Cannon Ixus or a Sony Cybershot
I've had a Canon Ixus 400, which was a superb camera, but the memory card reader/writer in it eventually failed. That had a good viewfinder and I'm sure the more recent ones do too.
Currently I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W100 which has an optical viewfinder. Its a very good camera although the control dial seems really sensitive and sometimes has a life of its own.
Would recommend either Canon or Sony. However both of these suffer from the parallax effect of not being a true TTL view of the photo (which you get in DSLRs) - but generally they are fine for close photos.