Activating Real Time Eye AF
Menu > Camera Settings 1 > AF2 > Face/Eye AF Settings > Face/Eye Priority in AF > On
How Real Time Eye AF works with Different Focus Areas
[WIDE] Real Time Eye AF will search & track an eye in the entire frame
[ZONE] Real Time Eye AF will search & track an eye in the within the selected Zone
[CENTER] Real Time Eye AF will search & track an eye in the center of the frame (Not recommended)
[FLEXIBLE SPOT: L,M,S] Real Time Eye AF will search & track an eye within the selected Flexible Spot
(Large works best for this setting)
[EXPAND FLEXIBLE SPOT] Real Time Eye AF will search & track an eye in the area within or surrounding the Flexible Spot
[LOCK-ON AF: EXPAND FLEXIBLE SPOT] Not compatible with Real Time Eye AF
Why Lock-on AF is Not Compatible with Real Time Eye AF
Lock-on AF is designed to track an object – not an eye. Enabling Lock-on AF the camera will track objects instead of an eye, unless you do the following:
Enabling ‘Eye AF Classic’
If you’re one of those people who want Eye AF to work with the press of a Custom Button like it used to, Eye AF function can also be used by assigning [Eye AF] to a Custom Button to activate it.
The camera can focus on eyes as long as you press & hold the Custom Button. This is useful when you want to temporarily apply the Eye AF function to the entire screen regardless of the setting for [Focus Area].
For instance, if [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot] and you want the camera to focus on an eye outside of the focusing frame, you can apply the Eye AF function by press & hold the Custom Button to which [Eye AF] has been assigned, without changing [Focus Area].”
Turning off Real Time Eye AF
If you really want to roll old school, you can turn off Real Time Eye AF entirely.
Menu > Camera Settings 1 > AF2 > Face/Eye AF Settings > Face/Eye Priority in AF > Off
Then simply press & hold a Custom Button assigned to Eye AF to activate.
Enabling Animal Eye AF
It is not possible to track human and animal eyes simultaneously. To enable Animal Eye AF:
Menu > Camera Settings 1 > AF2 > Face/Eye AF Settings > Subject Detection > Animal
The development of Animal Eye AF performance will continue, increasing the range of animals recognized by the system as well the system’s ability to track their movement.