D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

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edform
edform Veteran Member • Posts: 6,317
Re: Sorry - a made a mistake

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Sony are currently introducing AF to some Sony DSLR's which goes further using colour etc under a group of AF points.

Sony has been developing ML AF for 5 years - and has only just got to this stage.

Nikon right now are behind, but will move forward with the AF upgrade due this month.

Nikon have been developing mirrorless AF since about 2009, with their first release on 21 September 2011; the models were the Nikon 1 V1 and its J siblings. By March 2014, when they released the V3, Nikon's AF system had become very sophisticated and astonishingly good. I have whole bursts of 20-30 shots in which every single frame is perfectly focused and loads more in which the focus can be seen to grab after the first shot and then stay locked on.

It is pretty clear that during the negotiations between Nikon and Sony for the supply of a 36.3 Megapixel sensor for the D800 - a major concession on Sony's part since this was the beginning of the high pixel count world - part of the deal was Sony acquiring knowledge of Nikon's work on very high speed autofocus.

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