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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60

By dpreview staff on Feb 21, 2006 at 07:05 GMT

Pre-PMA 2006: Casio has also launched today the Exilim Zoom EX-Z60. This 6 million pixel camera features 'Anti Shake' DSP, 3x zoom, a large 2.5-inch screen and has 33 BEST SHOT scene modes wrapped up in a slimline all-metal casing.

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New EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Loaded With Convenient Features, Even Easier To Use

New Digital Camera Offers Big Performance In A Small, Sleek Package

FEBRUARY 21 2006, LONDON, UK–CASIO ELECTRONICS CO. LTD., in conjunction with its parent company CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced the release of a new addition to its stylish and high-resolution EXILIM ZOOM digital camera series. The simple to use EX-Z60 offers 6.0 megapixel images and a 3x optical zoom packed into a slim body enhanced by rounded edges. The camera features a large, easy-to-see 2.5” LCD monitor as well as the Anti Shake DSP, which along with the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions considerably reduces the incidence of blurred images due to moving subjects or shaky hands, ensuring that beautiful images can be created and enjoyed by anyone. The EX-Z60 comes with many other convenient and user-friendly features, including Easy Mode, a simplified camera menu that facilitates effortless picture taking.

The EXILIM line is a culmination of CASIO’s core technologies of miniaturization and digital technology resulting in a smaller, higher resolution camera. EXILIM has led the current digital camera trend of stylish, compact and fast action functions. The EX-Z60 is the latest in CASIO’s pursuit of a digital camera that is both high tech and hassle-free, bringing the fun and enjoyment of digital photography to everyone.

In addition to its compact and stylish design, a noteworthy EX-Z60 function includes Revive Shot, which refreshes faded colours of old photos by bringing them back to life in digital format, automatically adjusts for obliquity even when photos are shot while still in the album. The Rapid Flash function enables three consecutive, high-speed flash photos in only one second, ensuring that no special moments are missed. The Easy Mode setting provides a simplified, easy to understand, andconvenient version of the settings menu and camera interface, designed especially for first time users but also helpful to those who prefer a basic camera settings interface as well. The BEST SHOT button enables convenient, one-touch access to 33 scenarios chosen from an image menu and providing the user with a wide range of camera settings for taking hassle-free photos every time.

The new EX-Z60 is a stylish and easy to use digital camera that takes high quality images and comes loaded with the latest features and functions. CASIO continues to bring the fun and versatility of digital photography to users everywhere.

EX-Z60 FEATURES

Stylish, Slim, Compact Size High Performance Mode

  • 6.0 megapixel high resolution CCD and 3x optical zoom lens
  • Large easy-to-see 2.5 inch TFT LCD display
  • The EXILIM Engine features the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused by shaky hands or moving subjects
  • 95.2mm (W) x 60.6mm (H) x 19.8mm (D), slim compact size (thinnest point: 16.2 mm)
  • Slim body enhanced by rounded edges and shape; stylish design accentuated by a sophisticated framework
  • Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 1.4 seconds*1
  • After the shutter is pressed, the image is recorded almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.002 seconds*2 release time lag
  • High-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 seconds
  • Subjects appear brightly on the display monitor even under low light conditions, enabling easy shot composition

Various functions to make incredibly beautiful pictures possible

  • “Rapid Flash” enables three consecutive, high speed flash photos in only one second
  • “Soft Flash” prevents over exposure when taking shots in Macro, etc.
  • “Revive Shot” refreshes the colors of old, faded photos and saves them in digital format
  • The 33 scene “BEST SHOT” enables selection of the appropriate camera setting for both still photos and movies via a sample image menu

High quality multi-use functions

  • The “Easy Mode” menu is a simplified camera interface for user-friendly operation
  • The “Auto Macro” mode allows for automatic switching between macro and auto focus modes
  • The “9 Point Multi AF” clearly indicates areas of focus when photographing subjects with multiple focus points
  • The “Quick Shutter” function reduces mistakes by facilitating simple and easy high-speed focusing
  • The “Flash Assist” mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas within the shot
  • The “Exposure Warning” mode warns over or under exposure via an on-screen display
  • The “Icon Help” function provides icon guidance when adjusting camera settings
  • The “Direct On” button allows quick startup in both shooting and playback modes
  • Equipped with a one-touch “BEST SHOT” button that allows you to select the appropriate mode for your shot.

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

Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 6.37 million pixels total
• 6.0 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2816 x 2112
• 2816 x 1872 (3:2)
• 2304 x 1728
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480
• 320 x 240
• With audio WAV
File formats • Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
• Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Lens • 38-114mm equiv
• F3.1-F5.9
• 3x optical zoom
Image stabilization Anti Shake DSP
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus • Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, multi)
• 9-point Multi AF
• Program AE
• Macro mode
• Infinity mode
• Pan focus
• Manual focus
Focus distance • Normal: 40cm to infinity
• Macro: 10 to 50cm
• Manual: 10cm to infinity
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto (Max ISO 800 when using 'Anti-Shake' or' High Sensitivity' BEST SHOT modes)
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation • +/-2EV
• in 1/3 EV steps
Shuttter speed 1/2 to 1/2000 sec
Aperture F3.1/4.4 (auto switching)
Modes • Still
• Still with audio
• Continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, flash continuous)
• BEST SHOT
Scene modes 33 BEST SHOT modes
White balance • Auto
• 6 modes
• Manual
Self timer • 2 or 10 secs
• Triple self-timer
Flash • Built-in
• Range: 0.1-3.7m (wide) 0.6-1.9m (tele)
• Auto
• On
• Off
• Soft Flash
• Red eye reduction
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch TFT
• 115,200 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0
• AV
• Microphone
Print compliance • DPOF
Storage • 8.3MB internal memory
• SD / MMC compatible
Power • NP-20 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
• Charger included
Weight (no batt) 118 g
Dimensions 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm
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