Canon EOS R3’s eye-controlled autofocus details shown off in new patents

The Canon EOS R3 development announcement caused quite the furore when the camera maker revealed it would be getting an eye-controlled autofocus point selection mechanism that was seen in the likes of the old EOS 3 and EOS 5 film cameras.

Very little is known about what Canon is calling the Eye Control Function, except that it will allow users to select an AF point by just looking at it through the viewfinder. However, two new patents filed in the US have offered some further insight on how this might work.

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Interview: Canon EOS R3 Not The Flagship Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
Interview: Canon EOS R3 Not The Flagship Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Russian site PhotoWebExpo made an interview with Mr. Andrey Tishchenko, Canon Russia’ Head of Product and Consumer Expertise and covered many aspects Read more

It’s Not Canon’s Greatest Achievement: Canon EOS M50 II Review
It’s Not Canon’s Greatest Achievement: Canon EOS M50 II Review

The Canon EOS M50 II doesn’t put the EF-M mount in good light. Canon saw a great deal of success Read more

New Firmware Coming to Fix IBIS Bug in the Canon EOS R5 & R6
New Firmware Coming to Fix IBIS Bug in the Canon EOS R5 & R6

A new Canon firmware update looks imminent for the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 after IBIS bug blights users’ images. Although Canon has not made an Read more

Canon EOS R6 vs Sony A7 III – The 10 Main Differences and Full Comparison
Canon EOS R6 vs Sony A7 III – The 10 Main Differences and Full Comparison

After years of slow evolution, Canon’s full frame mirrorless system has come to fruition with the release of two very Read more

Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5
Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5

If you are searching for Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5. Here is our list of top recommended RF-mount lenses Read more

More Insights About Canon EOS R3 Features (45MP, Quad-Pixel AF)
More Insights About Canon EOS R3 Features (45MP, Quad-Pixel AF)

Although the Canon EOS R3 development announcement is exciting, no information was given about this high-end mirrorless camera, specifically about Read more

Canon EOS R3 release date, price, features and rumors
Canon EOS R3 Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus

The Canon EOS R3 was recently revealed in a surprise 'development announcement' from the camera giant – and while the Read more

Canon EOS R3 vs Nikon Z9: how are the mirrorless flagships shaping up?
Canon EOS R3 vs Nikon Z9: how are the mirrorless flagships shaping up?

The Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 are incoming flagship mirrorless cameras that continue to dig the grave for DSLRs. Read more

Why the Canon EOS R3 marks the end of Canon DSLRs
Canon EOS R3 Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus

Every so often in tech there's a changing of the guard, a symbolic passing of the baton, from one technology Read more

Canon’s EOS R mirrorless camera range gets its first true macro lens
Canon's EOS R mirrorless camera range gets its first true macro lens

Not only has Canon teased us with the development announcement for the EOS R3, the Japanese camera maker has also Read more

Canon EOS R3 is officially its most powerful sports camera ever
Canon EOS R3 Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus

The Canon EOS R3 has just been teased in a surprise 'development announcement' from the camera giant – and it's Read more

Canon EOS R3 Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus
Canon EOS R3 Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus

Canon announced its answer to the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9 with the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The company has revealed the Read more