Just posted: Our In-depth Sony SLT-A99 review

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
fjbyrne Veteran Member • Posts: 8,222
Re: Will Sony ever catch up in the AF department?

Amateur Sony Shooter wrote:

fjbyrne wrote:

joel avery wrote:

Sure...the day after I bought it! <grin>

So far, I'm agreeing with your "cons" especially on the AF points. What's up with that Sony?


"AF tracking accuracy lags behind its Nikon and Canon peers".

Will Sony ever catch up in the AF department? I thought the live-view nature of the SLT would provide better AF capability (or that is what Sony claimed).

So far in my BIF shooting A99 has yield more keeper rate than my Canon 7D (which is known for its pro-grade AF performance). EVF "slide show" effect is very much suppressed thanks to "only" 6 FPS burst rate. With fast SD card such as Sandisk 95m/s card there is hardly any wait time between shots.

Your results are what I would have expected.  I wonder which cameras DPR considers the A99's peers.

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