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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 am
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New Firmware Update for Sony α7 III and Sony α7R III - you will lose all of your current settings with this update!  As always, my recommendation is to wait for a few days to make sure it doesn't get pulled due to some issue...

Real-time Eye AF
Software Version 3.0 brings Real-time Eye-AF to the α7R III and α7 III, an AI-driven enhanced eye detection system that’s based on the results of machine learning. Through machine learning, Sony has created a system that can detect—and focus on—the human eye even if the subject is looking down, partially blocked in the frame, turning or backlit. This feature is available in AF-C mode with a simple half-press of the shutter button.

Real-time Animal Eye AF
As with human eye recognition, Software Version 3.0 brings AI-driven animal eye detection to Sony cameras for the first time. Advanced subject recognition allows the α7 III and α7R III to detect and track animal eyes, and is the first step in a robust animal-tracking AF system.

The development of Animal Eye AF performance will continue, increasing the range of animals recognized by the system as well the system’s ability to track their movement.

Interval Shooting
This new software adds a built-in interval timer, enabling photographers to easily capture and create time-lapse movies. The new feature can be set for anywhere between 1 and 60 seconds, with a total number of shots from 1 to 9999. AE tracking sensitivity is available to be adjusted to “High”, “Mid” or “Low” in order to reduce changes in exposure.
 

by mikeojohnson on Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:42 am
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It appears you do not lose your settings on this update
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 pm
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According to the following linked article, for now it only is for dogs and cats. Other animals to follow in future updates:

https://petapixel.com/2019/04/11/sony-a7-a7r-iii-firmware-v3-adds-real-time-eye-af-animal-eye-af-timelapse/

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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:44 pm
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mikeojohnson wrote:
It appears you do not lose your settings on this update
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Yup, getting reports of it not overwriting settings despite Sony warnings.  That's good news.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:27 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
According to the following linked article, for now it only is for dogs and cats. Other animals to follow in future updates:

https://petapixel.com/2019/04/11/sony-a7-a7r-iii-firmware-v3-adds-real-time-eye-af-animal-eye-af-timelapse/

Joe

It works on a T-Rex so it should work on a lot more than just cats and dogs :)
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-sony-animal-eye-af-tested-on-my-tyrannosaurus-rex/
 

by SantaFeJoe on Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:09 am
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Works on some others as well:

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1591763

Especially on screen where I like to do my best wildlife images!  :lol:

Sasquatch may be best done with human eye AF.

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