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Casio EXILIM EX-V8 and EX-Z1080

Aug 28, 2007 at 13:00 GMT

Casio today announced its EXILIM EX-V8 and EX-Z1080 compact digital cameras, making much of their YouTube™ Capture Mode. The 8.1 megapixel EX-V8 fits a 7x 38-266 equivalent lens totally within its slim shell and irons out any shakes with a CCD-shift image stabilization system. The EX-Z1080 ups the pixel count to 10.1 and sports a 3x 38-114 equivalent zoom. Modern H.264/AVC video encoding ensures movie file sizes remain small yet high quality and YouTube™ Capture Mode sets all the right parameters for easy posting via the company's unique “YouTube™ Uploader for CASIO” software. Other headline features include face-detection, Anti Shake DSP and sensitivities up to ISO 6400.

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CASIO INTRODUCES TWO STYLISH EXILIM® DIGITAL CAMERAS
WITH YOUTUBE™ CAPTURE MODE

The EX-V8 is equipped with a 7X Optical Zoom and 8.1 Megapixels;
the EX-Z1080 features High ISO 6400 Sensitivity and 10.1 Megapixels

DOVER, NJ, AUGUST 28, 2007 – Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released two new EXILIM digital cameras today. The EX-V8 features a slim, yet powerful optical zoom like its predecessors in the EXILIM Hi-Zoom series. The EX-Z1080, the latest addition to the core EXILIM Zoom series, packs an outstanding range of functions into a compact size.

The EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a slim shape that is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand. The camera features a 7X optical internal zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.

The 10.1 megapixel EX-Z1080 produces beautiful photographs even when making large prints. It also enables high sensitivity photography up to a maximum of ISO 6400, and is ideal for photographing darker scenes and reducing blur caused by shaky hands and subject movement.

Both new models incorporate the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high-performance image processing module, which allows high quality movies to be recorded at the high compression rate of the next-generation H.264 standard. They also feature a YouTube™ Capture Mode, which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTube™, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube™ allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs and e-mail. Casio has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to YouTube™. This makes it easier than ever for people to enjoy “snapshot movies” of everyday fun, trips, and other occasions

Casio Announces New Additions to EXILIM line…Add One

“Each year we strive to make advancements in our popular EXILIM digital cameras,” said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. “These models are no exception, as they blend many of the standard features EXILIM cameras are known for, with groundbreaking new technology such as YouTube™ Capture Mode, and the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high performance image processing module. If you ever needed an excuse to shoot photos and videos of friends or family these EXILIM cameras are it!”

The EX-V8 will have an MSRP of $329.99 and the EX-Z1080 an MSRP of $279.99. Both models will be available at retail in September.

Main Features of EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 & EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

Other Features of the EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8

Other Features of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

Casio Exilim EX-V8 Specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 8.3 million pixels total
• 8.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 3264 x 2448
• 3264 x 2176 (3:2)
• 2816 x 2112
• 2304 x 1728
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

Movie clips • 848 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 15 fps
Maximum clip length Up to capacity of card or 4 GB
File formats • JPEG Exif v2.2
• MOV (H.264 / AVC) with WAV audio (stereo)
Lens • 7x optical zoom
• 6.3 - 44.1 mm (38 - 266 35 mm equiv)
• F3.4- F5.3
Optical image stabilization Yes (CCD-shift type)
Conversion lenses

No

Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus modes • Autofocus
• Macro
• Infinity lock
• Manual focus
Focus distance • Autofocus: 15.75" - ∞
• Macro: 3.94" - 19.69"
• Manual focus: 3.94" - ∞
AF area modes • Spot
• Multi
• Tracking
AF assist lamp Yes
Metering • Multi-Pattern
• Center-weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto (50-800)*
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
* up to 1600 in High Sensitivity scene mode
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
Shutter speed • 1/2 - 1/800 sec (Program AE)
• Up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode
• Up to 60 sec in Shutter priority and Manual
Aperture F3.4 / F4.6 / F9.2*, auto switching
*ND filter
Modes

• Program AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Shutter Speed Priority AE
• Manual Exposure

Scene modes

• 34 BEST SHOT modes
• 11 Movie BEST SHOT modes

White balance Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Self timer Yes
Continuous shooting • Continuous: 1 fps
• High-Speed Continuous: 4 fps (1600 x 1200)
• Rapid Flash: 3 fps
Flash • Auto
• Forced On
• Forced Off
• Soft Flash
• Red-Eye reduction
• Range (Standard): Wide: 0.33 - 8.54 ft, Tele: 3.28 - 5.58 ft
• Range (Rapid Flash): Wide: 1.31 - 7.22 ft, Tele: 3.28 - 4.59 ft
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch TFT color LCD
• 230,000 pixels
Connectivity

• USB cradle connector
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible

Print compliance • DPOF
Storage • SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus
• 11.8 MB internal storage
Power • NP-50 Rechargeable lithium ion battery
• AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 5.26 oz
Dimensions 3.76 x 2.35 x 1.0 in

Casio Exilim EX-Z1080 Specifications

Sensor

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

Image sizes

• 3648×2736
• 3648×2432 (3:2)
• 3648×2048 (16:9)
• 2560×1920
• 2048×1536
• 1600×1200
• 640×480

Movie clips • 848 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 15 fps
Maximum clip length Up to capacity of card or 4 GB
File formats • JPEG Exif v2.2
• MOV (H.264 / AVC) with WAV audio (monaural)
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 7.9 - 23.7 mm (38 - 114 35 mm equiv)
• F2.8- F5.1
Electronic image stabilization Anti Shake DSP (ISO and Shutter speed boost)
Conversion lenses

No

Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus modes • Autofocus
• Macro
• Infinity lock
• Manual focus
Focus distance • Autofocus: 15.75" - ∞
• Macro: 3.94" - 19.69"
• Manual focus: 3.94" - ∞
AF area modes • Spot
• Multi
• Tracking
AF assist lamp Yes
Metering • Multi-Pattern
• Center-weighted
• Spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto (80-6400)*
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
* When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT “Anti Shake” function, maximum is ISO 1600. When using BEST SHOT “High Sensitivity” function, maximum is ISO 6400
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
Shutter speed • 1/2 - 1/800 sec (Program AE)
• Up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode
Aperture F2.8 - F8.0*, auto switching
*ND filter
Modes

• Program AE

Scene modes

• 41 BEST SHOT modes

White balance Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Self timer Yes
Continuous shooting • Continuous: 0.9 fps
• High-Speed Continuous: 7 fps (1600 x 1200)
• Rapid Flash: 3 fps
Flash • Auto
• Forced On
• Forced Off
• Soft Flash
• Red-Eye reduction
• Range (Standard): Wide: 0.33 - 10.83 ft, Tele: 1.64 - 5.9 ft
• Range (Rapid Flash): Wide: 1.31 - 6.56 ft, Tele: 1.64 - 3.61 ft
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.6-inch TFT color LCD
• 115,000 pixels
Connectivity

• USB/AV connector
• USB 2.0 Full-Speed compatible

Print compliance • DPOF
Storage • SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus
• 11.4 MB internal storage
Power • NP-40 Rechargeable lithium ion battery
• AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 4.41 oz
Dimensions 3.59 x 2.25 x 0.95 in