The quality of the images are so much better (to me) than the A57 but it's so slow to focus I can hardly catch a shot of my little girl. The 50mm seems to hunt for focus even more than the kit, what am I doing wrong?!
Does anyone know if the nex 7 or any of the new releases fare better in this regard?
Interesting question. I've not heard that the NEX7 is any faster, however apparently the NEX6 is speedier. Now since the NEX6 uses the same SEL lenses, I'm guessing it's all to do with better contrast detection software. If this is the case, lets hope Sony would make this upgrade available for the 5N in due course.
The 5r and the 6 use phase and contrast detection.
Anyway, I've read somewhere that hybrid AF systems (phase and contrast detection) are pretty fast and can rival some DSLR AF systems.