Canon Face Recognition Feature Gives Friends Preferential Treatment

Canon’s latest compact cameras at CES this year have some fancy new facial recognition features that assist in portrait shots. Up to 12 people can be stored in the camera. Simply snap a photo of your friends face, provide the friend’s name (and birthday if you wish), and the camera will recognize your friend from that point forward. In group shots, the camera will give your friends’ faces preferential treatment, making sure that they’re properly in focus and exposed.

Here’s a quick demo of the feature by Digital Trends:

(via Digital Trends)

  • Jonathon Watkins

    Creepy…… :-)

  • have pen will travel

    The FujiX10 also does this.

  • MarcinB

    Nothing new here. My old Lumix TZ7 has the very same features.

  • OSAM

    Yeeeaaah… Panasonic has been doing this for like… 2 years?

  • Curtis Lear

    My Lumix GH2 already does this, is Canon playing catch-up?

  • Travis

    Is Canon really getting around to this now?  Seems like that gimmick came and went several years ago.

  • Daniel Fealko

    Yeah, this is old hat.  I’ve been doing this for years and years.  I recognize my friends and then focus on them.  Even had it during the film days.

  • Beatfunk

    IPhoto in my mac do the samE

  • Jason

    The NEX-5n does this as well. Breaking news or just an excuse to cover a story about “Canon”?