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m43 camera with Phase detect AF

Started Aug 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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m43 camera with Phase detect AF
Aug 19, 2014

I like the m43 format. It is large enough to produce good quality images, but at the same time, small enough to allow to use (much) smaller lenses. The 1" sensor goes a little too far in terms of size and you have to give up too much shallow DOF capabilities. Again, I am left with the m43.

But most of the m43 camera only use contract detect AF (except the EM1 which is too big is too expensive for me).

Has anyone heard about a camera that would have AF speedĀ of either a Sony a6000 or a Nikon 1 V3. Something that can track fast but with an m43 sensor so I can have good images with small zoom lenses.

The Sony looks pretty good until you start putting on it a 18-200 mm zoom. Then the lense is so large that why bother to have a small camera at all.

The Nikon is nice but then it gets harder to produce images with shallow DOF.

An m43 camera can have lenses that are about 1/2 the size of a APC camera (14-140mm vs 18-200mm) while still producing fairly shallow DOF images.


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