Thanks to AnandTech for confirming my fears about the Sony Alpha A350 and most likely about the A300 too. No doubt that Sony should be commended for taking a new approach to live-view in order to address on of its most serious limitations, slow focusing speeds. Unfortunately, their work-around introduced a far more serious problem. AnandTech confirms that the A350’s live-view has coverage of 90%! This is far worst than any DSLR’s optical viewfinder and any fixed-lens camera’s live-preview. At least with slow focusing, you can wait for the image to be in focus or do it yourself with manual-focusing. With the A350, no amount of waiting will bring the coverage to 100%. This clearly negates on of live-view’s most important advantages.