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Casio: the innovator that time forgot

When most people think of Casio, the first things that pop into their minds are calculator watches and keyboards. But, as we explore in this article, the company was well ahead of its time creating features that are standard on modern cameras.

Report: Casio is pulling out of digital compact camera market

The Japanese electronics manufacturer—one of the pioneers in the digital camera segment—is leaving the compact camera market behind after concluding that no market growth or increase in market share can be expected for the future.

Casio launches intense-looking GZE-1 action cam that's waterproof to 50 meters

Casio's bionic-looking new action camera, the GZE-1, is built with extreme sports in mind. The little camera is drop-proof, freeze-proof, dust-proof, and waterproof to 50 meters.

A shot in the dark: Casio launches 1.9MP camera for ultra low-light photography

Casio has announced a new camera designed to take stills and video in extremely dark conditions. The EX-FR110H uses a back-illuminated CMOS sensor with 1.9 million extra-large pixels. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000

One of the first 4MP compacts on the market, the QV-4000 boasted more than a hundred weirdly specific, user-selectable 'Best Shot' scene modes. Read more

Casio launches rugged EX-FR200 camera with detachable lens unit

Casio has announced a rugged, 180° camera that features a detachable lens unit and a mode that allows the body to control two cameras at the same time for 360° spherical images. Read more

Make-up bracketing and selfie boutiques help shoot Casio to record levels of profit

Casio's TR series of Exilim compacts has propelled the Japanese company to record profitability this year after the cameras caught ahold of the massive Chinese selfie market. According to a report on Nikkei Asian Review, Casio is on track to make a $403 million profit this year, a good part of which has come from sales of its unusually shaped EX-TR compact cameras designed to appeal to female selfie shooters. Read more

Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

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. Read more

Casio launches EX-MR1 selfie camera with lens behind a mirror

Casio has taken the selfie camera a logical step forward with a new design. The Casio Exilim EX-MR1 uses a lens behind a large mirror so that shooters can check their appearance as they take a picture. The camera, which the company seems to be targeting at women, is a 14MP compact camera with an extra wide angle 4x zoom that starts at 21mm equivalent - a focal length Casio says is optimal for taking self-portraits. Read more

Casio targets golfers with Japan-only Exilim EX-FC500S

Casio Japan has unveiled the Exilim EX-FC500S, a 16.1MP point-and-shoot designed to aid golfers in improving their skills. The EX-FC500S offers this by way of 240fps slow-motion video recording, intelligent automatic video editing to isolate the swing, and Wi-Fi connectivity for analysis on a mobile device. Read more

Casio develops Exilim EX-FR10 two-part action cam with wireless monitor

Casio is set to launch a new action cam in September, featuring a wireless camera unit that is detatchable from the main body. The Casio Exilim EX-FR10, which will initially be only available in the Japanese market, uses a Bluetooth connection with a range of up to 10m between the body and the camera so images can be recorded remotely and monitored on the 2-inch 230,400-dot touch screen. Read more

Casio enters enthusiast compact sector with well-specified EX-10

Casio Japan has announced the EX-10 - a flagship high-end compact with a 1/1.7" type sensor and a fast 28-112mm equivalent lens. The model, which will be coming to other markets, features magnesium alloy construction and, like the existing EX-ZR1000, an LCD that flips all the way up, for shooting self-portraits. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and ability to shoot Raw. Learn more

Steady on! Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 18x zoom gains 'five-axis stabilization'

Casio Europe has announced the Exilim EX-ZR800 - a Raw-shooting compact with multi-shot-based 'five-axis image stabilization.' The 16MP BSI-CMOS camera shares many features with the existing EX-ZR700, including the 18x, 25-400mm equivalent lens and ability to capture DNG files. The ZR800 gains the ability to shoot time-lapse sequences, along with a stabilization system that can be used for both stills and movies, on top of the usual multi-shot and high speed modes that Casio has developed over recent years.

Fresh phones coming from Samsung, HTC, Fujitsu and Casio

From rugged protection to impressive battery life, these new smartphones have a lot to offer.

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

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.

Casio Europe releases 20.1 MP Exilim EX-ZS30 camera

Casio Europe has launched the Exilim EX-ZS30 featuring a 20.1 MP CCD sensor. It comes with a a 6x 26-156mm equiv. optical zoom lens and a 2.7 inch LCD. The camera includes beginner-friendly features include a Premium Auto mode and a set of eight Art shot filters. The Z320 will be available silver, black, purple, white, and pink at a price to be confirmed. Click through for the press release.

CP+ 2013: Casio Interview

Casio wants to make cameras that allow everyone to take better images, and that could mean large sensor compacts, says Jin Nakayama, Senior General Manager of its Camera Division. Its development strategy will distinguish it from smartphones while staying a step ahead of its camera rivals, he says.

Casio releases Exilim EX-ZR700 and EX-ZR400 High Speed compacts

Casio has announced two additions to its High Speed Exilim series, the EX-ZR700 and EX-ZR400. The EX-ZR700 uses a 16.1 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3 inch LCD and a stabilized 18x, 25-450mm equivalent optical zoom lens. The EX-ZR400 is similar to its predecessor the EX-ZR300, inheriting its 16.1MP BSI-CMOS sensor and 24-300mm equiv. lens, and comes equipped with a long-lasting battery promising 515 photos on a single charge. Both cameras feature the company's latest Exilim Engine HS 3 processer and new shooting modes including a Premium Auto Pro and an All-In-Focus Macro mode. There is currently no information available about their price and availability.

Casio Europe releases Exilim EX-ZR300 high-speed compact camera

Casio Europe has launched the Exilim EX-ZR300, released in Japan in May 2012. It features a 12.5x, 24-300mm zoom lens and dual processors to help it offer focus times as short as 0.12s. It is also designed to offer control over both Flash Air and Eye-Fi wireless SD cards, for simple connection to smartphones. In common with other recent Casio flagship models, it also offers a series of high-speed features and is rated at an impressive 500 shots per charge, using CIPA testing methodology. It will be available for August at a cost of around €279.

Casio Japan announces Exilim EX-ZR300 high-speed compact camera

Casio Japan has announced the Exilim EX-ZR300, a high-speed CMOS-based 16MP 12.5x zoom compact. The ZR300 features a 24-300mm equivalent zoom and dual 'Exilim Engine HS' processors to offer autofocus in as little as 0.12sec and start-up in under 1 sec. It can shoot 1080p video at 30fps or 640x480 video at up to 120 fps. The ZR300 promises battery life of around 500 shots per charge. It is one of the first cameras to support Toshiba's Flash Air wireless SD card format. No details of a US or European launch are yet available. (From DCWatch)

Casio updates range with EX-ZS150, EX-ZS20, EX-ZS12 and EX-ZS6

CES 2012: Casio has released the Exilim EX-ZS150, EX-ZS20, EX-ZS12 and EX-ZS6, refreshing its compact camera range. The four cameras are all based around 16MP CCD sensors and feature the company's 'easy Mode' interface, which offers which offers to guide the user to the optimal setters, as well as providing the ability to simply point-and-shoot. The ZS150 includes a stabilized 12.5x, 24-300mm equiv lens, similar to the one in the flagship ZR200 but the CCD chip means it can't offer that camera's high-speed features. The ZS20 has a 6x unstabilized zoom, starting at 26mm equiv, and including the company's Premium Auto mode. The ZS12 and ZS6 lose both these features, instead including 5x, 26mm equiv zooms.

Casio releases Exilim EX-ZR200 flagship compact beyond Japan

CES 2012: Casio has released the Exilim EX-ZR200, its range-topping compact camera to the US and European markets. The ZR200, announced in Japan in November 2011, features a 12.5x zoom covering a 24-300mm equivalent range, with a maximum aperture range of f/3.0-5.9. It features the company's Premium Auto Pro mode, an extension of its Premium Auto mode. Rather than simply assessing the scene and using the appropriate shooting mode, the Premium Auto Pro mode will also use the multi-shot HDR and low-light shooting modes in an attempt to offer better images in a wider range of shooting situations.

Casio announces Exilim EX-ZR15 high-speed CMOS compact camera

Pre-CES: Casio has announced the Exilim EX-ZR15 high-speed compact camera. The EX-ZR15 features a a 7x, 28-196mm equivalent, F3.0-5.9 stabilized zoom lens and a 16MP CMOS sensor. Casio promises a responsive experience, quoting 0.99 sec startup, 0.13 sec autofocus and shot-to-shot times as low as 0.29 seconds. The camera also makes use of the fast readout from its CMOS chip to offer a range of multi-shot features, such as in-camera HDR, a blurred background effect and stitched-image wideangle function.

Casio Japan announces Exilim EX-ZR200 CMOS compact superzoom

Casio Japan has announced the Exilim EX-ZR200, a 16MP compact superzoom with a back-lit CMOS sensor. No details of a US or European launch have yet been given but, with its 24-300mm equivalent zoom lens and 30fps full resolution shooting and PASM modes, it's extremely likely it will replace the EX-ZR100. Like the ZR100, it can shoot 1080p30 movies with H.264 compression. It also features multi-image modes to capture ultra-wide angle shots and create background blur. (from DCWatch)

Casio reveals Exilim EX-ZS15 touch-screen compact
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.
Casio, Fujifilm and Panasonic issue compact firmware updates
Panasonic, FujiFilm and Casio have all released firmware updates for compact camera models. Casio has updated firmware for its ZR100, ZR10, H20G and TRYX models, mainly improving compatibility with the long obsolete Mac OS 9. Panasonic meanwhile has improved the 'menu indications' for the FP3 and FH22/FS33 models. Finally, Fujifilm has adjusted the image sharpness and saturation of its XP20/XP22, XP30 and Z90/Z91 models, as well as making improvements to playback mode.
Casio and Ricoh release firmware updates
Casio and Ricoh have released firmware updates for the Exilim EX-H20G and G700SE digital cameras respectively. Firmware version 1.02 for the EX-H20G extends the storage of GPS position logs from seven days to fourteen days, while also improving other GPS-related functions. The G700SE update fixes a minor fault when using the optional GPS unit amongst other small changes. Both are available for immediate download.
Casio drops price for EX-H20G compact with Hybrid GPS
Casio has announced a price drop for its EX-H20G compact camera in the US market. The MSRP is reduced to $299.99, down from $349.99. The camera was the first to incorporate the company's Hybrid GPS technology that uses motion sensors to allow the camera to track its position when indoors or away from the GPS satellite signals. It is built around a 14.1MP sensor, 10x (24-240mm) zoom lens and 3.0" LCD.
Casio introduces TRYX with rotating frame design
Pre-CES 2011: Casio has unveiled the TRYX digital compact with a rotating frame design allowing users to rotate the camera body 360 degrees vertically and 270 degrees horizontally around the frame. Measuring 15mm on its thickest side, the camera features a 12Mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 21mm equiv. pocket-camcorder style wide-angle fixed lens and 460K dot 3.0" touchscreen LCD. It can record 1080p full HD movies at 30 fps, includes a built-in software for direct upload of images and videos online and comes with a motion-sensitive self-timer. It will be available form April 2011 at a retail price of $249.99.
Casio launches Exilim EX-ZR100 with back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Pre-CES 2011: Casio has released the EX-ZR100, flagship model of its 2011 Exilim series of compacts. Together with a 12.1Mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor and dual core processor equipped Exilim Engine HS the camera is capable of full 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, 1000fps high speed movie recording and 3fps full resolution continuous shooting. Other features include image stabilization, AF tracking, SDXC compatibility and HD output.
Casio introduces Exilim EX-H30 compact superzoom
Pre-CES 2011: Casio has released the Exilim EX-H30 compact superzoom with 12.5x (24-300mm equiv.) zoom lens. According to the company, the 16Mp camera's low power consumption extends its battery life to capture up to 1000 images per charge (with CIPA standard testing). Features include 460K dot 3.0" LCD, 720p HD recording, P/A/S/M shooting modes and SDXC compatibility. It will be available from March 2011 at a retail price of $249.99.
Casio announces Exilim EX-ZS10 & EX-ZS5 entry-level compacts
Pre-CES 2011: Casio has announced the Exilim EX-ZS10 and EX-ZS5 entry level compacts. Both share 14.1Mp sensors, 5x optical zoom lenses starting at 26mm equiv. and 2.7 inch LCDs. The ZS10 comes at a higher price tag with its 720p HD video recording capability compared to the ZS5's VGA recording. They will be available in black, silver, red, pink and blue from March 2011 at retail prices of $119.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Casio updates firmware for EX-H20G compact camera
Casio has released a firmware update for its Exilim EX-H20G Hybrid GPS-enabled compact camera. In addition to its usual geotagging capability, Version 1.01 adds the ability to record GPS data logs in Google's KML format. These can then be imported into Google Earth or similar software to track locations. The firmware is available for immediate download from the company's website.
Casio updates firmware for EX-Z800, EX-S200 and EX-Z550
Casio has released firmware updates for three of its recently released compacts. The latest firmware for the Exilim EX-Z800 and EX-S200 increases speed of image review after shooting, while the update for EX-Z550 is a minor bug-fix. The firmware updates are available for immediate download from the company's website.
Casio releases Exilim EX-Z2300 compact camera
Pre-Photokina 2010: Casio has introduced the Exilim EX-Z2300. Similar to the Z2000 introduced in January this year, it is built around a 14Mp sensor, 26-130mm optical zoom lens and 3.0" LCD, and records 720p HD videos. It features the company's latest Single Frame SR Zoom feature that extends the camera's zoom range while claiming to maintain high resolution image quality. Its 'Dynamic Photo' option enables users to add preset graphics to images, including a monkey doing a handstand and a dog riding a bicycle (yes really).
Casio launches Exilim EX-Z16 budget compact
Pre-Photokina 2010: Casio has launched the Exilim EX-Z16 budget compact camera. Sporting an image-stabilized 12.1 Mp sensor, 2.7 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom (35.5 to 106.5mm equiv), it includes an Easy Mode, widescreen video recording and a YouTube capture mode. The Z16 will be available from the end of this month at retail price of $99.99
Casio announces Exilim EX-H20G with Hybrid GPS
Pre-Photokina 2010: Eight months after exhibiting a prototype in CES 2010, Casio has announced the Exilim EX-H20G with Hybrid GPS. The technology enables the camera to track the camera when indoors or away from the GPS satellite signals. It uses three-axis accelerometers and its three-way direction sensor to determine the location since it last received a signal. The H20G is built around the company's EX-H15 inheriting its 14.1MP sensor, 10x (24-240mm) zoom lens and 3.0" LCD . It can also record 720p HD videos with H.264 compression, and features a faster Exilim Engine HS engine.
Casio introduces Exilim EX-ZR10 with back-illuminated sensor
Pre-Photokina 2010: Casio has introduced the Exilim EX-ZR10 with a 12.4Mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Powered by the latest Exilim Engine HS engine, it can record high-speed movies at up to 480 fps as well as 1080p full HD movies. It comes with a 28-196mm equivalent lens and 3.0 inch LCD, and features in-built HDR processing plus 360 degrees panoramic image capture with what it calls a 'Slide Panorama' mode.
Casio releases EX-S200 and EX-Z800 digital compacts
Casio has released the Exilim EX-S200 and EX-Z800 digital compacts. The 14MP image-stabilized cameras feature the company's latest Exilim Engine 5.0 processor with 'super-resolution' context-sensitive image processing technology. Both offer 4x zoom lenses starting a 27mm equivalent focal length and use the super resolution technology to improve the effect of the 1.5x digital zoom. They also share 2.7" LCDs and can record standard 720p HD videos. The identical specced cameras differ physically with the EX-S200 maintaining the S series' slim body while the EX-Z800 features a slightly larger Zoom series design.
Casio releases Exilim EX-H5 compact superzoom
Casio Europe has released the Exilim EX-H5 compact superzoom with 10x (24-240mm equiv.) zoom lens. The 12.1MP image stabilized camera comes with a 2.7 inch LCD, faster Exilim Engine 5.0 processor and features 720p HD video recording. The camera will be available from the end of this month at a suggested retail price of £149.99. The company has also announced the Exilim EX-FH25 superzoom, previously available in other markets, is now available in the Europe at an SRP of £399.99.
Casio releases EX-S7 & EX-Z35 digital compacts
PMA 2010: Casio has announced the Exilim EX-S7 and EX-Z35 digital compacts. Both offer 12MP sensors, 3x (35-106mm equiv.) zoom lenses and feature direct web upload options. The EX-S7 comes with 720p HD video recording and has a slightly larger LCD size of 2.7” compared to the EX-Z35’s 2.5". They also feature a Dynamic Photo option that enables users to add graphics and create e-greetings in camera.
Casio shows EX-10HG 'hybrid GPS' camera prototype
CES 2010: Casio has unveiled a prototype compact camera with what the company is calling 'Hybrid GPS'. The EX-10HG appears to be essentially a modified Exilim EX-H10 that aims to allow the use of GPS when indoors or away from the GPS satellite signals. According to a report from Japanese site DC Watch, the camera uses three-axis accelerometers and its orientation sensor to calculate how far it has traveled since it was last able to receive a signal. (Image courtesy of DC Watch)
Casio unveils four Exilim digital compact cameras
Pre-CES 2010: Casio has announced four cameras in its Exilim line of digital compacts. From the top, we have the EX-FH100 with a wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens starting at 24mm, a 10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor that allows high-speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps, image stabilization and RAW capture. Next we have the EX-H15, EX-Z2000 and EX-Z550, all featuring the company's latest EXILIM Engine 5.0 processor and stabilized 14.1MP CCD sensors. The EX-H15 includes the same lens as the EX-FH100, a 3.0 inch LCD and offers a 1000-shot battery life. The EX-Z2000 features a 5x (26-130mm equiv.) optical zoom lens and a 3 inch LCD, while the EX-Z550 includes a 4x(26-104mm equiv.)optical zoom lens and a smaller 2.7 inch LCD.
Casio unveils EX-G1 rugged compact camera
Casio has unveiled the world's slimmest 'rugged' compact in the shape of Exliim EX-G1 - its thinnest side measures just 20mm (0.78"). The first in the company's new 'Exilim G' series of weatherproof cameras, named in reference to the company's well-known G-Shock series of watches. The G1 is designed to be dustproof, waterproof up to 3 meters for an hour, coldproof down to -10°C (14°F) and shock-resistant for drops of up to 2.13 meters. It incorporates a 38-114mm equivalent lens, 2.5" LCD, 12.1MP sensor and includes features such as Intelligent AF, Best Shot shooting mode and Interval shooting. Priced at US $299 and £279 GBP, the camera will start shipping from December 2009.
Casio adds back-lit CMOS for EX-FH25 & EX-FC150
Casio Japan has released two digital cameras that see the addition of 10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensors to existing models in the Exilim line-up. The Exilim EX- FH25 and EX-FC150 follow the EX-FH20 superzoom and EX-FC100 compact respectively, sharing similar features such as image stabilization, burst shooting rates of up to 40fps and movies at 1000fps.
Casio introduces EX-450 & EX-Z90 digital compacts
Pre-IFA 2009: Casio has announced a pair of Exilim Zoom series digital compacts. The EX-Z450 and EX-Z90 feature an Intelligent AF function that attempts to identify photographic subjects beyond just looking for humans as faces. The Z450, which has a 4x zoom lens starting at 28mm equivalent, also incorporates an enhanced version of the company's Dynamic Photo mode that now allows a moving subject to be cropped from a single shot, as long as the background flat and of a single color. Both feature 12.1MP sensors and offer HD recording.
Casio enables tethered shooting in EX-F1 digital camera
Casio has released a software enabling tethered shooting with its EX-F1 high-speed superzoom compact. The software allows the camera to be controlled from your computer via a USB cable. Casio recommends updating camera firmware to v2.00 before using the software.
Casio unveils Exilim EX-H10 ultra-compact superzoom
Casio has unveiled its first ultra-compact superzoom in the shape of Exilim EX-H10. Its 10X optical zoom starts at an extremely wide 24mm equivalent. Its battery can shoot an impressive 1000 images on a single charge (using standard CIPA tests). The 12.1MP camera also has a 3.0" LCD and features such as Auto Best Shot and Make-up Shot.
Casio introduces Exilim EX-Z29 compact camera
PMA 2009: Casio has introduced the Exilim EX-Z29 entry level compact camera. Sporting a 10.1 Mp sensor, 2.7 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom (37.5 to 112.5mm equiv), it includes an Easy Mode, widescreen video recording and customizable focusing frames and menu screens. Priced at $149.99, the camera will be available in black, pink, blue, silver and purple.
Casio unveils six Exilim compact cameras
CES 2009: Casio has announced six new Exilim compacts with some interesting new features. The EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 offer burst shooting at 30fps and movies at 1000fps. They also feature a Slow Motion View option that lets the user watch the movement of the subject in slow motion before capture. Next up are the EX-Z400, EX-Z270 and EX-S12, which feature the Dynamic Photo function to cut-and-paste moving subjects on to new backgrounds. Last comes the EXILIM EX-S5 offering a new body design, customizable focusing frames and wide-screen video recording.
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