Animal AF on the Canon EOS R5 really works – even on fish! See it in action

Animal AF on the Canon EOS R5 really works! See it in action
(Image credit: YouTube: Marcus C)

Canon has made a lot of noise about the Animal AF modes on the R5 and R6, and it appears that the hype is justified. Real-world tests of the Animal AF, and its tracking ability, on the two cameras has surfaced online – and it's highly impressive.

While we were able to go hands-on with the new cameras, unfortunately there were no animals present during our initial Canon EOS R5 review (ditto for our Canon EOS R6 review). Thankfully, a series of videos testing the capability of the new tracking system have been posted on YouTube

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.