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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70

Jun 22, 2006 at 06:05 GMT

Fresh from Casio is this super slim 7.2MP camera, the Exilim Zoom EX-Z70. Featuring Casio's 'Anti-Shake' DSP, a large 2.5-inch LCD and 3x zoom, the EX-Z70 will be available in black and silver finishes.

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Press Release:

Casio Introduces EXILIM®ZOOM EX-Z70, A Slim, Stylish Digital Camera with 7.2 Megapixels

Features Easy Mode for Simple Camera Setup

LONDON, UK June 22, 2006CASIO ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. and its parent company, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., announced today the release of the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z70, a new addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. This newest high resolution member of the EXILIM family delivers an effective 7.2 megapixels.

The EXILIM series has a reputation for transforming the digital camera market. Slim and stylish, packed with superior functionality, and astonishingly easy to use, EXILIM cameras combine the benefits of compact size, intuitive controls, large displays, and long battery life. The release of the new EX-Z70 complements the already available EX-Z60, a high-performance, 6.0 megapixel model released earlier this year. The EX-Z70 increases the resolution to 7.2 megapixels for even more detailed, beautiful photographs.

Like its forerunner, the EX-Z70 features Easy Mode, a user-friendly camera menu for beginners. Easy Mode simplifies the wide array of camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash, and self-timer). With Easy Mode, users can make camera settings using simple onscreen descriptions, enabling even beginners to get started right away with the fun of photography. A combination of other powerful features ensures that beautiful photos are captured with just a touch of the shutter button:

The camera’s lightweight aluminium body comes finished in either luxurious black or high quality silver. The top of the body is rounded to give it a soft look, and the overall design is a perfect blend of fashion and functionality. The EX-Z70 captures those priceless moments in a stylish package that puts superior image quality in the palm of every user’s hand.

The CASIO EXILIM EX-Z70 will be available in black from the beginning of July, and silver from the beginning of August, with a guide retail price of £229.99. To learn more, visit www.casio.co.uk

Casio Exilim EX-Z70 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)
• 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
• WAV audio
File formats • JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• DCF 1.0 Standard
• DPOF
Lens • 38-114mm equiv
• 3x optical zoom
Image stabilization Anti-Shake DSP (not optical stabilization)
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, multi)
Focus distance • Normal: 40cm - infinity
• Macro: 10 - 50cm
• Manual: 10cm - infinity
Metering • Multi-pattern,
• Center- weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compensation • -/+ 2EV
• in 1/3 EV steps
Shuttter speed 1/2 - 1/2000 sec
Aperture F3.1/4.4, auto switching
Modes • Still image
• Still with audio
• Continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, flash continuous)
• BEST SHOT
• Macro
• Movie
• Voice recording
Scene modes BEST SHOT modes
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual switching
Self timer • 10 or 2 secs
• Triple self-timer
Flash • Auto
• On
• Off
• Red eye reduction
• Soft Flash
• Range: 0.1 - 3.7m (wide) 0.6 - 1.9m (tele)
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch TFT
• 115,200 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Full Speed
• AV
• Microphone
Storage • SD / MMC compatible
• 8.3MB internal memory
Power NP-20 lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Weight (no batt) 118g
Dimensions 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm