Smile/Face Detect.

Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, exposure, flash settings and performs image processing automatically.

  1. MENU(Camera Settings1) → [Smile/Face Detect.] → desired setting.

Menu item details

Does not use the [Face Detection] function.
On (Regist. Faces):
Detects the registered face with higher priority using [Face Registration].
Detects a face without giving higher priority to the registered face.
Smile Shutter:
Automatically detects and shoots a smile.

Face Detection frame

  • When the product detects a face, the gray face detection frame appears. When the product determines that autofocus is enabled, the face detection frame turns white. When a person’s eyes are in focus and [Focus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF], a green focus frame appears around the eyes for a certain period of time.
  • In case you have registered the priority order for each face using [Face Registration], the product automatically selects the first prioritized face and the face detection frame over that face turns white. The face detection frames of other registered faces turn reddish-purple.

Tips for capturing smiles more effectively

  • Do not cover the eyes with front hair and keep the eyes narrowed.
  • Do not obscure the face by a hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
  • Try to orient the face in front of the product and be as level as possible.
  • Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth are shown.
  • If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the product shoots the image. After shooting, the product returns to Smile Shutter mode.


  • When the [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Smile Shutter], you can select the Smile Detection Sensitivity from [On: Slight Smile], [On: Normal Smile] and [On: Big Smile].


  • You cannot use the Face Detection function with the following functions:
    • Other zoom functions than the optical zoom
    • [Sweep Panorama]
    • [Picture Effect] is set to [Posterization].
    • When using the [Focus Magnifier] function.
    • [Scene Selection] is set to [Landscape], [Night Scene], [Sunset].
    • Movie shooting with [Record Setting] set to [120p]/[100p].
    • During High Frame Rate shooting
  • Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
  • The product may not detect faces at all or may accidentally detect other objects as faces in some conditions.
  • If the product cannot detect a smile, adjust the Smile Detection Sensitivity.
  • If you track a face using [Lock-on AF] while executing Smile Shutter function, Smile Detection is performed only for that face.