Center Focus or Selective Focus Point "Center" "More Accurate"?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Boriqua, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Boriqua

    Boriqua New to TalkEmount

    Apr 9, 2014
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Hello Everyone

    Which do you think is more accurate the selective focus point (smaller) in the center or the center focus point (larger)?? Does using one vs the other disable any PDAF or contrast auto focus detection? Benefits of using one vs the other??

    Thank you for the responses...
  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Accuracy should not be a problem. It will simply focus on the highest contrast border within the rectangle, and that is probably the same no matter if it's a little bigger. CDAF coupled with focus by wire is incredibly accurate anyway. PDAF is enabled in both modes if available.

    The only benefit of the spot focus point might be that you can change it's position whenever you want, but usually that's not necessary because composing after focusing is faster.