Face Detect KP and K-1 with new firmware

Started Apr 15, 2021 | Discussions thread
xmeda
xmeda Senior Member • Posts: 1,759
Re: Face Detect KP and K-1 with new firmware

Hiril wrote:

I have KP, can you tell me how to use Face detection autofocus? Also can you tell me if it will work on manual lens(this may sound stupid) but what i meant to say is that i have couple of manual lens and I wish to nail focus on face everytime but end up focusing somewhere elese( even though I thougth that it was in focus in view finder.

LIVE-VIEW only. And switch face recognition on.

There is no way how to do face detection through phase-detect AF in Pentax DSLR world. You'll need hundreds of AF points for such attempts and that is not available on anything but machines like Nikon D6, Canon 1Dx etc.. with 100+ cross type sensors.

But even those are weak when compared to current hi-end mirrorless beasts which can combine phase-detect with real image processing (contrast detect, countours, shape tracking etc). That is undoable in phase-detect.

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