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Old Jun 11, 2008, 6:55 AM   #11
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There's a slight difference though...

The Sony uses the camera main AF phase detectors for autofocus which always perform like a dSLR in live view whereas the Oly uses a P/S style contrast AF detection with their 2nd sensor... There's a hybrid mode in the Oly but the AF points will be restricted and the mirror do flip up like other dSLR in this mode - IMO at this entry level it's all based on price point and Sony does have the best package and pricing at this time with their 3-prongs approach since they also include the widest kit lens 18-70 available (28-105 equivalent) and retain the 9 AF points unlike this new 1000D.

-> Remember the D40 helps Nikon retake the entry-level market based on price point alone and not features: http://en.j-cast.com/2008/01/25015807.html
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The Sony kit lens is 18-70mm (roughly the same angle of view you'd get using a 27-105mm lens on a 35mm camera). It goes a bit longer than most kit lenses though.

There is one downside to the Sony live view system compared to their non Live View models.... the viewfinder is smaller than it is on the A200 model (the A300 and A350 viewfinder are going to be closer in size to the smaller viewfinders you'd find on most Olympus dSLR models).

Sony needed to make it smaller to fit the separate sensor for live view into it without increasing the body size (their design places the separate sensor so that it sees the same TTL image that would have been been projected to the optical viewfinder when the Live View switch is on). But, I know users that have more than one Sony dSLR model, and they seem to think the compromise is worth it (don't mind the smaller viewfinder).


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From what I've read, the new Olympus E520 has a LV system similar than the Sony with two sensors (the E510 also has LV but with a different implementation...very usable BTW).
It's using the main imaging sensor to provide the Live View feed (versus a separate Live View sensor like the Sony). The AF options you see are just determining the sensors that are used for AF (AF sensor assembly versus main imaging sensor). The only Olympus model to implement a Live View system with separate sensor to provide it's feed to the LCD was the E-330 (and most Olympus owners I've seen comment on it claim it was the best Live View in an Olympus dSLR so far).

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