NEX-7 Versus G5 still photo focusing speed.

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: NEX-7 Versus G5 still photo focusing speed.
In reply to ssscomp, Mar 27, 2013

The G5 is likely to be faster.

With that said, absolute focusing speed doesn't matter as much as people make it out to be because it only makes for a small portion of the whole picture taking process.

Remember that before an image is fully read by the sensor, the following happens:

1. You wake up or turn on the camera (optional)

2. You hold the camera to your face/eye.

3. You compose the shot.

4. You press the shutter button.

5. The camera auto-focuses.

6. The shutter screens move.

The steps from 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 will take the most of the time needed for a shot. A focusing speed that's twice as fast doesn't mean you will get a shot twice as fast (from the moment you see something you want to photograph).

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