From "C" firmware version 3.00, the camera can detect and focus on the faces and eyes of dogs and cats (animal face/eye-detection AF).
The following are the recommended settings for portraits of dogs and cats:
|Photo shooting menu|
|Focus mode||Continuous AF|
|AF-area mode||Auto-area AF|
|Custom Settings menu|
|a4 Auto-area AF face/eye detection||Animal detection|
|a12 Built-in AF-assist illuminator||Off|
|d5 Shutter type||Auto|
Animal face/eye-detection AF is available only when Animal detection is selected for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) and auto-area AF is selected for AF-area mode.
Animal face- and eye-detection may not perform as expected with some breeds or if: