with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Smile for the Camera

Some of the technological advances being made in photography are wonderful, some are amazing, and some are silly. I’ll leave you to be the judge of the following, though I see its usefulness.

The Canada Edmonton Journal reports in “Smile, the camera is waiting for you” that the Japanese have come up with a camera that “guarantees a smile”.

Canon’s automatic smile detection system prototype turned heads at the recent Japanese giant’s Canon Expo 2005 in New York, an event also held in Paris and Tokyo every five years.
The camera’s artificial intelligence tracks all moving faces within sight and snaps the picture when smiles and bright eyes peak — a challenge for even professional photographers. It will be a while before this camera hits the streets.

One Comment

  • Posted November 18, 2005 at 22:25 | Permalink

    Have to go with silly since many people don’t smile for a reason (self-conscious about teeth, don’t want to look phony, in a bad mood, etc.)

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