Can we silence the autofocus for a second? – World of digital cameras | Episode Movies

It looks like we’re done with megapixels, thank goodness we forgot about metering, and there really isn’t much more to say about white balance and ISO ranges… so why is autofocus such a thing?

Probably because it’s an area where manufacturers are still making technological advances that can help boost sales of new cameras, and can talk about the technological wizardry of AI and deep learning as if we’re on the cusp of a new age of digital imaging would stand. Which is a bit annoying for those of us who aren’t quite done with the old one.

The latest and greatest in professional cameras (opens in new tab) are packed with new autofocus features, new subjects and new algorithms with each release. But do we need them?

Do you actually need AF for videos? Vlogging – probably yes. Cinema productions – probably no. (Image credit: Canon)

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Do you need AF for videos?

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