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PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation FaceTracker Now Available In Minton Digital Cameras
FaceTracker Locks Faces in Digital Cameras for Perfect Focus & Exposure - Even in Poor Lighting
Burlingame, CA, September 17, 2007, -- FotoNation, Inc. www.fotonation.com, a world-leading embedded imaging solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today that its award-winning patent-pending FaceTracker™ face detection and tracking technology for digital cameras is now available in the Minton Brica DigiArt i90, Z870 and Z970 digital cameras. FotoNation FaceTracker automatically detects the presence of a subject's face and tracks the position of the face as it changes within the viewfinder preview to assure that portrait photos are focused and properly exposed every time.
The FaceTracker technology uses a radically new approach to identify, lock, and track human faces as they move within the camera preview image frame. As a photo is being previewed in the viewfinder, the software detects and tracks up to ten faces simultaneously. Boxes are drawn around each face to provide feedback of correct detection. Exposure settings are instantly applied, so that faces are never dark, even in poor lighting. FaceTracker technology is also available in PENTAX and Samsung digital cameras.
FotoNation is a world-leading independent provider of embedded imaging solutions for the digital camera industry. The company's extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes in-camera red-eye removal technology, dust detection and removal, face tracking, and face identification. FotoNation develops innovative solutions, patents, and products to enhance, extend, and simplify the picture taking and sharing experience. Clients include AOL, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Microsoft, Minton, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony, among others. FotoNation has won numerous awards, including the DIMA 2006 Innovative Product Award and the prestigious 2006 European IST award for its Red-Eye Detection and Correction Technology. Over half of digital cameras sold today, contain FotoNation Technology.
For more information, see http://www.fotonation.com.
About Minton Optic Industry Co. Ltd.
Minton Optic Industry Co., Ltd., was founded in 1985, and is a leading OEM/ODM camera manufacturer in Taiwan. The company has captured a leadership role in the camera industry delivering the most technologically advanced products through a highly competitive and extensive product line of conventional film and digital still cameras. Minton leverages years of experience and expertise as both an OEM/ODM provider to meet customers' special requirements from all over the world and has gained worldwide recognition and respect within the optic industry.
For more information, see: http://www.minton.com.tw
FotoNation® is a registered trademark of FotoNation Inc. FaceTracker is a trademark of FotoNation Inc.
(First posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 13:22 EDT)