Is AF-C tracking overrated in the newer bodies from Sony?

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Stan in NH
Stan in NH Senior Member • Posts: 1,695
Re: Is AF-C tracking overrated in the newer bodies from Sony?

Real time AF on my A6400 is much more user friendly than the lock on AF that my 7RIII uses.  It's really “point and shoot” AF versus manually selecting the appropriate mode.

I tend to use AF-S center for any static subject, and AF-C center for moving subjects, which switches to wide when movement is detected.  I use BBF for all AF modes.  While I prefer the AF system in the A6400, I love the ergonomics and control layout of the A7RIII, plus the 42mp sensor is excellent.  Once you figure it out, the AF system on the A7RIII is actually quite effective.

The A7RIV was tempting, but I personally did not need the 60 mp sensor and it's huge file sizes, or the additional $700 in cost.  It has real time tracking, which is great, but that's the only feature I found compelling for my style of shooting.  For me, video features are of no importance.

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