Face Detect / Gradation Auto

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Brian Beezley, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    I discovered today that when I engage face detect in my E-PL2, gradation switches to auto. I can't find any reference to this in the user manual. Do other Olympus cameras do this?

  2. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    That seems odd. My E-M10 doesn't do this and I am almost sure my E-PL1 doesn't either - I use face detection quite a lot and I don't remember noticing gradation at anything other than normal.
  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks, Alan. I think it's a bug. I can switch back to Normal now that I know it happens. Sure couldn't figure out how it got set when I was going through some shots today until I experimented with the camera. I seldom use face detection so I never ran into this before.

    Incidentally, I noticed today that a microphone in front of a singer inhibits face detection! At least for my E-PL2 version of it.


    Edit - The problem occurs when I assign face detect to Fn or the red-dot button. I discovered today that gradation does not change if I use the Super Control Panel to change face detect.