M43 vs dSLR for birds, focusing

Started Jun 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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zackiedawg
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New gen mirrorless all seem to have stepped up...

Richard, if you look at some recent YouTube comparisons and recent tests, it seems that all of the newest gen cameras in mirrorless seem to have stepped up considerably over past models when it comes to AF-C functionality and ability to accurately focus on moving targets.  While there may be some slight differences between these models for various features, functions, design, etc, they all seem to be very good and very capable of focusing in AF-C even for fast moving subjects, given the right modes and settings:

Olympus EM1

Panasonic GH4

Sony A6000

Fuji XT1

I would think the EM1 would be a significant step up from your current camera, and still use the same lenses.  The GH4 may also be worth looking at, with M4:3 shooters knowledgeable about the lens you are asking about to confirm it will work optimally on this camera.

Each of the cameras above will use AF-C as well as a typical entry-level DSLR, or sometimes even better - each might require a little bit of learning to figure out the best and optimal settings for BIF shooting, and a little adjustment for DSLR shooters to get used to EVFs for tracking/panning compared to an OVF...and each represent a definite large leap forward in AF-C speed and accuracy on mirrorless large-sensor interchangeable lens cameras.

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