High-speed AF with on-board phase detection pixels
The camera's Intelligent Hybrid AF system combines the excellent autofocus speed of Phase Detection AF with the strong low light performance of Contrast AF. The phase detection elements on the image sensor delivers autofocusing speeds of up to 0.06 sec*. A new algorithm has also enhanced performance in low light and low contrast conditions.
Faster together — the X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II.
The adoption of the dual CPU and improved computational performance has doubled the processing speed when compared with the previous generation processor**, the start-up time has also improved to only approx. 0.5 sec.*** Working in tandem with the high-speed signal readout of the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the processor reduces the shooting interval to 0.5 sec.*4 and shutter time lag to 0.05 sec.
Continuous shooting with AF-C at 8.0 fps and advanced subject motion prediction
Features advanced subject motion prediction technology to predict the subject's movement using past data, enabling continuous shooting with AF-C*5 at up to 8.0 fps.
The new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes ensure that sideways movements are captured.
AF-S + Single Point
Delivers highly accurate autofocus on a specific area. Choose any one of 49-point focus areas, then select the size of the area in five different levels.
AF-S + Zone
Effective for a subject with moderate movements, which the Single Area mode may have difficulty capturing. Choose a 3x3, 5x3 or 5x5 AF area. Use the centrally-positioned 3x3 and 5x3 phase detection AF areas for faster autofocusing speeds.
AF-S + Wide/Tracking
The camera automatically selects and focuses using several of the 77-point focus areas. This is ideally suited to subjects with unpredictable movements, or multiple moving subjects.
AF-C + Single Point
Pin-points a subject with a fixed direction of movement, e.g. moving towards the camera. Choose any one of 49-point focus areas, and select the size of the area in five levels.
AF-C + Zone
Tracks a subject when shooting hand-held, using a 3x3, 5x3 or 5x5 area to maintain focus. Choose the phase detection AF areas for faster autofocusing speeds.
AF-C + Wide/Tracking
Perfect for capturing a subject that moves unpredictably up/down, left/right and closer/further from the camera. Suitable for shooting with a tripod, simply pick the starting position to start tracking the subject.
Delivering a more accurate focusing performance
Single-point AF divides the focus area into smaller sections to more accurately determine the distance to the subject for even greater focusing accuracy. The built-in phase detection pixels have the detection range of 0.5EV, an improvement from the previous 2.5EV, delivering phase detection AF performance that enables fast focusing in low-light conditions and on low-contrast subjects.
Eye Detection AF - for more beautiful portraits
Activate Face Detection to automatically detect human faces and focus with Eye Detection AF to ensure accurate focus on human eyes, even when using a shallow depth-of-field. Combine these two functions to take your portrait photography to a new level.
Auto Macro - close-up photography has never been easier
The new AF system features an Auto Macro function that eliminates pressing the Macro button before shooting close-ups while maintaining the conventional AF speed. This update eliminates the Macro function assigned to the Macro Button, allowing you to assign a different function to the button.
Improved AF in the Movie mode for smoother video recording
The optimized algorithm delivers a more natural and smooth AF action during movie recording.