Sony Real-time Eye AF for Animals

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Now eye autofocus works on pets. In addition, it focuses on wildlife. The autofocus works reliably. Watch Sony Real-time Eye AF for Animals in the video above.

Sony Real-time Eye AF for Animals

Sony designates Eye AF as “real time” therefore it’s always on. Past versions required two buttons to enable. It means you’re less likely to miss a subject. That’s because Sony’s database of information about faces is used-in camera. Similarly, it quickly finds a subject’s eyes, including animals.

Eye AF for Animals reliably tracks faces. Future updates will work on other wildlife. Considering the AI in the camera is detecting faces covered in fur, phase or contrast detection focusing doesn’t cut it.

Last night Sony released a7III/a7RIII Firmware version 3.0. It's not a whole new camera like Firmware version 5 for the a9, but does bring with it 3 significant new features:
Sony released a7III/a7RIII Firmware version 3.0. It detected this pups face with Real-Time Animal Eye AF.

Sony manufactures the sensor and processor. That’s why only their system is capable of useful results tracking faces. Above all, the a7riii and a7iii are computing a data layer while capturing images.

No other camera does that.

What’s most important about this firmware release enabling Eye AF is that Sony has moved AF into a realm of AI. In other words, their move signifies that the traditional means of acquiring subjects is history.

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In conclusion, you should try out the new AI-based features yourself. The a7r III on Amazon has a $400 instant rebate. After that, it makes the camera $2798.

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