Can a 5D4 lock focus on a subject when you recompose?

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Can a 5D4 lock focus on a subject when you recompose?

I bought a little Sony for my wife. It has a focus mode I've been wanting for a long time. I can focus on a subject in the viewfinder and then recompose by moving the camera to put the subject on a third. The Sony will keep the focus on the initial subject, tracking it as I recompose. Of course, it also tracks the subject if it moves.

How can I do that on my Canon 5D4? There are apparently too many focus controls for me to find the answer. Everything I try, when I half-press the shutter, focus on a subject and then recompose, the focus stays on the initial point in the frame, not the subject. So it re-focuses on the background.

If the subject moves the camera can track it, but can Canon maintain focus on a subject when the camera moves, like the Sony?

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