Casio has launched two new compacts in Japan, the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60. The ZR3000 uses a 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor and 25-300mm equiv. zoom, and the beginner-friendlier ZR60 offers a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS 25-250mm equiv. range. The EX-ZR3000 appears to be a variant of the EX-ZR3500 introduced in China earlier this year.

Both are ready for selfies with a flip-up LCD and a secondary shutter button on the front panel. Each camera is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy technology for easy sharing, with an option to automatically transmit all photos taken to a mobile device. They also share Casio's high speed technology, promising fast startup times along with high speed 1000fps video (at 224x64 resolution). The ZR3000 is also capable of Raw shooting, while both cameras capture 1080/60p HD video. 

The Casio EX-ZR3000 is set for release on July 31 for about $500. The EX-ZR60 will be available August 28 for around $350.

See Casio Japan's website for the press release and additional information.