Originally Posted by Keith
Interesting you should say that about the SD1M's AF capabilities ... I haven't found that at all. I tend to use the AF button separate to the shutter when taking photos with any DSLR ... it allows me to understand what the camera's AF system needs to gain focus before worrying too much about composition and exposure.
I decouple my AF and Shutter Release on my cameras as well, including the DPQ cameras, but I don't see how that's relevant.
Different experiences as to AF reliability and speed, I suppose. But I can't see how anyone who has used a DSLR could find the AF on the SD1M to be a usable or pleasant experience. Perhaps I subconsciously apologize when using the DPM cameras because they are compact, live view cameras, and not professional DSLRs.