How is the OMD so fast

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
duartix Veteran Member • Posts: 3,586
Re: How is the OMD so fast

s_grins wrote:

I totally agree! I think Oly use high end RISC processors to achieve this fabulous results. But I believe M43 systems fast focusing has something to do with lenses too. IMO, all M43 lenses have high contrast and resolution just because they they need high contrast and resolution for fast focusing - this is very essence of CDAF where (C) stands for contrast.

CD-AF is cheap. Too cheap.

All you have to do is apply a first order operation to a matrix, very similar to a contrast enhancement, and in the end get the total of it's elements. Remember that almost any camera does this for recording video, and yet they manage they do this at an overkill resolution for contrast detection.

The fabulous result isn't in the RISC processors, it's in the sensor readout speed, that allows them to take a LOT of contrast measures per second.

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