Face detection? Fuji Z700 series features pet detection

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Many digital cameras feature face detection, even smile detection.  But what about Buddy and Fluffy?

The FujiFilm Finepix Z700-series digital camera features Pet Detection.  Billed as the world’s first, the Pet Detection camera, it can detect up to 10 dog or cat faces at a time.

How does it work?  More info after the jump.

There’s an webpage with a guide for Auto Dog and Cat detection.

Some characteristics that can make things difficult for detection include:


  • Detection of dogs/cats that have large patches around the eyes or nose (especially black patches) can be difficult.


  • Detection of blackish dark colored dogs/cats can be difficult.
  • Detection of dogs/cats without much contrast between facial parts (eyes and nose) and their overall body color can be difficult.


  • Detection of wrinkly, short muzzled face can be difficult.
  • Detection can be difficult if the distance between the eyes and tip of nose is comparatively long (dogs with long nose can be difficult to detect when shooting down from an angle).
  • Dection of cats with thin faces can be difficult.


  • Detection of dogs with hair covering the eyes, nose or entire face can be difficult.
  • Detection of cats with hair covering the facial contour can be difficult.


  • Detection of dogs/cats that are constantly in motion cannot be recognized.


  • Detection of dogs/cats in a backlit situation can be difficult.
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