Canon EOS R5's Animal AF can track a lion's eyes – IN THE DARK!

Canon EOS R5's Animal AF can track a lion's eyes – IN THE DARK!
(Image credit: Andrew Beck / YouTube: Wild Eye)

As if the hype train for the Canon EOS R5 needed any more coal thrown on the furnace, we've just been sent this footage of the Animal AF in action that somehow makes the camera even more impressive. 

While our Canon EOS R5 is still sitting patiently in the lab awaiting a full battery of tests, South African wildlife photographer Andrew Beck got in touch to share some video of his own tests. As you can see in the video below, the R5's Animal AF really is quite remarkable – for starters, it can track a lion's eyes in the dark! 

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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.