What is the best m43 for focus tracking?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
Chris R-UK
Forum ProPosts: 12,426Gear list
Like?
Question should be "what is the least worst"
In reply to JamieTux, Mar 31, 2013

Mirrorless cameras, with the exception of the Nikon 1 series, are poor compared with DSLRs at tracking moving subjects.  If the subject is small and fast moving like birds in flight mirrorless cameras are very poor.

Most bird photographers in this forum use single shot focusing for birds in flight because continuous focusing is effectively useless.  Single shot focusing can actually give quite good results although the hit rate is lower than with a DSLR and in my experience it is very difficult to get shots that require perfect timing, e.g. a diving bird hitting the water.

I think that the responses so far indicate that no M4/3 camera has yet solved this problem.

If you want to shoot relatively large and slower moving subjects M4/3 focus tracking may be OK but for faster/smaller subjects just accept that you will probably have to use single shot focusing.

-- hide signature --

Chris R

 Chris R-UK's gear list:Chris R-UK's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II +6 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow