As part of the already announced Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is including new drivers for the camera components. This firmware update is following the most recent update of June.
While the June Firmware update is to improve the battery saving mode for the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book, the Windows 10’s anniversary firmware update added a whole bunch of new drivers for the camera.
Here is a list of all the new drivers for the new firmware update:
- Intel driver update for Intel Imaging Signal Processor 2500
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel Control Logic
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front
- Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel AVSTTream Camera 2500
- Intel Corporation driver update for Intel CSI2 Host Controller
The main purpose of the new drivers for the camera is to optimize face recognition (although the current face recognition works quite well for me already!). Windows hello is the new way of logging in to your Windows device with ease.
I’m curious, do you use the face recognition feature? How reliable is it for you? Does it prevent others from unlocking your Surface effectively?
I’ve had this feature in the past in older Dell laptops and it was not very reliable. The implementation on the Surface is far better for me.