a57 Face Detect fail

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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a57 Face Detect fail
Jan 21, 2013

Probably the only thing I don't like about the a57 is that face-detect rarely works.

I'm hoping I'm just missing a setting or something.

Settings: Face detect on, wide area focus.

While pointed at a face, the square shows up, the camera tells me it knows the face is there, but when I half-press, it does not lock on the face unless the face is somewhere near the center of the frame.

Why is that?  The little inferior Nikon V1 locks instantly no matter where the face is in the field.

Am I missing a setting or is this your experience as well?

Really frustrating to hand the camera off to someone only to get it back with you blurry, and the background sharp.

Nikon 1 V1 Sony SLT-A57
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