X-E1 movie mode question

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
93octane Contributing Member • Posts: 725
Re: X-E1 + 18-55mmm OIS lens - AUTOFOCUS - video test

I agree with the focus being terrible in auto mode. Last night I took the camera to record my daughters recital for the first time and was extremely disappointed at the auto focus performance with video. The camera kept focusing in and out even though it had locked focus already. It would record 3 -4 seconds and try to refocus again. This happened to the first two videos after that I just switched over to manual focus and had better luck. I think the image quality is great just as good as the sony NEX 5N, but not as good as the Canon 5D mark II. So from now on whenever I take short videos it will be in manual mode. I can't really complain because my Sony 5N also had trouble keeping focus in low light,but didn't refocus on objects. The touch screen came in handy to touch the subject I wanted in focus as it lost focus on it.

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