Developed using deep learning technology, the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera can effectively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, or birds for speed and precision – regardless of the animal’s size, posture, or orientation of the face. The wildlife photographer Andrew Beck at Wild Eye had the chance to test the Animal Eye Autofocus on an early production unit of the Canon EOS R5. He claims that “The speed of acquisition and ability to actively and continuously track a subject through the entire frame is quite literally mind blowing“.
I’ve been fortunate to have spent some time behind the viewfinder of an early production unit of the Canon EOS R5 in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi private Game Reserve and I have been very impressed.
In this short clip I share some footage of the much anticipated and sought after Animal Eye Autofocus. The speed of acquisition and ability to actively and continuously track a subject through the entire frame is quite literally mind blowing.
The first clip where the camera identifies and locks on to the eye of a lion even though there is no light is a moment I’ll never forget. Bare in mind that that was with the Canon 100-400mm MKII @ F5.0 in very low light. Astonishing.
I’ll be unpacking more of the features and my first hand experience on the Canon EOS R5 in the coming weeks but one thing is for sure, its time to reimagine what your digital camera is capable of!
The Canon EOS R5 is truly remarkable and it is now selling like hot cakes! So, if you are interested or want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now: