Myth Buster: Phase Detection AF without a mirror?

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Myth Buster: Phase Detection AF without a mirror?
Jul 21, 2010

Check out the new Fuji F300 EXR. It has phase detection AF but no reflex mirror. Does this destroy the myth that phase detection AF requires a reflex mirror?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1007/10072109fujifilmf300exr.asp

From the press release:

"The FinePix F300EXR uses both Contrast AF and Phase Detection AF to offer auto focus speeds as good as, or sometimes better than expensive DSLRs. To achieve the incredible AF speed of 0.158*1 seconds, Fujifilm engineers placed pairs of phase detection sensors on the EXR sensor, which work exactly like external sensors on DSLRs".

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