Smile/Face Detect.

When the Face Detection function is used, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts [Autofocus Area], [Flash Mode], [Exposure Comp.], [White Balance] and [Red Eye Reduction] settings automatically. When using [Smile Shutter], the camera detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically.
When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main subject and set focus by priority. The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway down.
  1. MENU 2 [Smile/Face Detect.] desired mode

Does not use Face Detection.
(On (Regist. Faces))
Detects with priority on a face you have registered using [Face Registration].

Detects but does not give priority to the face you have registered.

(Smile Shutter)
Detects smiles and releases the shutter automatically.

  • [Off] is not available when [Drive Mode] is set to [Self-portrait].

  • The Face Detection function does not work when you use zoom functions other than optical zoom.

  • Up to eight faces of your subjects can be detected.

Using Smile Shutter

  1. MENU 2 [Smile/Face Detect.] [Smile Shutter]

  1. Press / on the control wheel to select a desired smile detection sensitivity.

  • You can select the sensitivity to detect a smile from the following three levels; (On: Slight Smile), (On: Normal Smile) or (On: Big Smile).

  1. Wait for a smile to be detected.

When a face is detected and the smile level exceeds the point on the indicator, the camera records images automatically.
  • If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter shooting, the camera shoots the image, then returns to Smile Shutter mode.

Tips for better capturing of smiles
  1. Do not cover the eyes with bangs. Do not obscure the face by a hat, mask, sunglasses, etc.

  1. Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. Keep the eyes narrowed.

  1. Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to be detected when the teeth are showing.

  • The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.

  • You can select or register a priority subject for face detection. When the selected face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for that face.

  • If a smile is not detected, set the smile detection sensitivity to [On: Slight Smile].

  • Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.

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