THE "BEST" SPORT AND ACTION camera

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Ontario Gone
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In reply to PerL, 5 months ago

PerL wrote:

Use that when you can use it and when it is not possible to use, use than the faster auto-focus times on the GH4.

But I don't think GH4 has a faster AF/better hit rate in a real sports shooting scenario.

But how do you know that? What are you basing your opinion on? There is nothing in a physics sense that says a DSLR has to be faster than mirrorless, so if your only argument is "well it hasn't happened yet" , that's pretty thin. The reason a DSLR has been ahead is because the reflex mirror and PDAF have been developing for decades. The problem with that system is it is very hardware dependent, every shot the AF module loses sight of the target, thanks to the flipping mirror.

Software based, on sensor AF does not have this limitation and is only really limited by processing power, and partially by lens motor speed. In an age where smart phones have octa-core CPUs, i think your argument is just about to die off. MFT for example have lenses with much less mass and are physically able to AF faster, now we are bringing faster processing to the mix. Get ready for a change in paradigm.

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