‘Revolutionary’ Dual Pixel AF Explained
By| July 26, 2013
Dual Pixel CMOS AF will change —High Image Quality” the basic assumptions about Digital SLRs
Canon USA has posted a PDF explaining the “revolutionary” Dual Pixel AF technology.
This is not just a new technology. It is a revolution that will significantly expand the possibilities of DSLR cameras.
- “The correct way to take photos is by looking through an optical viewfinder and shooting”
- “Live View is a subsidiary function, inferior to the optical viewfinder”
- “The DSLR’s movie mode is so difficult, as to be usable only by a professional”
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a new technology that will cast aside these assumptions. The entire surface of the sensor is lined with pixels composed of two photodiodes each, and the image plane phase-difference detection AF focuses using the phase-difference of the two parallax images.