Eye AF mode has become a must-have feature for many photographers in recent years. Manufacturers eager to offer the functionality have been steadfast in releasing firmware updates to their flagship cameras, bringing Eye AF to their existing camera range.
They have Sony to thank for this demand. Eye AF isn’t actually such a recent development. Sony first introduced Eye AF functionality all the way back in 2013 – almost the Palaeolithic Era in terms of digital camera technology.
But Eye AF only really became something photographers became excited about when it was made to work in continuous AF (C-AF) mode with the A9. The difference was that when Eye AF is active, it enables the camera to identify an eye in the scene and focus on it. But in C-AF mode it will track your subject’s eye around the frame and keep it sharp.
Before we discuss which Sony cameras have Eye AF, lets briefly explain how to activate it.
How to set up Sony Eye AF?
In brief, you can activate Sony’s Eye AF mode by simply opening the main menu and navigating to the 6th screen of the 1st tab (AF2). Then select Face/Eye AF Set (see image top).
For a more in-depth explanation of the different ways you can set up and use Eye AF, we’ve got a good tutorial here on how to set up Sony’s Eye AF and Animal Eye AF modes.