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After yesterday's small DSLR excitement, we have something for people looking for something even more compact. Such as a compact camera. Just liike clockwork, Casio has announced just such a device. The Casio Exilim EX-Z9 is an 8.1 megapixel compact with 3X optical zoom and 23 Best Shot modes to help get the perfect picture. It is available in orange.
CES 2008: Casio's EX-Z100 and EX-Z200 are 10.1 megapixel compacts featuring, for the first time on a Casio, 28 - 112mm equivalent zoom lenses. Both models feature Auto Shutter and Auto Best Shot, whereby the camera analyses the scene and shooting conditions and selects the appropriate exposure settings. The EX-Z200 also includes CCD-Shift image stabilization. The pair will be available from March 2008, the EX-Z100 priced at $279.99 and the EX-Z200 $329.99.
CES 2008: The new EXILIM EX-Z80 is a smart looking little camera: 8.1 megapixels and a 3x zoom wrapped in a compact and solid shell. Interesting features on this model include Auto Shutter to delay taking a picture until there is minimal camera shake and/or the subject has cracked a smile - face detection also makes an appearance. A new system of focus confirmation allows the user to choose an image which coalesces when focus has been achieved or breaks up if the camera will not lock on. Availability is scheduled for March 2008 with a price of $199.
CES 2008: Casio has launched the world's slimmest 10 megapixel camera today in the form of the EXILIM EX-S10. A mere 15mm thick, this latest 'Wearable Card Camera' sports a 3x optical zoom and the usual complement of Casio scene modes including YouTube™ Capture Mode, using H.264 encoding for high quality movies with small file sizes. A 2.7", 230k screen fills the rear of the camera and a shutter release control ensures camera shake has subsided before taking a picture. You may also set smile detection and have the shutter trip based on the quality of your subject's grin. The EX-S10 will be available in Red, Blue, Silver and Black when it hits US shores in February priced at $249.99.
CES 2008: Casio today announced its EXILIM EX-F1 - a six megapixel camera with 12x zoom and some very impressive burst shooting capabilities. Capturing up to 60 frames per second at full resolution and a staggering 1200 fps if you drop the image size to 336 x 96, this innovative camera will also shoot 1920 x 1080 Full HD movies at 60fps. Helping to ensure the moment isn't missed is a buffer system which continually updates then saves the contents to card when the shutter is released. Illumination is taken care of by a conventional strobe which works at up to 7 fps and a cellphone-style LED for 10-60 fps. The EX-F1 will be available from March 2008 priced at $999.99.
Casio today made available firmware updates for no less than TEN cameras. There are improvements to movie white balance for seven models and 8GB+ SDHC support for a further three. The updates are available now via Casio's support site, link after the jump where you'll also find a breakdown of the changes implemented.
Casio has launched a competition in conjunction with Best Buy giving budding film directors a chance to show off their dream 'digs', 'crib' or even just plain old 'place of residence', so long as it's devoted to sport, gaming, movies or hardcore geekiness. Shoot a short film - 2 minutes or less, upload it to Casio's YouTube channel and you could be in with the chance to win a $3000 Best Buy gift card and Exilim EX-V8 with case and a 4GB SD card. In addition there are 1st and 2nd prize packages up for grabs. Click through for further details.
Casio has today revealed plans of an as yet unnamed twelve times zoom, six megapixel CMOS based digital camera which can capture a burst of full-size six megapixel images at sixty frames per second and VGA AVI movies at an astonishing three hundred frames per second (obviously shutter speed allowing). Exact specifications and details are currently a little vague but we do know that it has a 2.8" wide-screen LCD monitor, electronic viewfinder and sensor-shift image stabilization. UPDATED: Press Release, high resolution images added.
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.
Casio has today announced two new digital cameras whose USP (Unique Selling Point) is a YouTube optimized video capture mode. Thankfully this promises to be more than just marketing fluff as the EX-77 and EX-S880 record video using the MPEG-4 H.264 video codec, something we've been asking manufacturers to implement for some time. You can record almost 19 minutes of 640x480 video (with audio) at 30 fps on a 1 GB SD card, and of course both cameras support SDHC cards so that's an hour and 10 minutes of high quality video on a 4 GB card. Moving back to still capture capabilities for a second, both cameras have a three times optical zoom lens, the EX-S880 has an eight megapixel sensor, the EX-S77 a seven megapixel sensor.
Casio has today announced its new "Flagship Exilim" compact digital camera which packs an unnatural twelve megapixels into its 1/1.7" CCD sensor and helps to deal with camera shake thanks to a CCD-shift style stabilization system. The EX-Z1200SR also features automatic ISO which is dependent on the speed of the subject (several other manufacuters have a similar feature). Other key specs are a three times optical zoom lens, 2.8" LCD monitor, H.264 video clips and SDHC support. Perhaps telling a little more of the performance of the CCD the maximum default sensitivity is ISO 400 with ISO 800 and 1600 available as a 'Best Shot' scene option.
Just Posted! Our concise review of the Casio Exilim EX-V7 digital camera. As well as being the first ultra-slim Exilim to sport a large (7x) zoom it is the first with mechanical (CCD-shift) image stabilization. It's also got a wealth of unique features and a fair degree of photographic control. But is the EX-V7 as good in use as it looks on paper? Read the review after the link to find out...
Casio has expanded its range of underwater housings with this snazzy little red number designed to fit their Exilim EX-Z65 and EX-Z75 digital cameras. With a maximum depth rating of 3m (10ft) it's not likely to transform the user into the next Jacques Cousteau but could be just the thing to protect your camera on the beach or around the pool.
Casio has released updated firmware for its Exilim EX-Z70 and EX-Z700 digital cameras. The update brings SDHC media support, allowing the cameras to utilize cards in excess of 4GB capacity. Follow the link below to visit the Casio firmware update page for more information and to download the updates.
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.
Just posted! The EX-Z1000 was the first compact to break the 10 megapixel barrier, and we've been meaning to have a look at it for a while - as a taste of what we can expect from the flood of 10MP models that followed it. As well as a headline-grabbing pixel count, the EX-Z1000 has an unusual 2.8-inch 16:9 aspect ratio wide screen and all the signature Exilim ease of use and styling. So is the 10MP EX-Z1000 a giant leap forward or a simple case of a megapixel too far? Find out what we thought in our concise review, after the link...
Casio has today revealed an all new ultra-slim 'Exilim Card' series digital camera, the seven megapixel EX-S770. Sporting a new smoothed, rounded design and glossy finish it looks slick and expensive. The S770 features a three times optical zoom lens, a large bright 2.8" LCD monitor, and 16:9 format MPEG-4 video capture. The S770 is 17 mm (2/3 in) thin and weighs just 127 g (4.5 oz) without its Lithium-Ion battery. UPDATE: Additionally Casio US has confirmed the already announced EX-Z70 and EX-Z700 will be available there.
Casio has announced today the new 7.2 megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z700. With a 3x zoom, Casio's Anti-Shake DSP and new BEST SHOT modes including an auto framing mode and a layout shot mode. The EX-Z700 also features a large 2.7-inch LCD with 1200cd/m2 brightness which is claimed to be visible on bright sunny days.