Autofocus
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Autofocus

We haven't yet had a chance to test whether the Z5's autofocus is an exact match for the Z6, but it possesses all the improvements Nikon has added to its Z cameras since their launch. That means eye detection AF and the easier-to-initiate subject tracking that came to the Z6 and 7 in mid-life firmware updates.

In previous testing we've found the Canon tracking and eye detection to be a little more precise than the Nikon (getting the focus exactly on the eye more often), but there's not a lot in it. The Sony, although good when it was launched, looks much less impressive now: subject tracking tries to identify the subject as a whole, rather than letting you specify a part that you want to focus on, and eye detection requires that you hold down a custom button (the results are the most dependable of the three cameras, though).