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[Question] Is face recognition feature available ?

The face recognition feature is available from; Shooting menu > Focus > [Face Pri. Multi].
With this feature, the camera will automatically detect a face(s) who face the front to the camera, and will focus on the face(s) preferentially.

When a face(s) is recognized, a blue frame appears in the size that the camera detects the face. Up to 8 faces at maximum can be recognized. If no faces are detected, the camera focuses using [Multi AF].

Example of face recognition
  • * The image is simulated by composition, it differs from the actual display.
Regarding white balance; optimal white balance will be selected automatically. If no face is detected, [Multi-P AUTO] will be applied. (Any white balance symbol is not displayed in the monitor.)

In the Shooting menu, push the ADJ./OK button Up or down , choose the [Focus], and then push the ADJ./OK button to the right Right (Flash).

Focus > Face Pr. Multi
Push the ADJ./OK button Up or down , choose the [Face Pri. Multi] option, and press the ADJ./OK button.

Changing a focus option is available in the Shooting menu.
About the Shooting menu operations.

See the FAQ below about the focus.
Details on the focusing modes.


The camera may not be able to recognized faces in the following cases:
  • When the face is side-view, tilted, or moving
  • When the camera is tilted or upside down (the shutter release button is facing down)
  • When part of the face is hidden
  • When the face is not clearly visible because of dark surruoundings
  • When the subject is too far away (Make sure that the face appearing in the picture display is vertically longer than 1 block marked by the 3 x 3 grid guide.
  • When the face is at the edge of the picture display
Answer ID: edc04048
Date created: September 8, 2010
Date modified: --
Product: CX4
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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