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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z750 & EX-Z57

Feb 15, 2005 at 11:05 GMT

Pre-PMA 2005: Casio has today announced to new additions to its Exilim range with the 7.2 megapixel Exilim EX-Z750 and the 5 megapixel Exilim EX-Z57, which boasts Casio's biggest LCD yet at 2.7 inches. The Z750 offers a wide shutter speed range of 60 - 1/6000 sec and MPEG-4 movie capture, which has a Past Movie function enabling video recording to begin from five seconds before the shutter is pressed. The Z57 does away with a viewfinder altogether as it's replaced by that large LCD, and a proprietary Super Life battery is said to give 400 shots per charge. Both cameras come with an AC adapter cradle for recharging batteries and viewing stills and movie footage on a television via AV out. The Exilim EX-Z750 and Exilim EX-Z57 will be available in April.

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Press Release:

CASIO expands the EXILIM ZOOM digital camera range with two new models

A powerful 7 megapixel compact, the EX-Z750, and its largest ever TFT display with the EX-Z57, grow the CASIO EXILIM range

February 15, 2005, London, UK - CASIO ELECTROINCS CO., LTD. has announced two exciting additions to its popular EXILIM ZOOM series. The new CASIO EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z750 is equipped with an astonishing 7.2 megapixels and an array of manual features, while the new 5.0 megapixel CASIO EXILIM EX-Z57 boasts an extra large 2.7” display – CASIO’s biggest screen ever! Both models offer extended battery life, making them ideal for use during long vacations, business travel, and other occasions requiring the amazing stamina that these cameras offer.

The CASIO EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z750
The EX-Z750’s 7.2 megapixel CCD delivers excellent picture quality with remarkably high definition, while the optical 3 x zoom lens and large 2.5” TFT colour display makes framing and sharing shots a breeze. In addition to standard automatic operation, an extremely versatile array of shooting functions enables users to achieve a variety of photo effects. Using MPEG-4 format, high quality movies can also be taken in VGA size (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second. CASIO has included its EXILIM Engine to reduce power consumption and its SUPER LIFE battery to enable an impressive 325 shots (CIPA standards) on a single charge. When set in its cradle, an AV out connection allows the user to view and share the photos or movies taken on their television.

The CASIO EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z57
The extra-large 2.7” TFT colour display represents an amazingly brilliant picture for framing and viewing without compromising the compact and sleek design. The EX-Z57 features 5 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens for capturing photos of remarkable quality. The extra-long battery life of approximately 400 shots (CIPA standards) on a single battery charge assures users that they can enjoy shooting and sharing at their pictures over and over again without ever worrying about running out of power.

CASIO’s cameras are now well known worldwide for their advanced miniaturisation and digital technology. The entire range encompasses slim, compact bodies coupled with the latest in digital imaging, making them faster, smaller, and more powerful. CASIO’s unique developments, such as the EXILIM Engine and SUPER LIFE battery technology, along with sleek design put the CASIO EXILIM cameras at the cutting edge of the digital camera world.

Both cameras will be available in the UK from the beginning of April 2005, from all good photographic stores. Recommended retail prices will be confirmed closer to the time of availability.

EX-Z750 features:

7.2 MEGAPIXEL QUALITY WITH VERSATILE SHOOTING FUNCTIONS:

HIGH QUALITY MOVIE MODE

OTHER FEATURES

*1: with internal flash off, using internal memory
*2: with internal flash off
*3: ART SHOT (pastel, illustration or cross-filter), Includes ID photo, and Business Shot
*4: Includes Fireworks, Against the light, and Silent

EX-Z57 features:

HIGH PERFORMANCE OPERATION IN AN EASY TO USE, COMPACT DESIGN:

QUICK RESPONSE THANKS TO HIGH-SPEED DESIGN:

CONVENIENT USER FUNCTIONS:

FEATURES FOR FUN:

OTHER FEATURES:

*1: with internal flash off, using internal memory
*2: with internal flash off

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z750 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 7.4 million pixels total
• 7.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3072 x 2304
• 2304 x 2048 (3:2)
• 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 (HQ or Normal quality)
• 320 x 240
• Limited only by battery life and capacity of memory card
File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI (MPEG-4) @ 30 fps
• Sound: WAV

Lens • 38 - 114 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
• F 2.8 - 5.1
Digital zoom Up to 8x
Focus

• Contrast type AF
• Auto focus
• Macro
• Infinity
• Manual focus
• Pan focus (video only)

AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance

• Normal: 40 cm to infinity
• Macro: 10 - 50 cm

Metering • Multi pattern
• Center weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation • +/-2EV
• 1/3 EV steps
Shutter speed 60 - 1/6000 sec
Aperture F 2.8 / 4.0
Modes • Program
• Manual
Scene modes • BESTSHOT with 29 scene modes (still images)
• BESTSHOT with 5 scene modes (movie mode)
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual
Self timer

• 2 or 10 secs
• Triple self timer

Continuous shooting Yes
Flash • Modes: Auto, on/off, red-eye reduction
• Range: 0.4 m - 2.9 (W), 0.4 m - 1.6 m (T)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD
• 115,200 pixels
Connectivity • USB
• AV out
Print compliance

• PictBridge
• Exif
• PIM III

Storage • SD card
• 8.3 MB card supplied
Power • Proprietary SUPER LIFE lithium-ion rechargeable battery
• Cradle supplied
Weight (no batt) 127 g (4.5 oz)
Dimensions 89 x 59 x 22 mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 in)

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z57 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 5.3 million pixels total
• 5.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2560 x 1920
• 2560 x 1712 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 320 x 240
• Limited only by battery life and capacity of memory card
File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
• Sound: WAV

Lens • 35 - 105 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
• F 2.6 - 4.8
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus

• Contrast type AF
• Auto focus
• Macro
• Auto macro
• Infinity
• Manual focus
• Pan focus (video only)
• Auto pan focus
• Focus lock

AF area modes • Program AE
• 7-point multi-auto focus
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance

• Normal: 40 cm to infinity
• Macro: 6 - 50 cm

Metering • Multi pattern
• Center weighted
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation • +/-2EV
• 1/3 EV steps
Shutter speed • 1/8 - 1/2000
• 4 - 1/2000 (night scene)
• 2 sec fixed (fireworks)
Aperture F 2.6 / 4.3
Modes Program AE
Scene modes BESTSHOT with 23 scene modes
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual
Self timer

• 2 or 10 secs
• Triple self timer

Continuous shooting No
Flash • Modes: Auto, on/off, red-eye reduction
• Range: 0.4 m - 2.6 (W), 0.4 m - 2.0 m (T)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.7" TFT LCD
• 115,200 pixels
Connectivity

• USB
• AV out

Print compliance

• PictBridge
• Exif
• PIM III
• USB Direct Print

Storage • SD card
• 9.3 MB card supplied
Power

• Proprietary SUPER LIFE lithium-ion rechargeable battery
• Cradle supplied

Weight (no batt) 130 g (4.6 oz)
Dimensions 89 x 58 x 23 mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 in)