Eye AF

The camera focuses on the subject's eyes while you keep the button pressed.

  1. MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Custom Key] → desired key, then assign the [Eye AF] function to the key.
  2. Point the camera at a person's face, and press the button to which you have assigned the [Eye AF] function.
  3. Press the shutter button while pressing the button.


  • When the camera focuses on the eyes, a detection frame is displayed over the eyes. The detection frame over the eyes turns into the face detection frame after a certain period of time. However, [Eye AF] remains active. The camera continues tracking the eyes unless the distance of the subject changes.


  • Depending on the circumstances, the camera may not be able to focus on the eyes. In such cases, the camera detects a face and focuses on the face.
  • If the camera cannot detect a person’s face, you cannot use [Eye AF].
  • Depending on the circumstances, you cannot use [Eye AF] such as when [Focus Mode] is set to [Manual Focus].
  • The [Eye AF] function may not function very well in the following situations:
    • When the person is wearing sunglasses.
    • When the front hair covers the person’s eyes.
    • In low-light or back-lit conditions.
    • When the eyes are closed.
    • When the person is in the shade.
    • When the person is out of focus.
    • When the person is moving too much.
  • If the person is moving too much, the detection frame may not display correctly over their eyes.
  • When the mode dial is set to (Movie), or during movie recording, [Eye AF] is unavailable.