Casio (http://www.casio.com) has released two new Exilim cameras, the Exilim Card EX-S200 and Exilim ZOOM EX-Z800 cameras, marking the latest additions to the Exilim family of digital cameras. Both cameras sport a compact body and Single Frame SR Zoom that extends the zoom range.
The new cameras make use of the Exilim Engine 5.0 and super resolution technology to take photos with exceptional clarity and resolution, while the Single Frame SR Zoom maintains image quality through 1.5 times the range of the optical zoom, according to Toshi Iguchi, senior general manager, Digital Imaging Division, Casio America. Other features include the Premium Auto function, which automatically produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button.
The Exilim Card EX-S200 is a card-sized camera six inches at its thinnest part, while the Exilim Zoom EX-Z800 is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Both cameras sport a 4X optical zoom lens that starts at a 27mm wide-angle view (35 mm film camera equivalent) and is capable of taking images with an effective resolution of 14.1 megapixels, while packing numerous other camera features such as Casio’s CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.
The EX-S200 uses a flat lens barrel and lens ring to achieve a thin body that combines contrasting geometric shapes. It comes in five different colors: silver, orange, blue, black and pink. The Quick Mode function powers on the camera with a press of the shutter button, previews a photo after shooting, and automatically powers down.
The lens, LCD monitor and buttons of the EX-Z800 are flat to achieve a compact body that fits the contours of the hand. The EX-Z800 comes in six different colors, ranging from basic black and silver to vivid pink, red, yellow and blue. The camera features dedicated Shoot, View and Delete buttons that provide access to each of the basic operations of a digital camera.
Casio’s Dynamic Photo function creates composite moving images, making it possible to have multiple characters moving independently of each other against a background of moving images up to as long as 20 seconds. The Art Effect function takes saved images and makes them look like artwork.
The Z800 will retail for US$149.99 and the S00 for $179.99. Both will be available in September.