Firmware V1.01 for the Sony a7 IV included the promise that it ‘improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature.’ Since this was one of the criticisms that held back the score of our review, we re-tested the camera to see whether the tendency to fractionally front-focus in eye AF mode has been resolved.
We confirmed with Sony that the update was intended to address Eye AF however it was activated; whether by assigning a button to the function or through its automatic use when ‘Face/Eye Priority in AF’ is turned on.’
Having tested the camera with multiple subjects and a number of lenses, we found the eye AF function can still tend to focus on eyelashes, rather than the subject’s pupil. It’s something you’ll only tend to see when shooting at fairly wide apertures but we still found we could get better results with manual focus.
We have included these findings in our review but cannot find enough of an improvement to revise our scoring.
|Image shot with Eye AF feature.
Sony FE 85mm F1.8 | ISO 100 | 1/1000 sec | F1.8
|Image shot with manual focus.
Sony FR 85mm F1.8 | ISO 100 | 1/800 sec | F1.8
H&Y has announced a new system of magnetic filters and accessories called Swift, designed to make switching filters in the field faster and easier than traditional filter systems. We tested two magnetic kits aimed at still photographers and filmmakers
Canon’s EOS R7 is a 33MP APS-C enthusiast mirrorless camera built around the RF mount. It brings advanced autofocus and in-body stabilization to the part of the market currently served by the EOS 90D.
The Canon EOS R10 is a 24MP APS-C mirrorless camera built around Canon’s RF mount. It’s released alongside a collapsible 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom to give a usefully compact, remarkably ‘Rebel’-like camera.
Chris and Jordan took a trip to sweltering Florida to test out Canon’s new RF-Mount APS-C cameras. Give it a watch to find out our initial impressions.