System requirements for Pentax Optio's face detection feature: a face.
Yes, we could tell you about the Pentax Optio's 16 megapixel sensor, the generous 18X zoom, or the large 3.0-inch LCD, but we'd like to use this space for something different. We'd like to clarify a few things about the face detection feature:
1. First off, just to repeat: it's face DETECTION, not face DETECTIVE. If you are seeking assistance with the disappearance of a face, or some other mysterious face-related crime, we suggest you hire a professional.
2. Yes, the camera can recognize faces for perfectly focused and exposed portraits, BUT only if the face itself is easily recognized as a face. If people are constantly confusing your face for a bonsai tree or an umbrella, the face detection may have a harder time picking it up.
3. Similarly, we are NOT giving refunds to anyone who "tricks" the camera into detecting a face where there isn't one. Please, show some respect for the device!
4. The Optio also features a dedicated pet recognition feature; however, using this on animals that do not belong to you does NOT make them your pets. It is simply a feature that helps you take the best pictures possible. It denotes no transference of ownership.
We hope you have found this information useful. Now get this PENTAX Optio, go out there, and start shooting faces. Wait, maybe that sounds more violent than it was supposed to sound...