Pentax K30 or Canon 60D?

Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
photodog25
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Re: Pentax K30 or Canon 60D?
In reply to Jim in Hudson, Jun 15, 2012

I realized I was using non-standard terminology for the focusing system. Here's the correction:

CDAF - contrast-detect autofocus, found in mirrrorless cameras and DLSRs in liveview mode. Accurate, but generally slow.

PDAF - phase-detect autofocus, found in DSLRs. Fast, but may be inaccurate due to manufacturing tolerances. Focus inaccuracies can be reduced by shop repair or by user if camera has a "focus adjust" feature.

Sorry for the confusion.

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