The eyes with vertical pupils of small cats and some reptiles are very good at seeing better in the dark and avoiding being blinded thanks to their ability to regulate the amount of light that enters the eyes very well. They are also very sensitive to movement within a limited range. The drawbacks they have; they can see within a very limited range of colors and do not see very well either from very close or from far away.
Hawks' eyes, on the other hand, have one of the best eyesights in the animal world, capable of distinguishing details in small objects more than a kilometer away, they can see in more colors than humans and some can even see in the ultraviolet spectrum, etc. The downside of these eyes is that they are fixed to the hawks eyesockets, they cannot move them and they are very sensitive to sudden changes in light.
I have in mind a class of shape-shifting magicians (werewolves / other animals) most of whom undergo a significant change in the shape of their eyes; they acquire eyes with vertical pupils. (I like their aesthetically)
Is it biologically plausible the existence of vertical pupils with their capabilities added to the capabilities of the eyes of a hawk and without any of their disadvantages? Doesn't one thing rule out the other?