Why do most people think Nikon's has better AF than Canon's?

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
keeponkeepingon
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Re: Why do most people think Nikon's has better AF than Canon's?
In reply to Smiller4128, Jul 7, 2012

Regarding AF:

One thing I absolutely hate about my 350D and 550D is the lack of an AF assist beam.

Instead canon took the cheap way out and uses the built in flash for an AF assist beam.

Result? Instead of a nice little LCD spot you get a bright flashing strobe dazzling all in it's path.

As I hate dazzling my kids I go without and all my cheap P&S cameras with an AF assist beam out perform my (relatively) expensive DSLR in very low light.

Nikon OTOH includes an AF assist lamp even on the entry level DSLRS, a feature this canon user has always envied.

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