One Fine Cam: The FujiFilm FinePix F31d

FujiFilm FinePix F31d

It’s a showcase for Fuji’s Face Detection Technology, and this one has the fastest FDT feature around: face detection in just 0.05 seconds. The FinePix F31d follows in the footsteps of its award-winning sibling, the TIPA and DIMA awardee FinePix F30.

Fuji says, “Its unrivalled low-light performance of ISO 3200 at full resolution combines with Face Detection to make the FinePix F31fd the ultimate compact for people photography.”

Fujifilm’s Face Detection technology was originally developed for the company’s photofinishing division, where it was used for reproducing the fine detail in people’s faces in print. It works by triangulating eyes and mouth, using an algorithm to optimize focus and exposure for up to ten faces in a single frame. A green square surrounds the face of the primary subject on the camera’s LCD screen, while white squares identify up to nine other subjects.

The F31d features a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, 6-megapixel Super CCD HR VI and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.