Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Live View Report

David from Photoclub Alpha posted an in-depth review about the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Live View Report.

The difference between the Olympus method and Sony’s system is that no light is lost from the A350 optical finder, as a physical switch changes the lightpath instead, blocking off the viewfinder with a shutter. At the same time, the lower front face of the this mirror prism shifts its angle and position slightly; this diverts the view of the focusing screen to a CCD and lens assembly positioned to the left of the eyepiece, via a 45° mirror prism placed above it.


The report also mention the following

All told, Sony’s Quick AF Live View is not the complete or final answer any more than Olympus’s pioneering in-prism design, or the many live feed off sensor solutions from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Samsung and Panasonic. It is one of the best compromises yet in terms of user friendly functions and suitability for full-time use. While failure to preview sharpness or focus well enough is a failing, previewing manual or over-ride exposure and white balance without entering a special ‘disable auto gain’ mode is an equal strength.

Read the full report: Sony Alpha 350 Live View tested