Any pocket cameras with viewfinder?

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THenrich
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Any pocket cameras with viewfinder?
Jul 28, 2013

Any there any SLR like pocket cameras with viewfinder?

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In reply to THenrich, Jul 28, 2013

There are many. Leica V-Lux4, Panasonic FZ200 or FZ 150to names but three.

You have to know that the viewfinders on all these cameras is electronic and not optical, but I do not find that a problem.

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Footski wrote:

There are many. Leica V-Lux4, Panasonic FZ200 or FZ 150to names but three.

You have to know that the viewfinders on all these cameras is electronic and not optical, but I do not find that a problem

Also along with those, Canon makes the very good G15 with a good enough optical viewfinder. I just doesn't do a  whole lot. That's ok, I still like it there.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g15

One of the prettiest as well as most eloquent optical viewfinders I've ever used is the new one which can be mounted on the new Nikon Coolpix A.

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In reply to THenrich, Jul 28, 2013

SLR-like and pocket? I'm not sure what you're after there.

Look at Fujifilm X20, Fujifilm X100s, Sony Nex-6, Canon SL1 / 100D and Panasonic LF1.

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THenrich wrote:

Any there any SLR like pocket cameras with viewfinder?

"SLR-like" camera types all have TTL eye-level viewfinders, electronic, not optical. But none of them would qualify as "pocket cameras." because they are not small.... (shrugs)

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"Pocket" is pretty limiting
In reply to THenrich, Jul 28, 2013

THenrich wrote:

Any there any SLR like pocket cameras with viewfinder?

The short answer is "no" because there are no SLR-like pocket cameras. I was carrying a Canon G12 around yesterday and it's a stretch to call it a pocket camera; it can be stuffed in a large pocket but is quite a lump. It does have a viewfinder, which is a good thing to have outdoors. But it's not "SLR-like" to me because it has a small sensor and a non-interchangable lens.

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Re: Any pocket cameras with viewfinder?
In reply to THenrich, Jul 28, 2013

The famed Olympus OMD E-M5 could qualify as a pocket-able camera when used with a small lens eg:   pancake, and offers IQ comparable to an SLR while sporting a worthy viewfinder.

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In reply to THenrich, Jul 28, 2013

Canon's G12 has an optical viewfinder, but it's fixed and off center compared to the lens... The new SL1/100D is a full on DSLR with an optical viewfinder and can be small with a 40mm 2.8...

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In reply to THenrich, Jul 29, 2013

THenrich wrote:

Any there any SLR like pocket cameras with viewfinder?

What does slr-like mean?   There are various pocketable cameras with viewinders, some optical, some electronic, but I don't think any of them resemble an slr.

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In reply to THenrich, Jul 29, 2013

How big is your pocket? Nikon P7100.

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