fullstop said:And in 2018 camera users should not have to care about fiddling around with "AF use cases" deep down in some custom settings menu. Those custom settings are just testimony that Canon is not able to build cameras that are AI-smart enough to figure out motion & tracking on their own by analyzing the scene in real-time.
Buyers like me want many small, pinpoint AF points all over frame [mirrorless!] and precisely select starting point for AF tracking [if subject in motion is detected there]. Up to now, no Canon camera is delivering what "AI-AF mode" in all of them promises. And we want Face-detect and Eye-detect AF. So far, only in one "entry level" Canon mirrorless cam [M50] ... in mid 2018. That's beyond "conservative". It is just plain stupid.
Obviously that is fine if it is what you want, but for my part it is not what I want. Sure, I want good AF tracking and things like face-detect and eye-detect are useful in the right situation, but different AF cases are useful in different situations. I wouldn't want to simply leave it to the camera to decide how it is going to operate in a given situation - I would rather have some control over that, so I would want the AF system to be at least as customisable as it is in a DSLR. I don't have a problem with going into menus to set what I want.