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

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

Geomaticsman wrote:

Marianne Oelund wrote:

Geomaticsman wrote:

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.

How is the Z camera hardware inferior to the A camera hardware?

Z7 vs A7RIII? Off the top of my head...

- smaller buffer

- 3x longer shutter lag

- lower FPS (8@14bit, 9@12 bit vs 10@14bit)

No firmware tweaks are going to help these metrics.

How does a smaller buffer, longer shutter lag, or lower fps effect AF performance?

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