Is the d4 better at focusing than the d800?

Started Nov 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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marco1974 Senior Member • Posts: 1,662
Re: Is the d4 better at focusing than the d800?

olyflyer wrote:

Ralf Ronander wrote:

I don´t agree.

If you make sweeping statements like "D4 is much faster (at focussing)" you should be prepared to offer at least some evidence.

What other evidence you need? Compare the manual. One can do AF at 10fps the other at 5fps. Which is faster? How do you manage 10fps with the D800?

Nonsense. The manual obviously only states that the D800 is capable of locking focus at the highest fps achievable by that camera. That does not mean that the D800´s AF can't be faster still (like the one in the D4). In other words, how long it takes for the camera to lock focus isn't stated; just that it is fast enough to cope with the camera's fps.

If the D800's AF were fast enough to cope with 8 or 10fps (which the motor drive can't do), it would still obviously be fast enough for 5fps too (and the latter is what Nikon sensibly states in the manual).

Marco

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