Can the Z6 autofocus become as good as the A7m3 autofocus with the upcoming firmware update ? Locked

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Re: Can the Z6 autofocus become as good as the A7m3 autofocus with the upcoming firmware update ?

michaeladawson wrote:

JPD2 wrote:

Hi all,

I have been away from this forum for many years. I still have my old Nikon D90, and I have been looking to upgrade to full frame.

I am interested in mirrorless, and I've read and watched video reviews of the various mirrorless cameras. I like the Z6 a lot, but the Sony A7m3 has considerably better autofocus in lower light. I don't know much really about mirrorless cameras, and I am wondering if the firmware upgrade coming on May 18th will allow the Nikon Z6 to match the low light autofocus abilities of the Sony ?

No. It won’t.

but I don’t care about low light AF. What it won’t have is a revamped AF-C tracking system.

+1

I'm sure the updated firmware will provide some welcome improvements in AF-C performance, but I just don't see how a simple firmware update can magically close the AF performance gap between the Z and A cameras. That will require hardware/design changes.

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