Best mirrorless ranked for BIF

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DRwyoming

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The A1 is yet to be tested.
Shows how hard it is to do comparative field testing for something like this. It's a constantly moving target and it's very hard for one photographer to get a hold of all cameras in the running for field testing. That this review tested the original Z6 and Z7 and not the Z6 II or Z7 II and of course the elephant in the room, didn't test the A1, shows how tough it is to assemble all the cameras in the running and do actual field testing with all of them before something else hits the market.
 

bleirer

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Interesting, but too many variables to rely upon for a purchase decision. For example the A9 used the $2k fe 200-600, while the r6 used the $3k 100-500, but the R5 included the $700 f11 600mm. Another camera used a 70-200. It's a difficult test, but using the same focal length and similar quality lens would level the playing field.
 

Roy

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The A1 is yet to be tested.

I've only played with a Sony A1 for a day or so.
But the Sony AF is probably the best amongst the mirrorless cameras.
Although my D5 and D850 cameras still seem to have a better keeper rate.
But it may just be a fine tuning thing.
 

Ziggy

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I've only played with a Sony A1 for a day or so.
But the Sony AF is probably the best amongst the mirrorless cameras.
Although my D5 and D850 cameras still seem to have a better keeper rate.
But it may just be a fine tuning thing.
It's not best AF full stop, it's better or best in this or that scene.

The A9 is unreliable with small birds in mid-ground (and I've had to keep my D500 for that). The local Sony agent says the AF sensors get confused.

For BIF bursts it locks on very well but still isn't quite as accurate as the D500.
 

Roy

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It's not best AF full stop, it's better or best in this or that scene.

The A9 is unreliable with small birds in mid-ground (and I've had to keep my D500 for that). The local Sony agent says the AF sensors get confused.

For BIF bursts it locks on very well but still isn't quite as accurate as the D500.
Mirrorless cameras are getting better but most still find it hard to beat a good DSLR...
 

Ziggy

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Picking up a small fast moving bird against a plain sky, almost anywhere on the screen, or a large poorly lit slow moving one on the frame edge, is child's play for the A9 and a likely fail for the D500.
So that's why I say judging AF is always AF of something, and failing to specify what that is makes the judgement worthless.
 
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