FujiFilm Finepix Z700 Point-and-Shoot Offers Pet DetectionS

At least in the parts of the internet I frequent, pet pictures have been enjoying an unusual popularity as of late. FujiFilm's Finepix Z700 has technology that snaps a photo when your furry friend smiles. Talk about capturing the zeitgeist.

This 12MP point-and-shoot is the first to include FujiFilm's pet detection software, but early adopters beware: apparently there are still some kinks to be worked out. At a camera show in Japan this week, the Z700 excelled at shooting stuffed animals but was a bit less successful when live animals were thrown in front of the lens. It also has trouble tracking animals if they're moving around.

FujiFilm Finepix Z700 Point-and-Shoot Offers Pet DetectionS

But if your pet is sitting perfectly still, and is of a type mentioned on FujiFilm's extensive list of breeds that work best with the technology, the Finepix Z700 might help you get that perfect shot.

The camera will be available later this month for $280. [FujiFilm via PC World]