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Casio unveils Exilim EX-H10 ultra-compact superzoom

Jun 11, 2009 at 08:00 GMT

Casio has unveiled its first ultra-compact superzoom in the shape of Exilim EX-H10. Its 10X optical zoom starts at an extremely wide 24mm equivalent. Its battery can shoot an impressive 1000 images on a single charge (using standard CIPA tests). The 12.1MP camera also has a 3.0" LCD and features such as Auto Best Shot and Make-up Shot.

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The new EXILIM EX-H10 “Superzoom”

11th June 2009, London: The new EX-H10 by Casio combines cutting edge Japanese technology with the most stylish, ultra-slim design in their first “Superzoom” camera.  

An impressive 10x optical zoom will take users to the heart of the action without compromising image quality; and a 24mm wide angle lens allows the camera to squeeze more in each shot – making it ideal for landscapes.

The perfect travel partner, this slim camera can fit easily into a pocket and will keep shooting for nearly three times longer than its rivals.  Casio’s pioneering long lasting battery in the EX-H10 has the incredible capacity to take 1,000 shots with one charged battery, ensuring that a fully charged camera will shoot all week*.

Casio’s EX-H10 also helps users to get faultless shots with a range of easy to use photographic modes, including: Auto Best Shot, Make-up Shot and Face Recognition, so that whatever is being shot the EX-H10 will adjust its settings for the ideal image.

10X optical zoom lens and 4X digital zoom
This new camera boasts up to 40X zoom with the combination of 10X optical and 4X digital with 12.1 million effective pixels.  Take pictures of entire buildings or far away objects without losing focus.

24mm wide lens
No need to step back to take that panoramic shot. with a 24mm wide lens the EX-H10 has the capacity to view a landscape, building or entire scene in just one frame. 

1,000 shot battery life
Casio has improved the battery life of the camera to make it one of the longest lasting camera batteries on the market.  So even for the most extravagant of snappers this camera will last the week*.

The EX-H10 retails at £299 and can be purchased from all good camera stockists.

*based on 142 shots per day

Casio EXILIM EX-H10 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 12.39 million total pixels

Image sizes

• 12M (4000 x 3000)
• 3:2 (4000 x 2656)
• 16:9 (4000 x 2240)
• 8M (3264 x 2448)
• 5M (2560 x 1920)
• 3M (2048 x 1536)
• VGA (640 x 480)

Movie clips

• 1280 × 720 (HD, 30 fps)
• 640 × 480 (STD, 30 fps)
• 320 x 240
• YouTube : 640 x 480

File formats

• Stills: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
• Movies: AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
• WAV format (monaural)

Lens • f=4.3  to 43.0mm
• Approx. 24 to 240mm
• F3.2(W) - F5.7(W)
• 11 lenses in 10 groups, including aspherical lens
Image stabilization Yes, Sensor-Shift
Optical zoom 10x
Digital zoom 4x
Focus • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF area modes Spot, Free or Tracking
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Auto: Approx. 40cm -Infinity (W)
Macro: Approx. 15cm - 50cm (first step from widest setting)
Manual: Approx. 25cm - Infinity (W)
Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Exposure compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shuttter speed Auto : 1/2 - 1/2000 second
Night Scene : 4 - 1/2000 second
Aperture F3.2(W) - F5.7(W)
Scene modes

• Snapshot
• Marco
• Self-timer
• Continuous shooting (normal speed CS/4fps CS/10fps CS/flash CS)
• BEST SHOT
• AUTO BEST SHOT
• Make-up shot
• Auto shutter
• Face recognition
• Dynamic photo
• Movie (normal movie, prerecord movie, and for YouTube), voice recording

Flash • Mode : Auto, flash off, flash on, soft flash, red eye reduction
• Range : Approx. 0.2 - 3.6 m (W), Approx. 0.5 - 2.0 m (T), Approx. 0.4 - 1.9 m (W), Approx. 0.5 - 1.0 m (T)
White balance • Auto WB
• Daylight
• Overcast
• Shade
• Day White FL
• Daylight FL
• Tungsten
• Manual WB
Self timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
LCD monitor • 3.0-inch TFT color LCD
• 230,400 dots (960 x 240)
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out
Storage • SDHC / SD Memory Card
• 35.7 MB Internal Memory
Power

Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90)

Weight (no batt) 164 g
Dimensions 102.5(W) x 62(H) x 24.3(D) mm

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