Casio has announced the latest addition to its Exilim range with the 6-megapixel EX-Z600. This pocket-sized offering features a large 2.7-inch screen that is said to be three times brighter than its predecessors, the Z500. It also features Casio's Anti-shake DSP and an extra long battery life.
Stylish New EXILIM ZOOM Features Big 2.7 inch Super Bright LCD
Dramatically Improved Display Nearly 3x Brighter, Easier To See Outdoors
CASIO EXILIM EX-Z600
JANUARY 23, 2006, LONDON, UK--CASIO ELECTRONICS CO LTD., in conjunction with its parent company CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced the release of the latest addition to its EXILIM ZOOM digital camera series with the EX-Z600.
The latest evolution in this popular series offers 6.0 megapixel high resolution photos in a stylish, compact, and pocket-sized package. The extra large 2.7 inch Super Bright LCD is approximately three times brighter than the previous EX-Z500 model, producing an impressive luminance of 1200 candelas per square metre.
This significant advancement makes the LCD easier to see, especially when viewed in the sunny outdoors. In auto mode, the LCD automatically adjusts to the brightness of the surrounding environment. The EX-Z600’s SUPER LIFE Battery now has an even longer battery life, supporting a staggering 550 shots per charge*.
The EXILIM line is a culmination of CASIO’s core technologies of miniaturization and digital technology resulting in a smaller, higher resolution camera -the established trend leader in stylish, quick responding, large LCD, and long battery life digital cameras.
The EX-Z600 includes the latest version of the EXILIM Engine, featuring the Anti Shake DSP, which along with the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions, considerably reduces the incidence of blurred photos due to moving subjects or shaking hands.
New to the EX-Z600 is the Rapid Flash function, which enables three consecutive high speed flash photos in only one second, allowing you to completely capture the moment without losing precious seconds between shots. The EX-Z600 includes Revive Shot, used to take still images from old album photos for long term preservation and enjoyment. Revive Shot digitally revives faded colours and automatically adjusts for obliquity, even when photos are shot while still in the album.
The EX-Z600 is equipped with a BESTSHOT Button, allowing convenient one-touch access to this popular feature that offers 32 different scene selections, including Anti Shake and Revive Shot, for hassle-free photos every time.The EX-Z600 embodies CASIO’s continuing commitment to offer digital camera users cutting-edge technology and convenient user-friendly functionality in a small, stylishly designed package. Providing the freedom to take high quality pictures and movies anywhere, anytime, the new EX-Z600 makes taking memories as easy and fun as making them.
The CASIO EXILIM EX-Z600 will be available in the UK and Eire from March 2006 in silver, black and blue from all good digital camera retailers.
*according to CIPA standards
Highly Efficient, Advanced Performance
- 6.0 megapixel high resolution CCD and retracting 3x optical zoom
- Extra Large 2.7 inch TFT LCD display now approximately 3x brighter (approximately 1200cd/m2)*1
- SUPER LIFE Battery allows up to approximately 550 still images per charge on CIPA standards*2
- High quality images, high speed, and long lasting battery in a miniaturized package with EXILIM Engine image processing module
- The Anti Shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor) reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects
Numerous Easy to Use Functions
- “Rapid Flash” enables three consecutive flash photos in one second
- The “Soft Flash” function reduces flash brightness when taking flash photos
- “Revive Shot” refreshes faded colours of old album photos, bringing them backto life in digital format
- The “9-Point Multi AF” clearly indicates areas in auto focus when photographing subjects with multiple focus points
- The “Quick Shutter” function reduces mistakes by enabling simple and easy high-speed focusing
- The “Auto Macro” mode allows for automatic switching between macro mode and autofocus mode
- The “Flash Assist” mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
- The 32 scene “BESTSHOT” function enables selection of the appropriate camera setting for still photos via an easy to understand sample image menu
- The “Angle Correction” function corrects oblique shots to look as if they were taken from the front during image viewing
- “Colour Restoration” enables digital enhancement of faded colours in old photos during image viewing
- The USB cradle functions as a charger as well as a simple way toconnect the camera to personal computers and other AV equipment
Enhanced Quick Responsiveness
- Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 0.9 seconds*3
- After the shutter release is released, pictures are captured almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.005 second*4 release time lag
- High-speed image viewing at approximately 0.1 seconds intervals
- The “Direct On” buttons allow quick startup of both shooting and viewing modes
- A one-touch “BESTSHOT” button allows selection of the appropriate mode for any shot
- Movies recorded in VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second (Motion JPEG)
- Using the “Motion Print” function, movies can be converted into a series of nine or one single image for printing
- Movies can be zoomed in during playback
- The “Movie Editing” function offers three options (beginning, middle, end) for cutting unwanted scenes from a movie
*1 At maximum brightness, measured at the centre of the display,compared to EX-Z500
*2 Auto Mode, standard brightness setting
*3 using internal memory, with internal flash turned off
*4 with internal flash turned off
1/2.5 " Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 2816 x 2112
2816 x 1872 (3:2)
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 (HQ) @ 30fps
640 x 480 (Normal) @ 30fps
320 x 240 (LP) @ 15fps
|File formats|| Still: JPEG, DCF 1.0, DPOF
Movie: AVI MJPEG
|Lens|| 38-114mm equiv.
F2.7 - 5.2
3x optical zoom
|Image stabilization||Anti-shake mode|
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Focus||Contrast Type AF|
|AF area modes|| 9-Point Multi AF
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance|| Normal: 40cm - infinity
Macro: 15cm - 50cm
Infinity mode: 15cm - infinity
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|Exposure compensation|| +/- 2EV
1/3 EV steps
|Shuttter speed|| 1/8 to 1/2000 sec
Night scene mode: 4 to 1/2000
Fireworks mode: 2 secs fixed
F2.7 - 4.3 automatic switching using optical zoom
|Modes|| Auto focus
|Scene modes||32 BESTSHOT modes|
|White balance|| Auto
Fixed (6 modes)
|Self timer|| 10 or 2 secs
triple self timer
Red Eye reduction
|LCD monitor|| 2.7-inch TFT color
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0
|Print compliance|| DPOF
|Storage|| approx 8.3MB internal memory
SD / MMC compliant - cards optional
|Power|| Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (NP-40)
USB cradle included
|Weight (no batt)||112 g (x oz)|
|Dimensions||88.5 x 57 x 20.5 mm (Ai x Bi x Ci in)|
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