The camera’s autofocus is powered by its DIGIC X processor, which uses deep-learning artificial intelligence to recognise and track a subject’s eyes, face, head and body. People are kept sharp even in profile or when only one eye is visible. And if your subject turns away for a moment – when photographing fast-paced sport, for example – the EOS R6 continues to follow their head or body so their face is sharp when they turn back towards you.
Being able to track elements such as bodies and heads, not just faces, is crucial when photographing sports in which players suddenly turn their back – such as football or hockey – or are required to wear helmets that obscure part of the face.
In the EOS R6, this technology even extends as far as cats, dogs and birds, making continuous focus tracking in wildlife photography significantly easier.
People can be tracked even if they are wearing a mask helmet or sunglasses. When photographing motorsports, thanks to a firmware update, the camera can recognise motorbikes and racing cars, even distinguishing between closed and open cockpits, pinpointing a driver’s helmet when this is visible.