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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 02:19 PM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By adjutant
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The only setting that deals with how the software handles AF tracking is the low, medium, or high hold setting. This doesn't tell me how the camera handles objects suddenly appearing into the frame, how the camera handles objects briefly being in front of the subject, will it prioritize an object against the sky, etc. I can only hope that these 3 settings alone are enough to satisfy. I'm not sure, will need to do some research into what they mean exactly.

I do agree that the AF sensor coverage is an important issue. I will admit that is a hardware limitation that can't be solved by software.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 01:55 PM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By adjutant
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When I see Fujifilm's autofocus settings, they seem a lot more comprehensive. `Focus priority', `how many AF points', `shutter or backbutton focusing' isn't exactly the programmable tracking algorithm I had in mind. TOP : Auto Focus System Special Site | FUJIFILM
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 01:28 PM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By adjutant
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Damn, really? I haven't seen such options anywhere on my K-3 II before.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 01:15 PM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By adjutant
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It seems to me that at this point in the game, autofocus is more of a software problem, rather than hardware. When I look at some other camera makers with what people would call "excellent autofocus", I see things like programmable algorithms for different types of tracking. In those cameras, you don't just select AF-C and let the camera guess what's going on. You actually have to go further and select the type of action you're tracking. This level of sophisticated tracking and AF-C is the combination that makes those cameras really good. For this reason, I believe the AF bottleneck is in the software, not the hardware.
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