product Description

    This is the full-frame mirrorless camera for those who sweat every little detail. There's the ultra-high resolution of 45.7 megapixels with no optical low-pass filter. The power of dual processors. 4K Ultra HD video at 60p. The next-generation 493-point autofocus system. High-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match. Two card slots. Tons of creative features. Flexible power options. Compatibility with a vertical battery grip. Wireless connectivity with smartphones and laptops and so much more.
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  9. Celestron - Eclipsmart Travel Solar Scope 50 Refractor Telescope - White/black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Only complaint is the viewfinder is about worthless, but let's face it - not to hard to find the big yellow ball in the sky without it. ...Took a little practice to use the viewfinder. Works good to see sunspots. As others have said, the tripod is a little shaky, especially when extended to full height."

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    Celestron’s EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 is a dedicated white-light solar telescope for the observer on the go. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to transport—perfect for viewing the solar photosphere and sunspots. At the heart of this 50mm refractor-style solar scope, you’ll find Celestron’s Solar Safe, full-aperture glass filter material, which ensures safe views of eclipses, transits, sunspots, and any other solar event. The EclipSmart telescope features a dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter that conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) standard. The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 offers much higher magnifications for viewing sunspots or planetary transits than you would get using solar eclipse glasses or binoculars. The telescope comes complete with everything you need and makes it easy to share the Sun as well as partial and total solar eclipses with the whole family. Solar Safe Technology EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun. Solar Safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) for an E15 Filter for the Direct Observation of the Sun and AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protectors. Important safety note: inspect your filter before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track the Sun in the eyepiece as it appears to drift across the daytime sky. Accessories Included The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 comes with one eyepiece (20mm), a hybrid star diagonal for a more comfortable viewing angle, a permanently attached solar finderscope, and a travel backpack. Solar Finderscope – The EclipSmart telescope comes with a safe solar finderscope that allows you to align your telescope without looking directly at the Sun. The finderscope comes pre-installed and ready for use. Simply center the projection arm’s shadow on the bull’s eye, and the Sun will be positioned within the field of view of your telescope’s eyepiece. Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope so you can store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories. Traveling with your EclipSmart scope is a breeze; all the components fit comfortably inside the backpack. Upcoming Eclipses 2023 - On October 14, 2023, the famed “Ring of Fire” will encircle a darkened Moon during a spectacular annular eclipse.  This phenomenon occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to cover the Sun completely. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. 2024 - On April 8, 2024, the Moon will completely cover the Sun during an awe-inspiring Total Solar Eclipse. Observers within the path of totality will witness the sun’s dazzling corona, the “diamond ring” effect, and day turn to night.
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    "Only complaint is the viewfinder is about worthless, but let's face it - not to hard to find the big yellow ball in the sky without it. ...Took a little practice to use the viewfinder. Works good to see sunspots. As others have said, the tripod is a little shaky, especially when extended to full height."

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    Celestron’s EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 is a dedicated white-light solar telescope for the observer on the go. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to transport—perfect for viewing the solar photosphere and sunspots. At the heart of this 50mm refractor-style solar scope, you’ll find Celestron’s Solar Safe, full-aperture glass filter material, which ensures safe views of eclipses, transits, sunspots, and any other solar event. The EclipSmart telescope features a dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filter that conforms to the ISO 12312-2:2015(E) standard. The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 offers much higher magnifications for viewing sunspots or planetary transits than you would get using solar eclipse glasses or binoculars. The telescope comes complete with everything you need and makes it easy to share the Sun as well as partial and total solar eclipses with the whole family. Solar Safe Technology EclipSmart solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun. Solar Safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2:2015(E), Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun, EN 1836:2005 + A1:2007 (E) for an E15 Filter for the Direct Observation of the Sun and AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protectors. Important safety note: inspect your filter before every use. Do not use and discard if damaged, scratched, or separated from the frame in any way. Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track the Sun in the eyepiece as it appears to drift across the daytime sky. Accessories Included The EclipSmart Travel Solar Scope 50 comes with one eyepiece (20mm), a hybrid star diagonal for a more comfortable viewing angle, a permanently attached solar finderscope, and a travel backpack. Solar Finderscope – The EclipSmart telescope comes with a safe solar finderscope that allows you to align your telescope without looking directly at the Sun. The finderscope comes pre-installed and ready for use. Simply center the projection arm’s shadow on the bull’s eye, and the Sun will be positioned within the field of view of your telescope’s eyepiece. Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope so you can store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories. Traveling with your EclipSmart scope is a breeze; all the components fit comfortably inside the backpack. Upcoming Eclipses 2023 - On October 14, 2023, the famed “Ring of Fire” will encircle a darkened Moon during a spectacular annular eclipse.  This phenomenon occurs when the Moon is too far from Earth to cover the Sun completely. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. 2024 - On April 8, 2024, the Moon will completely cover the Sun during an awe-inspiring Total Solar Eclipse. Observers within the path of totality will witness the sun’s dazzling corona, the “diamond ring” effect, and day turn to night.
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  10. Nikon - Z50 Mirrorless 4K Video Camera with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I really like this camera. I was looking for a mirrorless that would be a step up from my D5600, and this is it. ...Pleasantly surprised by this solid little camera!...Pros: The EVF is incredible; I will never go back to an optical viewfinder. Eye Autofocus and tracking are good (not awesome) but acceptable enough for me to shoot a high school hockey game with ease. "

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    Keep track of your most precious moments with this Nikon DX-format mirrorless camera kit. The weather sealing and durable construction provide protection and long-lasting service, while the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to share pictures and videos. This digital Nikon DX-format mirrorless camera kit features a NIKKOR DZ 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to focus in on a range of subjects.
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    "I really like this camera. I was looking for a mirrorless that would be a step up from my D5600, and this is it. ...Pleasantly surprised by this solid little camera!...Pros: The EVF is incredible; I will never go back to an optical viewfinder. Eye Autofocus and tracking are good (not awesome) but acceptable enough for me to shoot a high school hockey game with ease. "

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    Keep track of your most precious moments with this Nikon DX-format mirrorless camera kit. The weather sealing and durable construction provide protection and long-lasting service, while the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to share pictures and videos. This digital Nikon DX-format mirrorless camera kit features a NIKKOR DZ 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to focus in on a range of subjects.
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