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

The digital camera's viewfinder is a window into the world of your subject, and it's an important tool for composing shots and getting the best results. A viewfinder can also help you take better pictures in bright sunlight or when you're shooting video. Browse the top-ranked list of digital cameras with optical viewfinders below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Nikon - Coolpix P950 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "RAW is a nice feature but jpeg out of camera is very good. Nice viewfinder for a bridge camera. ...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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    "RAW is a nice feature but jpeg out of camera is very good. Nice viewfinder for a bridge camera. ...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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  2. 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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  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. Sony - Cyber-shot HX99 18.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Not too large and very compact. The optical zoom was awesome also . This was my personal favorite. ...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. "

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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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    "Not too large and very compact. The optical zoom was awesome also . This was my personal favorite. ...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. "

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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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  5. 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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  6. Nikon - Z 7 II 4k Video Mirrorless Camera (Body only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "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. ...Now this is my first mirror less Digital Nikon Camera, and I am very Happy holding this New Baby Z7-II!"

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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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    "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. ...Now this is my first mirror less Digital Nikon Camera, and I am very Happy holding this New Baby Z7-II!"

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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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  7. Canon - EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I was worried about not having an optical viewfinder, but have not had any issues. The only thing you need to be prepared for is having a few extra batteries....The camera has many features that required me to investigate the manual or watch online videos but this was required to get the best results from the camera."

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    Canon’s all-new 45 Megapixel full-frame sensor is at the heart of the EOS R5’s superb image quality, which also leads the way for impressive 8K DCI cinematic movie capture with the ability to extract 35.4 Megapixel still images. Focus and speed are paramount in the EOS R5, providing impressive continuous capture at speeds of up to 20 frames-per-second and with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II capability, to track split second movements of even the most elusive of subjects. With 1,053 Automatic AF zones, it is easier than ever to photograph people with the use of Eye, Face and Head Detection AF, or intuitively track the whole body, face or eye of cats, dogs, or birds with Animal Detection AF. The 5-axis in-body image stabilization can effectively compensate for camera shake with approximately 8 stops of stabilization with use of both non-stabilized, and optically image stabilized lenses. Connectivity like 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is also included.
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    "I was worried about not having an optical viewfinder, but have not had any issues. The only thing you need to be prepared for is having a few extra batteries....The camera has many features that required me to investigate the manual or watch online videos but this was required to get the best results from the camera."

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    Canon’s all-new 45 Megapixel full-frame sensor is at the heart of the EOS R5’s superb image quality, which also leads the way for impressive 8K DCI cinematic movie capture with the ability to extract 35.4 Megapixel still images. Focus and speed are paramount in the EOS R5, providing impressive continuous capture at speeds of up to 20 frames-per-second and with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II capability, to track split second movements of even the most elusive of subjects. With 1,053 Automatic AF zones, it is easier than ever to photograph people with the use of Eye, Face and Head Detection AF, or intuitively track the whole body, face or eye of cats, dogs, or birds with Animal Detection AF. The 5-axis in-body image stabilization can effectively compensate for camera shake with approximately 8 stops of stabilization with use of both non-stabilized, and optically image stabilized lenses. Connectivity like 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is also included.
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  8. 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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  9. Canon - EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Camera...Excellent camera. Love the extra range the crop sensor gives and the optical viewfinder is great. ...Worthy Camera...The R7 has been great and a huge jump from my other Canon cameras (Rebel and PowerShot)."

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    With a 15 FPS mechanical shutter, the EOS R7 is Canon’s most advanced APS-C camera. Featuring a high-speed 32.5 MP sensor, in-body stabilization up to 7.5 stops with coordinated control IS^, and 4K60p video, it offers versatility for capturing photo and video of fast action, wildlife, and more.
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    "Great Camera...Excellent camera. Love the extra range the crop sensor gives and the optical viewfinder is great. ...Worthy Camera...The R7 has been great and a huge jump from my other Canon cameras (Rebel and PowerShot)."

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    With a 15 FPS mechanical shutter, the EOS R7 is Canon’s most advanced APS-C camera. Featuring a high-speed 32.5 MP sensor, in-body stabilization up to 7.5 stops with coordinated control IS^, and 4K60p video, it offers versatility for capturing photo and video of fast action, wildlife, and more.
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  10. Canon - EOS R8 4K Video Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best camera in Canon R series...One of the best cameras in Canon R series so far I have seen....Best mirrorless camera...The Canon EOS R8 is a highly recommended camera for a lot of reasons, Image Quality: The EOS R8 features a full-frame sensor that delivers exceptional image quality with impressive detail, dynamic range, and low noise performance. "

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    Step Up to Full-Frame. The EOS R8 camera combines high-performance full-frame capabilities with a lightweight and compact design for creators ready to step up their content creation. With a 24.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, RF mount allowing access to various creative lenses, and powerful stills and video functionality, the EOS R8 camera helps you capture stunning imagery to empower your creative vision.
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    "Best camera in Canon R series...One of the best cameras in Canon R series so far I have seen....Best mirrorless camera...The Canon EOS R8 is a highly recommended camera for a lot of reasons, Image Quality: The EOS R8 features a full-frame sensor that delivers exceptional image quality with impressive detail, dynamic range, and low noise performance. "

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    Step Up to Full-Frame. The EOS R8 camera combines high-performance full-frame capabilities with a lightweight and compact design for creators ready to step up their content creation. With a 24.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, RF mount allowing access to various creative lenses, and powerful stills and video functionality, the EOS R8 camera helps you capture stunning imagery to empower your creative vision.
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