Why Thom is wrong...

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: The future's so bright . . .
In reply to MarkJH, Sep 25, 2013

MarkJH wrote:

I'm missing the evidence for your CaNikon confidence, here. It's true that both companies are clearly putting r&d into better on-sensor focus systems, but neither is yet coming away with a clear victory. The Canon 70D's "dual-pixel" phase sensor, as a case in point, really does dramatically improve live-view performance, but it's still not as fast or as confident as Olympus's contast-detection for stills. And, in time Canon took to develop it, Olympus cooked some improvements into their system such that the new EM-1 now offers true phase-detect continuous performance.

I don't think there's any doubt that Canon's sensor is ahead of Olympus's at phase-detecting.  I'd bet Oly's advantage is mostly in the lens motors being faster.

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