D3300 AF during video question

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Eric Boe
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D3300 AF during video question
Feb 8, 2014

A quick query to the collective brain here:

I had the chance to look at the D3300 in person yesterday.  During my evaluation, I put the camera into LiveView and started video recording.  I noted that no AF operation occurs unless you press the shutter button, and then it's only a one-shot AF operation.  No focus tracking.

My question is, "is there a setup that allows the D3300 to continuously focus during video recording?" The Canon SL1 can do this, as can the low-end Sony model, so I was hopeful the new Nikon entry offering would be competitive in this feature.

As for the rest of the camera, I cannot quite justify the upgrade from the D3100 that's already in my drawer.  24MP with no AA is nice for sure, just need a little more nudge like better video capability with AF.



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