With the world’s fastest autofocus system (A6000)

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Re: With the world’s fastest autofocus system (A6000)
In reply to sean lancaster, 9 months ago

sean lancaster wrote:

Just found this on th eSony site: http://blog.sony.com/press/sony-electronics-introduces-the-versatile-α6000-interchangeable-lens-camera-with-worlds-fastest-autofocus-system1/

So, fastest AF seems to be running rampant through mirrorless camera announcements lately (e.g., see the Fujifilm X-T1). But it's nice to see Sony at least believing they can make the claim about one of their cameras. Hmmmm.

Snippet: Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the α6000 camera is powered by Sony’s advanced Hybrid AF system. The new model features a focal plane phase-detection AF sensor with an extremely wide autofocus coverage area – 179 focal points– that is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination allows the camera to accurately track and respond to a subject moving through nearly the entire frame, and to shoot at an eye-popping speed of up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus. It’s an unprecedented combination of speed and frame coverage in today’s market.

Another snippet: The Sony α6000 compact interchangeable lens camera will be available in April 2014 in black and silver in a kit with a compact, versatile 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650) for about $800. It will also be offered separately as a body for about $650.

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Good find.

"The new model features a focal plane phase-detection AF sensor with an extremely wide autofocus coverage area – 179 focal points."

Canon have pioneered this approach and I think that Nikon are onto it, too. The points are spread out to cover most of the focal plane. Current NEX-6 and 5R/T models were already quite fast when using PDAF-adaptable Sony E-mount lenses, contrary to some negative 'spin' otherwise. This A6000 indeed, with a new 24mp sensor, just might become a Fuji XT1-beater.

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