I’ve always liked having a 100% viewfinder that covers exactly what will be picked up by the film or sensor. I find it helps in composition to know precisely what’s in and what’s out. I don’t really understand why some DSLR makers put out cameras with 95% viewfinders, other than to make their ‘professional’ models with 100% viewfinders seem like an upgrade.
Sony got this half right with their first SLT cameras. The A33 and A55 have 100% coverage electronic viewfinders. But one blunder was that of the several view options, none removed all the shooting data from the display.
I’ve always hated viewfinders that stick stuff all over what I’m trying to look at, and in this respect there is a clear worst culprit – stand up, Canon. When I look through some of their viewfinders, I feel like I’m in a video came or playing noughts and crosses. If the A35 is anything to go by, Sony have fixed it and this is one thing I will get in the A77.