Firmware V1.01 for the Sony a7 IV included the promise that it ‘improves the accuracy of the Eye AF characteristic.’ Since this was one of many criticisms that held again the rating of our assessment, we re-tested the digital camera to see whether or not the tendency to fractionally front-focus in eye AF mode has been resolved.
We confirmed with Sony that the replace was supposed to handle Eye AF nonetheless it was activated; whether or not by assigning a button to the perform or by means of its automated use when ‘Face/Eye Precedence in AF’ is turned on.’
Having examined the digital camera with a number of topics and a lot of lenses, we discovered the attention AF perform can nonetheless are inclined to concentrate on eyelashes, moderately than the topic’s pupil. It’s one thing you’ll solely are inclined to see when taking pictures at pretty vast apertures however we nonetheless discovered we may get higher outcomes with handbook focus.
We have now included these findings in our assessment however can’t discover sufficient of an enchancment to revise our scoring.
In abstract: We’d like yet one more firmware replace Sony!