Sony's acclaimed AI-based Real-time Eye AF has evolved to a new level, now providing reliable real-time eye autofocus for animals as well as people.
The advanced AI-based subject recognition technology used in Sony's Real-time Eye AF feature has been augmented with a new algorithm that supports animals in addition to humans. This enables fast, precise, automatic detection and tracking of the eyes of various animals.
Subject recognition of animals has its own special menu setting. Simply choose "Animal" from the menu setting for "Subject Detection". Then you can activate eye recognition for your subject simply by pressing the shutter button halfway, or by pressing a custom-assigned key.
Real-time Eye AF for Animals works reliably even when there are other objects nearby or partially in front of the subject, such as a window frame, a person's hands, trees, bushes or similar obstacles.
By using an α series camera's tiltable LCD monitor you can shoot from different angles or high and low positions, and the wide AF area and touch-focus features make it easy to focus on the target subject.
An update to the camera software is required in order to use the Real-time Eye AF for Animals feature.