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Casio reveals Exilim EX-ZS15 touch-screen compact

Jul 19, 2011 at 01:48 GMT

Casio Europe has released the Exilim EX-ZS15, a touch-screen compact with a 5x wide-angle zoom. The 14MP CCD-based camera features a 26-130mm equivalent lens and 3" touch-sensitive display. The touch-screen display not only includes a touch-shutter mode but also replaces virtually all the camera's buttons, leaving just a shutter, video record, Best Shot Selector and power buttons. Beyond this the camera can shoot 720p30 video.

Press release:

Casio Releases Compact and Stylish New EXILIM Touch-Screen Digital Camera with 26mm Wide-angle Lens and 5x Optical Zoom

With New "Touch Shutter", A Single Touch on the Screen Sets Auto Focus
on That Spot and Takes a Photo

TOKYO, July 18, 2011 – Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of the new EXILIM® EX-ZS15 camera, the latest addition to the EXILIM family of digital cameras. This compact and stylish new EXILIM is more user-friendly than ever. The generous 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD with Casio’s new “Touch Shutter” function makes it a breeze even for beginners to take and view great photos. The EX-ZS15 also boasts an effective pixel resolution of 14.1-megapixels.

The new camera features a compact and stylish body and a 26mm wide-angle lens with a 5x optical zoom. Even beginning photographers will find the user interface effortless, thanks to smoothly scrolling menus and large touch buttons that are conveniently positioned. The user just touches the screen to select a shooting mode. The Touch Shutter function allows the user to focus on an area or subject on the screen and capture the photo just by touching the screen. Saved images can also be viewed by simply flipping through pages of images displayed intuitively on the screen.

The EX-ZS15 is packed with features including Best Shot Mode, which optimizes photo settings by just selecting for the type of scene the user wants to photograph. Other outstanding features include face detection, HD movie recording (1280 x 720) to shoot stunning clips, and USB charging. The EX-ZS15 is available in three colors: silver, red and black.