Canon facial recognition will focus on you and friends


While most point and shoot cameras now come with a facial recognition focus system, Canon are said to be going one further with their latest cameras.

The new PowerShot ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS will apparently feature a 'Face ID' system which will identify your friends and family and ensure they are always the ones in focus.

The cameras will remember the faces of up to 12 people who will receive preferential focus when you are taking photos.

A spokesperson for Canon said: "A new Face ID feature, allowing users to register up to 12 people on the camera and have the camera recognize and prioritize each person.

"When registering individuals on the camera, users can take up to five images of a subject at various angles or facial expressions and enter their name and birth date.

"This allows the camera to make one of three age distinctions: Babies (0 to 1 year old), Children (2 to 12 years old) or Adults (13 years or older).

"Based on these different groups, the camera will give focus priority to the youngest recognized group in the frame and makes the images searchable as well with the ability to view only those images of a particular person."