Does that mirror in the usual DSLR send you away?

How about the new mirrorless DSLRs (with a viewfinder.)

I have the common Canon t3i after similar discussions and frankly I won't take it out in the pouring rain. I use my older camera for that.

Here's a shot I like:

On that trip I carried the stock lens (18-55), this shot used the 40mm fixed lens and another used the 55 to 250 zoom. I used all the lens on the trip but seem to stick with the 40mm at the ready then decide to swap if I want.