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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050

Jan 30, 2007 at 07:02 GMT

Casio has today announced two new additions to its popular ultra-slim Exilim Zoom range. We start here with the 10.1-megapixal EX-Z1050, successor to the EX-Z1000. The EX-Z1050 is just a shade smaller and lighter than the EX-Z1000, features a wider aspect 2.6-inch LCD screen and increases sensitivity to ISO 800.

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Press Release:

Casio Introduces Second Model in Line of Stylish 10.1 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Best-in-class 7 shot/second continuous shutter Subject blur reduction and auto-tracking AF utilizing motion analysis technology

London, January 30, 2007Casio Electronics Co. Ltd. and its parent company Casio Computer Co. Ltd., announced the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050, the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. Featuring a newly developed, high-performance, image-processing module, Casio’s new EX-Z1050 makes it even easier to enjoy shooting super-high resolution, 10.1 megapixel images.

Last year, Casio released the revolutionary EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1000, the first digital camera in the world to deliver 10.1 megapixel resolution in a size that fits easily in the palm of the hand. The EX-Z1000 won acclaim for making it simpler than ever to capture images at a remarkably high resolution, and its trend-setting performance created a brand new market.

Casio developed the new EX-Z1050, as stylish and slim as any EXILIM, to enable an even greater variety of people to enjoy photography at the super high-resolution of 10.1 megapixels. At this amazing level of detail, photos print crystal-clear even in large sizes or when trimmed to show just part of the image. The EX-Z1050 is even smaller than the EX-Z1000, but features Casio’s generous new 2.6 inch Wide and Bright LCD display. The camera’s lightweight aluminum construction makes it a breeze to carry and gives it an unforgettable look.

The EX-Z1050 is more than just convenient, stylish and cool: this camera is a truly high-performance device. It is built with the highly sophisticated EXILIM Engine 2.0 — a high-performance, image-processing module that not only improves image quality, but also boosts performance by, for instance, delivering new motion analysis technology. This latest model in the EXILIM series also delivers best-in-class* high-speed, continuous shooting at 7 shots per second until memory is full, empowering users to capture every split second of an action-packed scene.

* As of January 30, 2007, for compact digital cameras. Based on a Casio survey.

Main Features

The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050 will be available in the UK in silver, black, gold and pink at a Suggested Selling Price of £229.99.

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 specifications

Sensor

• 1/1.75 " Type CCD
• 10.3 million pixels total
• 10.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3648 x 2736
• 3648 x 2432 (3:2)
• 3648 x 2048 (16:9)
• 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 25fps
• 512 x 384 @ 25fps
• 320 x 240 @ 12.5fps
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
AF area modes Spot, Multi, Tracking
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • AF: 40cm - infinity
• Macro: 10 - 50cm
• Manual: 10cm - infinity
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center-weighted
• Spot by imaging element
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
Exposure compensation +/-2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Shuttter speed • 1/2 - 1/1000 sec (Auto)
• 4 - 1/1000 sec (Night Scene)
Aperture F2.8 - 8.0 auto switching
Modes • Program AE
• BEST SHOT
White balance • Auto
• Fixed (6 modes)
• Manual
Self timer 10 or 2 sec, Triple self-timer
Continuous shooting • approx 1.1 sec intervals
• High-speed: max 7 fps
Flash • Auto
• On
• Off
• Soft Flash
• Red-eye reduction
• Range: 0.1 - 3.3m (wide) 0.5 - 1.8m (tele)
• Rapid Flash: 0.4 - 2.0m (wide) 0.5 - 1.1m (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
• 15.4 MB built-in memory
Power • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NP-40
• Charger included
Weight (no batt) 125 g
Dimensions 91.1 x 57.2 x 24.2 mm

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