"I have many points I obsess over when it comes to taking pictures of myself or an object." Though Yunkoro is proud of her photographic skill, additional help has arrived from Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp - a camera that can brush up, clean up and even put make-up on your face.
The LUMIX FX77, released last Friday, has a "beauty re-touch" function that will whiten your teeth, increase the translucency of your skin, remove dark eye circles, make your face look smaller and even magnify the size of your eyes. For the final touch, it will apply rouge, lipstick and even eye shadow. There has been huge customer demand for such a product, said Akiko Enoki, a Panasonic project manager in charge of developing the camera.
With the digital camera market saturated, Panasonic hopes the current craze for social networking and blogs that has swept Japan and the world will help lift their product's fortunes. The new camera has already been a hit at Bic Camera, a discount electronics retailer, which was allowed to sell the camera a week before the official launch date.