The World’s Fastest AF? A6000 vs E-M10 vs X-T1 vs DSLRs

On this extensive video comparison photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup takes a look at 3 different mirrorless cameras from Sony, Olympus and Fuji and compares them to an entry level DSLR from Nikon in terms of auto focusing speed.

Many manufacturers these days claim the title of “fastest AF speed” for their new cameras. This is especially true for mirrorless cameras which originally had problems in this area especially compared to the fast AF system found on modern DSLRs.

On this video the Northrup’s take a look at the new A6000 from sony (which we have already looked at here on a different video), the Olympus E-M10 and the Fujifilm X-T1 (which as some of you might remember we reviewed ourselves in-depth only recently).

The results of the comparison do not point to one camera as the  decisive winner of this comparison but at least in some situations the good “old” Nikon D3300 DSLR was still preferable to the mirrorless models.

More guides and comparisons of photographic gear can be found on our photography gear guides – here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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