Eye Autofocus Tested: Fujifilm is Worse vs Sony vs Canon vs Nikon… but…
Eye AF Comparison
Hidema shared a follow up to his this eye AF comparison between the following cameras:
- Fujifilm X-T3 + XF 16-55mm f/2.8
- Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
- Canon EOS R + RF24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Sony A9 + FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
In his original post, we critiqued the fact that he used the slower focusing XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.
So, Hidema listened, and, as spotted by our friends at CanonWatch, they now shared a follow up video, re-testing the eye AF.
Hidema writes he used “all camera default settings, except eye-AF on“.
This would mean that high performance mode (or boost mode) was OFF, hence the slower autofocus.
Today I talked to Hidema, and he was not sure about boost mode. So he contacted the Fujifilm employee, who helped him to perform this test, and apparently he has been told that boost mode was ON.
One more, important, thing:
Fujifilm has just announced they will release two firmware updates in December and January for Fujifilm X-T3.
The new firmware will bring these 3 significant autofocus improvements, and I expect the results to improve significantly.
Hidema made 6 different tests.
For your convenience, I have extracted practical screenshots of the results fo the 6 different tests as well as the average results and the time the cameras needed to reacquire focus after the subject returned into the frame.
- Sony – 95.27%
- Nikon – 87.66%
- Canon – 87.00%
- Fujifilm – 70.72%
For the full results one by one, check out the screenshots and the video below.
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