Casio has today revealed an all new ultra-slim 'Exilim Card' series digital camera, the seven megapixel EX-S770. Sporting a new smoothed, rounded design and glossy finish it looks slick and expensive. The S770 features a three times optical zoom lens, a large bright 2.8" LCD monitor, and 16:9 format MPEG-4 video capture. The S770 is 17 mm (2/3 in) thin and weighs just 127 g (4.5 oz) without its Lithium-Ion battery. UPDATE: Additionally Casio US has confirmed the already announced EX-Z70 and EX-Z700 will be available there.

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Casio Introduces EXILIM® Card EX-S770
Ultra-Slim Digital Camera with Wide-Screen LCD

Features Wide-Aspect Movie Recording and Data Storage Function

TOKYO, August 8, 2006 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the EXILIM® Card EX-S770. This latest addition to the stylish EXILIM digital camera series is a powerful digital camera packed with advanced functions.

The attractive EX-S770 shoots 7.2-megapixel still images and records high-quality movies in MPEG-4 format. In addition, it features Casio’s Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen LCD, but still retains the ultra-slim card size of its predecessors. Its impressive wide-screen display employs a 230,000-pixel LCD that clearly displays images and information down to the smallest detail, and boasts a maximum brightness of around 1100cd/m2—more than bright enough to see outdoors on a sunny day. Casio has also added new functions to make the most of the EX-S770’s new wide screen.

The high-quality stainless steel body of the EX-S770 is the epitome of design elegance and ensures ease of operation as well, while maintaining all the slimness and beauty the EXILIM Card line is renowned for. The EXILIM Card EX-S770 is available in three exciting colors: premium silver, blazing red, and graphite blue.

New Functions

Wide-aspect movies

In addition to high-quality, VGA-size movies in MPEG-4 format, the EX-S770 can record 16:9 aspect ratio movies compatible with wide-screen TVs, which are growing in popularity. The camera records impressive movies with a simple press of the movie button. There is no need to change modes. It also features an electronic anti-shake function that delivers beautiful movies by minimizing blur from shaky hands.

Data Storage function

The included Data Transport software enables computer data — including business documents, e-mail, and Web pages — to be automatically converted to JPEG format and transferred to the camera. For instance, tourist attractions and maps that users have looked up on the internet can be viewed on the camera's LCD, eliminating the need to carry around a guidebook. The camera also includes PHOTO TRANSPORT for transferring stored photos in a PC to the camera.

Key features for superior performance

  • 7.2 million effective pixels; 3X optical zoom
  • Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen LCD
  • Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects
  • BEST SHOT modes deliver great photo results simply by selecting one of 35 sample images to represent the current photo scene

Casio Exilim Card EX-S770 specifications

Sensor

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

Image sizes • 3072 x 2304
• 3072 x 2048 (3:2)
• 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 704 x 384 (Wide)
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240
• MPEG-4, AVI format
Lens • 38 - 114mm equiv
• 3x optical zoom
• F2.7 - F5.2
Image stabilization Anti-Shake DSP (not optical stabilization)
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus modes • Auto focus
• Macro focus
• Pan focus
• Infinity mode
• Manual focus
AF area • Spot
• Multi
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • Normal: 40cm - infinity
• Macro: 15cm - 50cm
• Manual: 15cm - infinity
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center-weighted
• Spot by CCD
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800 (Anti Shake or High Sensitivity modes)
Exposure compensation • -/+ 2.0 EV
• in 1/3 EV steps
Shuttter speed

• Auto: 1/2 to 1/2000 sec
• Night: 4 to 1/2000 sec

Scene modes BEST SHOT modes
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual
Self timer • 10 or 2 secs
• Triple self-timer
Flash • Auto
• On
• Off
• Red eye reduction
• Range: 0.3 - 1.7 m (wide), 0.4 - 0.9 m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.8" TFT LCD (14:9 aspect ratio)
• 230,400 pixels
Connectivity • USB cradle connector
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Storage • SD / SD-HC / MMC compatible
• 6.0 MB internal memory
Power NP-20 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Weight (no batt) 127 g (4.5 oz)
Dimensions 95 x 60 x 17 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 0.7 mm)

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