Nowadays camera manufacturers like to jam in as many AF points as possible, at first it was 1, then 3, then now anywhere between 5 to 9. I think Canon had 35 AF points for its eye-controlled models?
Does anybody here actually use these multi-point AF modes, especially in automatic mode where the camera selects the active point for you? Are they reliable? I for one, hate these multi-point AF things because most of the time, they'd focus on the wrong thing. I'd rather AE-lock, then AF-lock and re-compose. I won't even bother about manually selecting AF points because it's just too troublesome re-setting the AF point from shot to shot.
What about Canon's eye-control system? Never used them before, but friends who did said great things about it. But I think it never caught on? Why?
Edit: One more point I forgot to add: Focus-tracking (of AF-C mode). I think they're rubbish. But does anybody have any positive experiences with this mode?