Nikon Spanked By m4/3 in DPR Review?

Started Jan 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dolan Halbrook
Dolan Halbrook Senior Member • Posts: 1,212
Re: Narrow in one sense

LincolnB wrote:

micksh6 wrote:

LincolnB wrote:

True, but they'd better be outdoor kids. DPR wasn't happy with indoor performance at all.

It must be added that they better be outdoor kids in bright sunlight. According to review overcast is a borderline where PDAF can be deactivated and N1 will trail behind other MILCs in CDAF.

Although for indoor use shooting kids, the V1 does have a really nice accessory fill flash which, I believe, can provide AF assistance. Might be enough to push it back into PDAF??

Then it gets interesting. Is Nikon 1's CDAF inferior to other vendor's CDAF?

Yes, many owners of both systems have reported roughly this (in terms of speed):

Nikon 1 PDAF > m43 (latest gen) CDAF > Nikon 1 PDAF

Not sure how much each one lags the other, but that seems to be the general concensus.

Nikon really, really needs to release some fast primes pronto for this system to outgrow the early adopters.
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