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Old 31-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by toc View Post
Greg - you have it the wrong way around Contrast Detect AF is what has been traditionally used in Compacts and mirrorless cameras, and is usually seen as slower, but more accurate, since it is using the sensor data itself to calculate focus. Phase detect is the sort of High speed AF that we are used to in SLRs and DSLRs, but relies on a separate AF array.

Yes you are right. I was thinking of the latest incarnation of Fuji and Sony Nex cameras that use on chip PDAF pixels as a separate autofocusing system. Mirrorless are getting better at autofocus but DSLRs still have an edge but it won't be long before they are even.

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