What about a mirror?

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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osloray Veteran Member • Posts: 4,784
What about a mirror?

This may sound like a stupid question, and it may well be. What led me to ask this, is the form of the new Fuji camera that is supposed to be presented in a couple of weeks. If we can believe the rumors  about this camera, it will look like a DSLR.
When Olympus got out the OM-D E-MF (!) I was ready to get it. Until I saw the form. It looked like a DSLR but it had no mirror! I wanted to have the look more like the Pen I had. So I sold all my Olympus (including the E-5 and lenses) and went to Fuji and their nice designs. And great lenses.
And then they are following Olympus (probably).
I miss the good old optical viewfinders (yes, I know about the Pro -1). So, why could they not put a mirror in the top and give us a very good optical viewfinder and mirror? 
I guess those who answer will have plenty to say.

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