Point-and-shoot cameras advertise “Face Recognition”, a cheap trick that a Serious Photographer using a Real Camera with a Fast Prime Lens would never go near. Oh, wait.
What happened was · At goto; Aarhus the big first-night party was “007-themed”, which gave everyone with flashy duds an excuse to wear them. People were looking good and I wanted to take portraits; it was dim in that room, so I was using a prime lens jammed wide-open. Here’s what Fujifilm calls “Face detection” at work.
Don’t they all look great?
I was surprised to find “Intelligent Face Detection” buried down in the X-T1 menus. The name is a lie; what it actually does is find eyes and lock in on them. With a steely grip. The fact that it works at close quarters in low light at F1.4, especially given that the 35mm probably has the klunkiest autofocus of all the Fujinon X-lenses, feels like a miracle to me.