Nikon COOLPIX S9700 User Manual

Using Face Detection

Using Face Detection

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Using Face Detection

In the following shooting modes, the camera 
uses face detection to automatically focus on 
human faces. 

• Scene auto selector, Portrait, or Night 

portrait scene mode (

A32)

• Smart portrait mode (A39)

• When AF area mode (A62) in j, k, l, or 

m mode (A43) is set to Face priority.

If the camera detects more than one face, a double border is displayed around 
the face that the camera focuses on, and single borders are displayed around 
the other faces.

If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway when no faces are detected:

• When Scene auto selector is selected, the focus area changes depending 

on the scene.

• In Portrait or Night portrait scene mode or smart portrait mode, the 

camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.

• In j, k, l, or m mode, the camera selects the focus area containing the 

subject closest to the camera.

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Notes About Face Detection

• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including the 

direction in which the faces are looking. 

• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:

- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed

- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame

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Face Detection During Movie Recording

When AF area mode (

A80) in the movie menu is set to Face priority, the camera 

focuses on human faces during movie recording.
If the 

b (e movie-record) button is pressed when no faces are detected, the 

camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.

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