Canon R3 motorsports AF tracking - useful?

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Canon R3 motorsports AF tracking - useful?
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I've seen some reviews/presentations of the R3 and they show this new motorsports tracking feature they offer. Seems to work quite effortless, also just "animal" mode seems to find the eye of whatever animal - I wonder if this is something that Sony considers improving/adding on. Could be the distinguishing feature of a future A9III maybe, adding motorsports and other fancy auto-tracking? (pun intended ;))

As of now Sony allows to switch between people, animals and birds. And I am quite happy with the AF tracking and touch to tracking feature - however I never tracked race-cars or anything really fast, only mountainbikers. So it could be that those special modes aren't needed on a Sony? What do you guys think?

The thread about the "select AF point location with your eye" in this forum is interesting too, probably nice to have for team-sports and event photography. Generally I am happy that there is now some actual competition happening in mirrorless camera space, hopefully pushing all brands to improve their ease of use. I remember handing my A6500 to non-photog people and they would miss focus or not understand how it works. Giving the A1 to another person, with Face + eye-AF switched on, resulted in sharp pictures every time... So I am not complaining, the tech is already great, but there's room for improvement especially on the software front!

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