Is AF-C basically a myth for NEX?

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,138
Re: Is AF-C basically a myth for NEX?

dpyy wrote:

Brian Caslis wrote:

sean lancaster wrote:

At least Sony has figured it out. They had AF-C on the RX1 in an early production model and then removed the mode for the final model that shipped to consumers.

True. I guess the main point I was trying to make was that no manufacturer currently has a good AF-C solution for mirrorless. This is one area where any DSLR will crush a mirrorless camera.

But the thing is, I have NEX6 with PDAF support. I was in good light. I had the lens that supported PDAF and verified that it was on.

PDAF version 0.1.  Joking, but PDAF on sensor is new technology that hasn't been around too long.  Fuji used it on some point and shoots a few years back, and just in the last year or so we have Nikon V1, Sony NEX, Canon EOS-M, Samsung NX (300), and Fuji X100s which are all offering PDAF on sensor.

If you look at the early versions of autofocus in the 1980's, they were pretty bad too.  Early models were implemented in lens, then they went to phase detect, etc.  It took many generations for them to sort it out.


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