I had a Panasonic GF-1, it's EVF was pretty bad, but it was the only game in town then. I sold it and now have an OMD. It's finder is significantly better, but still a long way from perfect or even close to a decent optical finder like that on my D800E. But, since the world seems to be gravitating toward smaller cameras, except for occasional hybrids like the Fuji's, it appears to be the way to go. I find it surprising that a camera with such excellent image quality as the DP Merrills seem to have (I've not used one but have read Lloyd Chambers ecstatic reviews), have neither an optical nor an electronic finder, as does the Sony RX-1 (without significant added expense to an already expensive camera). What I long for the the lovely expanse of ground glass I had with my 4x5, now sadly languishing, unused in a closet.