updated 05:35 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd
Fujifilm has introduced the FinePix Z5fd, the third camera (after the F31fd and the S6500fd) to use the company's Face Detection technology. When shooting a portrait, an FD camera prioritizes faces while judging autofocus and exposure. Up to ten faces are considered at a time. Going into Playback mode, the camera then zooms in to faces automatically, trimming off what it considers to be extraneous edges. The Z5fd is a 6.3MP camera with 3x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD. Aside from Face Detection, the camera also offers movie capture, ISO 1600 sensitivity, and IR data transfer to devices like phones and printers. It uses xD cards for storage. The camera is presently confirmed to ship in Japan and the United Kingdom.