The Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system offers advanced subject recognition thanks to its machine learning algorithms. The intelligent AF delivers improved performance, detecting eyes on smaller faces than was possible with the Canon EOS R
, as well as adding better support for subjects in profile. In addition to face and eye tracking, the Canon EOS R6
can detect heads, and animals including dogs, cats and birds.
"Selecting the right AF point can be tricky, so it's a huge benefit if the camera can do it for you," says John. "You can leave the EOS R6
in the automatic tracking modes and the camera will pick up and track the subject by detecting human faces, eyes, heads, bodies and now animals as well. If you do want to take control, there's huge flexibility with the Dual Pixel AF system, which will now virtually cover the entire frame when tracking in the automatic or large zone area modes."
There are 6,072 AF points when making a manual AF point selection, which is done by either touching and dragging points on the LCD screen or using the AF Multi Controller, a method of control familiar to users of Canon EOS 5D and EOS 7D series cameras. The Canon EOS R6
also features two control dials for quickly adjusting settings and scrolling through images.