Original Source Press Release:
Casio announces EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9|
(Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 14:35 EST)
Casio America Inc. has today announced the latest model for its EXILIM digicam series, in the form of the Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9 digital camera.
The Casio Z9 has an 8.1 megapixel CCD image sensor coupled to an EXILIM-branded 3x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 37.5 - 112.5mm. As with most compact point'n'shoots these days there's no optical viewfinder, with images instead being framed and reviewed on a 2.6" LCD display with a resolution of 114,960 dots. Images on the Casio EX-Z9 are recorded on SD / MMC cards including the newer SDHC and MMC plus types, as well as in a not hugely generous 18.6MB of built-in memory. Power comes courtesy of a proprietary NP-60 Lithium Ion battery.
The Casio EXILIM EX-Z9 ships this March, priced at $159.99.
|Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9|
|Camera Type||Ultra Compact|
|Model Number||EX- Z9|
|Dimensions||3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9"|
92.5 x 55.1 x 23.1mm
|Planned Availability|| 2008|
|Sensor Type||1/2.5" CCD|
8.29 megapixels (total)
8.10 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2|
|Image Dimensions||3264 x 2448 (8.0 megapixels)|
3264 x 2176 (7.1 megapixels)
3264 x 1840 (6.0 megapixels)
2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)
2304 x 1728 (4.0 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||2.6", 114,960 pixels|
|Lens Type||EXILIM Optical; 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens|
3x optical zoom
|Focal Length||6.2 - 18.6mm (actual)|
38 - 113mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/2.8 - ??? (wide) / f/5.2- ??? (tele)|
|Focusing System||Contrast detect with face detection; Spot or Multi|
Manual Focus possible (0) steps
|Focusing Range||Normal: 16" - infinity (40 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 6.1" - 20" (15 cm - 50 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600* (High Sensitivity mode)|
|Shutter Speed||4 - 1/2000 second|
|Metering Modes||Multi- pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments|
|White Balance||Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual, Manual|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Soft Flash, Red eye reduction|
Range: Wide: 0.1 to 2.8 m; Tele: 0.4 to 1.5 m
|Scene Modes||23 "Best Shot" scene modes|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4x|
|Self Timer||Yes, 2 or 10 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (Motion JPEG), IMA-ADPCM with audio|
|Recording Medium||SD/MMC, Built-in|
|File System||FAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||Proprietary NP-60|
|Battery / Charger||1 x Proprietary NP-60 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger|
|Flash Memory||18.6MB Internal|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
|CASIO INTRODUCES STYLISH NEW 8.1 MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA|
EX-Z9 Offers Increased Portability and 23 Best Shot Modes to EXILIM Zoom Series of Digital Cameras
DOVER, NJ, MARCH 6, 2008 — Casio America, Inc. introduced the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras today, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9. This newest member of the EXILIM line features a stylish, slim and compact design to increase portability, and provides an improved 8.1 megapixels of image resolution with 3X optical zoom.
This new model stays true to the user-friendly features that have become standard to the EXILIM Zoom series. The 2.6-inch wide LCD display enables users to easily navigate camera operations and enhance the review of images, while the 23 Best Shot Modes and face detection technology help users take high quality photos without having to adjust camera settings.
"Whether you are taking snap shots of your family at the park or your friends at a concert, this high-quality digital camera is sure to satisfy all of your photographic wants and needs," said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio's Digital Imaging Division. "Casio's innovative YouTube Capture Mode allows videos to be recorded and uploaded directly to YouTube in as few as 3 steps, making the EX-Z9 perfect for online video enthusiasts."
The EX-Z9 comes loaded with other useful features including Anti Shake DSP which reduces photo blur from shaky hands or moving subjects, allowing users to shoot images with ease and confidence. Easy Mode simplifies the camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash and self timer). With Easy Mode, the camera is set to take great photos in every situation without having to check presets or accidentally making a wrong adjustment. Casio's Face Detection Technology maintains a sharp focus and the correct exposure for the human face.
Available at retail in March, the EX-Z9 will be available in pink, black, silver and orange and will have an MSRP of $159.99.
About Casio America, Inc.
- Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 8.1 million effective megapixels and 3x optical zoom.
- Generous 2.6-inch wide LCD display
- 23 Best Shot Modes for high quality images
- Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects
- Easy Mode for simplifying the camera settings
- Casio's Face Detection technology for maintaining a sharp focus
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. "FSE" is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about "FSE", visit OKI's website at http://www.face-sensing-engine.com. YouTube is a registered trademark of YouTube, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com
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