re: a lot of pressure on Sony now ... part-II

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 26,834
Re: Danny: yes, some pretty revolutionary design tricks

sean lancaster wrote:

captura wrote:

I am hoping that fast AF will finally arrive with the NEX-7 replacement camera. But please make it the small brick shape!

The successor to the NEX 7 is coming out shortly after the release of the A7/R. The A7/R is a feature camera for Sony as the first of its kind, and they didn't show much on AF over previous Sony mirrorless cameras. I've not seen a significant improvement in mirrorless AF technology from Sony since my 2011 NEX 5N (particularly as an available light shooter). I think there's little doubt the successor to the NEX 7/6 will not show any improvement whatsoever in this regard or Sony would have surely added it to the A7/R.

My comparison cameras: NEX 5N, RX1, Nikon D600, Canon 6D, A7R. The Nikon and Canon cameras are too bulky for me, but I kept the 6D only because the improvement in AF is that much better than the NEX 5N, RX1, and A7R, particularly in lower light. So even if the A7 or NEX 6 show improvement, it's so incremental that it doesn't even come close to comparing to my 6D in available light, for example. And again, I hate the bulk and I am just begging for Sony to improve AF speed so I can switch back full time.

I am guessing that the project to further develop faster AF for upper-end Sony MILC cameras was nor developed sufficiently in time for the A7 projects (which were very rushed onto the market.) Maybe fast AF will arrive incuded with the NEX-7 replacement.

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