With the Sony A6400 announcement, the company also unveiled that its next-generation AI-based tracking features are also coming to existing cameras via a firmware update. Remember the Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey’s 2-minute video showing its impressive features video.
Real-time Tracking will be showing up in the a6400 first when it lands in February 2019. It’ll then make its way into the Sony a9 through the free v5.0 firmware update that’s scheduled for March 2019.
There are some videos showing off Sony’s new AF system on the a9. These are also small indicators how fast will be the Sony a9 II. Check it out !
The Sony a6400 has 425 autofocus points for both phase detection and contrast detection which covers 84 percent of the frame. This is the first Sony camera to be released that has Real-time Eye AF. Later this year, Eye AF for Animals will also be added to this camera.
This separate feature in the a6400 called Real-time Eye AF will also be added to the a9 in March 2019 and the a7R III and a7 III as well in April 2019.