Animal eye detection for Sony A7 cameras: Sony has released firmware for Sony A7 III and A7R III. In the new version of the expanded autofocus and improved intervalometer for slow motion.
The first thing that improved in the new firmware – built-in intervalometer. In addition to the simple function of setting the number of frames and the interval added automatic exposure. This is convenient for continuous shooting in places where lighting changes frequently.
Also, Sony has improved autofocus. Now the system will be able to detect the human eye and focus on it, even if the person is looking down, partially closed in the frame, turned or illuminated from behind.
Software version 3.0 for the first time uses artificial eye-guided animal detection. Sony notes that with animals it is much more difficult because of the structural features of their muzzle.
So far, the technology only works on cats and dogs, but in the future will add the ability to track the eyes of other animals. The update will be very useful for wildlife photographers.