Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd: Face Detection

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To hear the Fujifilm people tell it, you would think it would be impossible to take a bad picture with this Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd digital SLR (DSLR), because it has the remarkable ability to detect faces in the frame using some pretty impressive hardware. It's able to quickly identify up to 10 faces in its field of view, focus on those faces and then snap a picture in less than 0.04 seconds. What if you're taking a picture of a dog?


Besides that neat trick, the camera has other respectable specs as well, including a 10.7x optical zoom, giving you a nice long lens with the 35mm equivalent zoom range of 28 to 300mm, and it also has picture stabilization to go along with that. The 6.3-megapixel CCD gives you fast low light performance, up to ISO 3200, and you can see all this happening optically through the lens or use its 2.5 LCD screen. Fujifilm didn't announce pricing, but said the S6500fd would be shipping in October.

Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd [Digital Photography Review]



"Face Detection can identify a face irrespective of its position in the frame or the composition of the shot, and is not confused by spectacles."

Phew. I can't tell you how many time spectacles have confounded the AI in my devices. There's a level of consternation I just can't cotton to.