When will Sony SLTs have low light AF in video?

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teddoman
teddoman Senior Member • Posts: 2,019
When will Sony SLTs have low light AF in video?

I have some questions on the future direction of SLT video development.

With the Canon 70D making a big splash with its new AF capabilities, I'm wondering when and if Sony SLT video AF will ever resemble its P&S cameras.

Right now I keep two P&S cameras (LX7 and RX100) around, one purpose of which is facial recognition AF in video at wide angles and at wide apertures. For example, taking video of the kids indoors. It would be great to have this capability in a large sensor DSLR/SLT.

1. Is it technically possible to have video AF on an SLT at a wide aperture so it can be used indoors with poor lighting? My recollection is that AF in video only works on an SLT at something like f/3.5, which is kind of useless for indoors video where you might want to be at f/1.4 or f/2 just to gather enough light to keep ISO down.

2. Does Sony have specific lenses considered silent enough for AF in video, like Canon's silent STM lenses?

3. Of Sony lenses considered silent enough for AF in video, are any reasonably wide angle and wide aperture? Like maybe 30-35mm 1.4?

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