The 7.2 million pixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z75 is the second new offering from Casio today. The replacement to the EX-Z70 (announced last June), the EX-Z75 - like the EX-Z1050 above - adds a wide aspect (14:9) 2.6-inch screen, but is otherwise a fairly minor upgrade.

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Casio Introduces Stylish New 7.2 Megapixel Digital Camera

Generous new 2.6 inch wide LCD display makes camera information easier to see, more user-friendly

London, January 30, 2007Casio Electronics Co. Ltd. and its parent company Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced the introduction of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z75, a new addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. This latest member of the EXILIM family features a newly developed wide LCD display for improved image viewing and ease of use, and delivers an effective 7.2 megapixels.

This new model follows Casio’s release last year of the 7.2 megapixel EX-Z70, a camera that featured the slim looks, quick shooting style, and large LCD display of an EXILIM while also making both camera setup and shooting simpler than ever. Families and other casual users enthusiastically welcomed the EX-Z70.

The new high quality, high performance EX-Z75 retains all the advanced functions of the EX-Z70, including Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects. Its generous new 2.6 inch wide LCD display, makes it enjoyable for users to capture breathtaking wide aspect ratio images, and also makes the camera functions easier to see and operate.

The EX-Z75 can display information on the right side of the ample screen, separate from the subject shown on the monitor whilst shooting. It enables users to quickly change settings on the information display when shooting. In Easy Mode, menus for simplifying a wide array of camera settings (flash, self-timer and image size) are also shown on the right side of the monitor for easy viewing and use.

Main Features

  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 7.2 million effective pixels and 3x optical zoom.
  • Generous new 2.6 inch wide LCD display (14:9 aspect ratio).
  • Setting information displayed on right side of monitor to improve viewing and ease of use.
  • Easy Mode for simple shooting with intuitive menus.
  • Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z75 will be available in the UK from February 2007 in silver, blue and pink at a UK Suggested Selling Price of £179.99.

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z75 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 7.41 million pixels total
• 7.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3072 x 2304
• 3072 x 2048 (3:2)
• 3072 x 1728 (16:9)
• 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 512 x 384 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 15fps
File formats • JPEG Exif v2.2
• DCF
• DPOF
• Motion JPEG
• AVI
Lens • 38-114mm (35mm equiv)
• 3x optical zoom
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus • Contrast Detection AF
• Auto Focus
• Macro Mode
• Pan Focus
• Infinity Mode
• Manual Focus
AF area modes Spot or Multi
AF assist lamp n/a
Focus distance • AF: 40cm - infinity
• Macro: 10 - 50cm
• Manual: 10cm - infinity
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center weighted
• Spot by imaging element
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
Shuttter speed • 1/2 - 1/2000 sec (Auto)
• 4 - 1/2000 sec (Night Scene)
Aperture F3.1 - 4.4 auto switching
Modes • Program AE
• BEST SHOT
• Continuous
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual
Self timer 10 or 2 secs, Triple self-timer
Continuous shooting approx 1.2 sec intervals
Flash • Auto
• On
• Off
• Soft Flash
• Red-eye reduction
• Range: 0.1 - 3.5m (wide) 0.6 - 1.9m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.6-inch TFT
• 114,960 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Full Speed
• USB/AV
Print compliance n/a
Storage • SDHC / SD / MMC / MMC plus card compatible
• 8 MB built-in memory
Power • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NP-20
• Battery Charger included
Weight (no batt) 122 g
Dimensions 95.4 x 60.6 x 19.6 mm

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