Nikon and Olympus reinvent autofocus so you can grab better action shots
By Sean CaptainPosted 04.18.2008 at 1:59 pm 0 Comments
Digital SLRs shoot as fast as machine guns, but all those pictures are useless if they come out blurry. Autofocus often fails in low light and with quick-moving subjects such as athletes or toddlers. We pitted two cameras that promise faster, more accurate autofocus technologies against both each other and top competitors from Canon.
Details of how we pushed the latest SLRs from Nikon and Olympus
By Sean CaptainPosted 04.01.2008 at 9:06 pm 0 Comments
There is no single measure of autofocus ability, so we did two main tests to judge the cameras chops. The first was to see how well each camera performed in difficult situations: low light and subjects with very little detail. In the second, we picked subjects that are easy to get in focus and simply measured how fast each camera could do it.
This was our setup: