Am I able to do shallow DoF with RX100?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin87 Contributing Member • Posts: 788
Re: Shallow DoF with RX100?

tbcass wrote:

Martin87 wrote:

BTW on the Nikon 1 series the contrast detection AF is even quicker than on the RX100. Is amazing how that focusing type has advanced over the years.

The Nikon 1 isn't any better in low light though where pure PDAF really shines. The 1 series is not pure contrast detection but uses a hybrid CAF/PDAF system so you shouldn't use it as an example how far CDAF has advanced. Some 4/3 cameras use a fast pure CDAF system but it works best with stationary subjects. It still can't track moving objects like PDAF can. I find my RX100 is the same way. Fast on stationary objects but it doesn't track as well as my DSLRs.

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Sorry. My mistake. I thought the Nikon 1 series were pure CDAF.

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Kind regards.

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