Sony RX10 IV Firmware Update Adds Real-Time Animal Eye AF

November 19th, 2019 Jump to Comment Section 2
Sony RX10 IV Firmware Update Adds Real-Time Animal Eye AF

Sony has just released a new firmware update for one of their most popular bridge cameras on the market, the sony rx10 IV. This firmware update 2.00 adds real-time Eye AF for animals. Let’s take a closer look at it.

Sony RX10 IV Firmware Update

The Sony RX10 IV is a bridge camera that was released in 2017, and even to this day, it’s one of the most expensive cameras in its category. In short, it features a built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F/2.4 – 4 x25x times zoom lens in front of a 1″ 20MP BSI CMOS Exmor R sensor. The camera can take stills in JPG/RAW at up to 24 frames, and the autofocus performance is some of the best available in a bridge camera: 0.03s AF speed and subject tracking that also works in video mode.

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Sony RX10 IV. Image credit: Sony

Talking about the video side, the sony rx10 IV can record in 4K UHD at up to 30 frames per second in XAVC S/AVCHD. Also, you can shoot in slow motion at up to 60 frames per second in FHD, and up to 1000 frames per second in 912 x 308. There is a micro HDMI port on the camera, microphone input, and headphone jack 3.5mm ports, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth capabilities. To this day, the RX10 IV is still relevant if you are starting and want an all-in-one camera.

Nearly two years after its launch, the Sony RX10 IV just got better with firmware 2.00, that adds the following features:

  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals.
  • Enables the possibility to operate the real-time EYE AF by half-pressing the shutter button.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera.

Real-time Eye AF for animals is a feature that is already available on the Sony a7R III and a7 III full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is nice to see that Sony is adding this feature to more “consumer” cameras.

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The real-time Eye AF for animals of the Sony RX10 IV tracks both eyes of your favorite animal.

Pricing and Availability

The firmware 2.00 for the Sony RX10 IV is a free firmware update, and it is available now on Sony’s website.

Have you ever tried the sony rx10 IV? What do you think of the real-time Eye AF for animals feature on cameras? Let us know in the comments below!

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