Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-7SM2

Eye AF

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

  1. MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key Settings] → assign the [Eye AF] function to the desired button.
  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. If the focus mode is set to [Single-shot AF], the frame will disappear after a period of time.


  • 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], etc.
  • [Eye AF] may not function 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.