Sony won plaudits and attracted glances from pet photographers when the brand released a firmware update to introduce Real Time Animal Eye autofocus to its range of Alpha cameras earlier this year. Well, now Sony has upped the stakes by introducing the technology to the RX10IV – a bridge camera with a 1-inch sensor.
Make no mistake, this is a big deal as the firmware update means the RX10 IV is the only camera in its class to offer such an advanced autofocus feature. The RX10 IV already had some impressive AF features thanks to the presence of a Phase Detection system.
For those unfamiliar with the RX10 IV, it’s a bridge camera that features a huge 24-600mm focal range from the fixed ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T f/2.4-f/4 lens and offers 20-megapixels of resolution, 4K video and a burst rate of up to 24 frames per second.
The Firmware 2.00 update, which can be downloaded here, locks on to an animal’s eye, maximising the chances of the camera delivering a sharp image of your furry subject and speeding up shooting time for photographers.
The addition of Real Time Animal Eye autofocus will appeal to pet photographers who perhaps prefer to carry just one camera/lens rather than a more typical interchangeable lens system and Sony shared a video feature a pro dog photographer, Kelly Lund, using the RX10IV.