I understand if you have poor eyesight or are in direct sunlight they can help but for me, I just find squinting 1 eye and bringing the camera against my face and looking into the viewfinder experience to be more of a nuisance and hindrance vs just looking at the screen. Plus they add cost and weight and size to the camera. I bought a G5 but couldn't sell it fast enough after using it for a bit due to the size/weight factor and finding the EVF to be nothing but something that was adding size/weight to the camera. So help me understand, what are the other benefits of using a viewfinder? The other thing that I find a bit annoying is that manufacturers, perhaps rightly so, reserve all the best features for their cameras which have a VF and ones without a VF are typically marketed as the cheaper model stripped of features. I think the E-P5 is an exception but that camera is actually heavier than an E-M5 even without a VF!!