Shui8, 10 Mar 2020Theres no question about that.
All professional photographers/videographers vouch for Sony ... moreI hope you can see and understand.. Human eye can't tell the difference. But faster isn't everything. Laser AF give precise AF which should provide more details consistently .
Your love for Chinese is too much.
AnonD-909757, 10 Mar 2020Isn't it the whole point of the discussion to debate which autofocus tech is the best for X or... moreInitial debate was on Sony's hybrid AF vs Dual pixel AF. People are mixing things up here. Hybrid AF is better when it comes to Cameras.
But Dual pixel AF is better in Smartphones.
The laser AF is used for low light scenarios mostly but relies on the sensor sensitivity then ToF came to replace it with a shorter time of the bounced information and higher sensitivity (14micron at least and larger aperture).
+ ToF can do depth info(foreground and background).
so the combination of the new sony 2x2 AF with ToF is the best for smartphones
Shui8, 10 Mar 2020A details explanation here.
Whil... moreOkay that's a new for me. Didn't know about that.
Another new info is Panasonic has been working on a ToF sensor purely for auto focusing.
AnonD-754814, 10 Mar 2020The battle is no between this. Don't comment reading half. Isn't it the whole point of the discussion to debate which autofocus tech is the best for X or Y use ?
Which is anyway the topic of the article.
DroidBoye, 10 Mar 2020Laser AF is redundant system when there's already dual-pixel AF, it's not outstanding by any m... moreYou clearly lack knowledge on this topic.
Laser autofocus is better for still image. DPAF is better for video. It is also very good for still image. But can't match Laser AF.
However DPAF+ Laser AF is the best combination.
Oppo : *Release a video showing how fast and precise their new autofocus tech made by Sony is*
Pro reviewers : *Make test and confirm that the autofocus of the IMX689 is the best among all smartphone camera for video and pictures*
No one :
Absolutely no one in the known universe :
Peoples commenting on GSMArema :
_*That older tech is better than this new tech who just proved to be the best*
_*No ! That older tech is the best one*
Are you okay peoples ?
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2020LOL, Sony cameras have the fastest AF.
A9 is faster than DSLR. Theres no question about that.
All professional photographers/videographers vouch for Sony when it comes to AF/Eye-AF.
As for smartphone, I know for sure my Z5 does a lot lot worse than my Honor 8 Pro last time, which has laser AF (actually worse in almost every aspects). Sony upped the AF games on smartphone only starting by Xperia 1.
For professional cameras :
Canon = dual pixel
Panasonic = contrast detection
Sony = hybrid ( phase and contrast)
All other = phase detection
Sony has best AF, Panasonic has the worst.
- most are Phase detection (with or without Laser or ToF to assist)
- few are dual pixel
- most xperia since 2016 are hybrid (m5 was first)
- few have new 2x2 on-chip lens tech (imx686, 689)
Success of AF also depends on software. Two brands wont have same AF performance even using same tech. Be sure s20+ wont do what Xperia 1 ii can do, that tracking skill is pure software.
- Dual Pixel is more effective in lower light, all other have issues with "HUNTING". Also it acts better for video than stills.
The issues of S20 Ultra so far have only been for main camera. The periscope also is PDAF and dont do same "hunting" in daylight. It can be software or hardware problem.
AnonD-754814, 10 Mar 2020Laser AF has outstanding accuracy. I said laser autofocus is better at Still image. So, it doe... moreLaser AF is redundant system when there's already dual-pixel AF, it's not outstanding by any means when there's dual-pixel AF that can kill it without having problems associated with laser AF (You might need to paraphrase just to not make Laser AF the best of the best AF there is, lol). Most of the time, in smartphones atleast, Laser AF is dropped when there's a dual-pixel AF sensor. All the problems I mentioned with Laser AF still exist while dual-pixel is blind at night, a brief flash to establish an AF is still far better. My point is, Laser AF is an assist on systems with inferior AF systems.
Sony's Hybrid system is just PDAF+CDAF, most of its AF accuracy is done by their firmware and fast dedicated stacked sensor RAM.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2020Indeed, and it's mainly due to the shear resolution. How can the sensor keep up with great foc... moreS20 Ultra's HM1 sensor still has PDAF and CDAF so I would not say that it is a problem at all. It's AF's characteristic is to be expected based on its specs and NO, it's not about the amount of pixel that it has, it's about the limitations that a quad/nona Bayer color filter arrangement has ever since and as of writing, only Sony has provided a solution to an existing problem while Samsung is just brute-forcing the number of binned pixels out of their huge sensor because let's face it, that's the best they can do in terms of sensor tech as of this moment.
AnonD-754814, 10 Mar 2020It clearly says PDAF here https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_p30_pro-9635.php . A details explanation here.
While its using PDAF, ToF on P30 also assist on faster Autofocus, just like Laser AF did, but even better.
If laser are better than ToF, then Huawei made a stupid decision as its P30 vanilla version using Laser AF, while the Pro using ToF. So its not the case here.
Shanti Dope, 10 Mar 2020Dual Pixel PDAF is hardware-level, so it works for both photos and videos. That's why there ar... moreIt seems i have to explain all my comments in detail...
Yes Dual-Pixel AF indeed works for both photos and videos, but it's focusing time is much less noticeable in photos (becuase it seems snappy when we take a photo), but it's focusing speed isn't able to instantly focus during videos with a lot of activity (I speak from personal experience, not theories), and hence i desire for improvement in focusing speed during video recording.
I expect this Omni-Directional AF to hopefully improve on that front (based on their ad).
If you read GSMArena's article, they explain the advantage of ODAF over DP.
DroidBoye, 10 Mar 2020Laser AF is not faster compared to dual-pixel. It's only advantage is AF on worst lighting con... moreLaser AF has outstanding accuracy. I said laser autofocus is better at Still image. So, it doesn't really matter whether it's fast or not.
None uses Laser AF alone. The comment was against the hybrid AF.
My point was Laser AF + Dual Pixel AF will be superior to the hybrid AF system as Dual pixel is better at Video and Laser AF at still.
AnonD-754814, 10 Mar 2020For video Dual pixel autofocus is better. For still image Laser Autofocus is the best. So, whe... moreLaser AF is not faster compared to dual-pixel. It's only advantage is AF on worst lighting conditions. Other than that, laser AF is no better than dual-pixel. Laser AF has limitations like:
2. Irregular shaped objects which causes the laser to reflect away from the receiver.
3. Separate system, slow response time compared to in-sensor AF systems.
It's more as an assist than a competitor to dual-pixel, it's nowhere near the speed of dual-pixel AF.
AnonD-754814, 10 Mar 2020Bro ! I know what it does. I was just shocked by your words.
TOF is used for depth of field o... moreI dont know about others, but P30 Pro are the first smartphone camera that uses Tof as Autofocus, along with depth mapping.
wow.. im surprise to see most of the people in comment section have become an expert in camera sensor. . personally, having a dual pixel af on a phone is good enough.. it is really reliable in still & video. . and now we have omni-daf .. if it is really better than dual pixel.. then it is a welcome.. no need to debate, dual pixel af is good enough for everyday use & far better than normal pdaf or laser af.