Panasonic DMC-TZ10 User Manual

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 Recording with the Face Recognition function 
Recording Mode: 
To enable the Face Recognition function, register a face picture (→79), or set the 
automatic registration of face pictures (→82) to [ON]. (The Face Recognition function is 
not enabled at the time of purchase.)
How the Face Recognition function works 
During recording 
• The camera recognises a registered face and adjusts focus 
and exposure 
• When registered faces that have set names are recognised, 
the names are displayed (up to 3 people)
• When [AUTO REGISTRATION] is [ON], faces that have 
been recorded many times are recognised and the 
registration screen is displayed 
During playback 
• The name and age are displayed (if information is registered) 
• During recording, the names that have been set for the recognised faces are 
displayed (up to 3 people)
• Only pictures of the selected registered people are played back ([CATEGORY PLAY])
[AF MODE] is fixed to   (Face Detection).
When Burst is performed, recording information relating to Face Recognition is put only 
on the first picture.
If you press the shutter button halfway, then point the camera at a different subject and 
record, recording information for a different person may be put on the picture.
Face Recognition does not work in the following cases:
[CLIPBOARD] Mode, motion picture recording, Scene Modes [TRANSFORM], 
Face Recognition searches for faces similar to those registered, but there is no 
guarantee it will always recognise these faces.
Face Recognition works by looking at certain facial characteristics and as a result takes 
longer than ordinary Face Detection.
Even if Face Recognition information is registered, pictures recorded when the name is 
[OFF] are not categorized for Face Recognition in [CATEGORY PLAY].
Even if Face Recognition information is changed (→81), Face Recognition 
information for previously recorded pictures is not changed.
For example, if a name is changed, pictures recorded before the change are not 
categorized for Face Recognition in [CATEGORY PLAY].
To change name information for pictures already recorded, perform a [REPLACE] (→136) 
 Registering face pictures 
Up to 6 people’s face pictures can be registered along with such information as name and 
birth date.
You can facilitate Face Recognition by the way you register faces: for example, register 
multiple face pictures of the same person (up to 3 pictures in one registration).
Recording tips when registering face pictures 
• Make sure the subject’s eyes are open and mouth closed; have the subject face the 
camera directly, and make sure the outline of the face, the eyes and eyebrows are 
not hidden by hair.
• Make sure there are no heavy shadows on the face. (During registration, the flash is 
not used).
If the camera seems to have difficulty recognizing faces when recording 
• Register additional pictures of the same person’s face, indoors and outdoors or with 
different expressions or angles.
• Register additional pictures at the place you are recording.
• Change the [SENSITIVITY] settings.
• If a registered person is no longer recognised, re-register that person.
In some cases, the camera cannot recognise or incorrectly recognises even registered 
people depending on their expression or the environment.
• The eyes or eyebrows are hidden by hair 
• The subject is not facing the camera directly 
• The subject’s eyes are closed
• The subject is dark or lit from a vertical angle 
• The subject is facing up or down 
• It is extremely bright or dark
• The image of the subject is too small
• The subject’s facial features have changed with age 
• The subject’s expression is very different
• The subject’s entire face is not in the screen
• The subject has very similar facial features as a family member, etc.
• There is little shadow on the face
• The subject is moving rapidly
• The photographer is jittering
• Digital Zoom is being used
• The subject’s face is hidden by sunglasses, eyeglasses reflecting light, hair, a hat, etc.
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