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Casio Europe announces EX-N5 and EX-N50 compact cameras

By dpreview staff on Feb 18, 2013 at 22:55 GMT

Casio Europe has announced the Exilim EX-N5 and EX-N50 16MP entry-level compact cameras. Both come with a similar feature set of the EX-ZS30 announced today, including 26-156mm equiv. optical zoom lenses, 2.7" LCDs and a set of eight Art Shot filters. The cameras differ only in terms of finish - the EX-N50 features a textured pinstripe pattern on its front, while the EX-N5 comes with two-tone silver ring around the lens. There is currently no information on price and availability.

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Casio Releases EXILIM Digital Cameras Designed for Any Lifestyle

Casio Exilim EX-N50

Norderstedt, February 18, 2013 – Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announce the release of two new EXILIM compact digital cameras, the EX-N5 and EX-N50. Featuring thoughtfully selected colors and textures for users to choose from, one of these cameras is sure to match any lifestyle. 

The new models have rounded bodies that are easy to grip, and employ a CMF Design*1 approach that considers not only color, but also material and finish. These three elements are integrated to realize uniquely appealing designs, with a range of variations to appeal to the preferences of a broad spectrum of users. Users are invited to choose the model that matches their lifestyle. 

EX-N5 for those who like high–quality style and clean lines
This model features a two–tone silver ring around the lens. While serving as the centerpiece of the whole design, the ring evokes a cool, intellectual image. Furthermore, the transparent coating applied to the entire body gives the camera a deep luster and pearly shine, reinforcing the high–quality look. The EX-N5 comes in four colors: black, silver, white, and red. 

EX-N50 for a more mature, elegant look
Featuring a textured pinstripe pattern applied first, the inner of surface of the front panel is finished with a pearly topcoat. The look changes slightly depending on the angle of the light, while the pearly shine and subdued color scheme creates an elegant impression. The EX-N50 comes in three colors: silver, blue and red. 

Both new cameras both have a CCD with an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels and a wide–angle 26mm, 6x optical zoom lens. They offer advanced shooting features such as Premium Auto, which automatically analyzes the scene to choose the best settings and performs optimal image processing. They also come with the Art Shot function with eight artistic effects that alter the stylistic impression of photos, such as Fish Eye and Toy Camera. It has never felt so good to take beautiful, fun shots with these and many other cutting–edge features.

*1 CMF Design integrates the three elements of color, materials and finishing (CMF) to realize appealing designs. CMF Design is employed in a variety of fields including product design, architecture and interior design. It is one of today?s leading design trends.

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Casio Exilim EX-N5

Casio Exilim EX-N50

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Total comments: 9
Jefftan
By Jefftan (Feb 20, 2013)

at least 16MP is better than 20 MP
CCD sensor also better than CMOS
But I bet the lens is no good, if it is a decent lens it may be OK

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (Feb 19, 2013)

I imagine that Casio must be facing hard times. The P&S market is rapidly disappearing, and they don't seem to have anything else to sell.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 19, 2013)

watches, digital pianos and some simple electronics.

I suppose they could be like Sony and have EVERYTHING to sell, but still not be making any money.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Feb 19, 2013)

YAWN!

this brand has become totally inconsequential.

tiny sensors and me-too features in a small cheap consumer camera can be had under any brand, from canon to chinese anything. problem is that is all they make. nothing higher end for an initial casio owner to progress to - they'd have to change brands.

if casio were to disappear from the camera market tomorrow, it wouldn't even make a ripple. it's time they came out with better cameras (larger sensors, more advanced) or stepped aside - right now, they are just a waste of shelf space that could be filled by ANY other manufacturer, literally. perhaps a merger with the troubled olympus might make a lot of sense.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 19, 2013)

What would Olympus gain? They already have dozens of cheap digital clones. And Olympus already has a minor partnership with Sony, who also sells mountains of cheap digital models.

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WilliamJ
By WilliamJ (Feb 19, 2013)

It's funny how some cameras - especially in the bridge niche - tends to look like super-pro DSLR while entry-cameras tend to look like mp4 players and phones. When will a camera look again like what it is ?

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Feb 19, 2013)

which cameras are you thinking of that look like cameras?

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Feb 19, 2013)

Specs do not abound. ;)

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M0P03
By M0P03 (Feb 19, 2013)

The beautiful finish but dark lens

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