For assured autofocus at fast frame rates, the Canon EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with the most sophisticated implementation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with deep learning.
"We've used a new AI algorithm, so the tracking is more accurate and sticks to the subject better," Mike reveals. "It can also detect more subjects than ever before. So we can now track trains and aircraft, including planes and helicopters. When you're shooting trains or planes you can select Spot detection, which basically tells the camera to focus on the cockpit or cabin rather than the wing of a plane or the nose of a train.
"The EOS R6 Mark II can recognise a greater variety of animals too. The system can now detect horses and zebras, and the data for birds, cats and dogs has also been refreshed." The camera additionally gains an Auto option for subject detection, which analyses what's in the frame and then selects an appropriate tracking algorithm. "Manually selecting the subject to detect can make the system more responsive," Mike points out, "but for day-to-day shooting you can leave it on Auto.
"You're also able to customise a button to bring up a menu that allows you to select the type of subject you want to track. So, you can quickly go from Auto to Animals or People, for example. You can also turn off the ones that you don't want to use, making the process of jumping between the settings even easier."