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22nd July 2008
Casio introduces the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150
5017: Casio introduces the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150

Introduction
Release Issued by Casio:

CASIO INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S SLIMMEST* DIGITAL CAMERA WITH A WIDE-ANGLE 4X OPTICAL ZOOM

Features CCD-shift anti-shake function and a large 3.0 inch LCD display

DOVER, NJ, JULY 14, 2008 — Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the newest model in its EXILIM® digital camera series — the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which features a wide-angle zoom lens, a CCD-shift anti-shake function, a 3.0” LCD monitor and an 8.1 effective megapixel resolution.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 contains the features and functions needed to meet the demanding requirements of today’s digital camera users, all within a slim form factor.  The EX-Z150 comes complete with a built-in wide-angle 28 mm (35 mm film equivalent) and 4X optical zoom lens, at just .79” thick (.74”; at the thinnest section).

“This camera is the perfect accessory for the picture taking enthusiast as it is compact, attractive and comes equipped with face detection technology which is a popular feature,” said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. “The EX-Z150 stays true to the user-friendly features that have become standard to the EXILIM Zoom series.

To complement the slim, stylish look, the new EXILIM offers all the premium functionality you would expect in a much bigger digital camera, including a CCD-shift anti-shake function and face detection technology. It also features a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor, a first for the EXILIM series, making it even easier to compose shots and adding to the fun of viewing the images taken.

* As at July 14, 2008, for a digital camera with a wide-angle 28 mm equivalent 4X optical zoom lens. Based on Casio survey.

Available at retail in September,the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 will be available in silver and black, as well as colorful red, pink and green with an MSRP of $199.99.

MAIN FEATURES OF THE EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z150

  • 8.1 effective megapixel model for high resolution photography
  • Slim, compact size: 3.81” wide x 2.26” high x .79” thick (.74”; at the thinnest section)
  • 28 mm-equivalent wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens enables users to conveniently photograph scenes such as tall buildings or get shots of big groups of people in a small room, while still allowing zoom photography to capture distant subjects
  • CCD-shift anti-shake function for beautiful image quality, free from effects of camera-shake
  • Face detection technology that senses people’s faces
  • Large 3.0 inch, high resolution LCD monitor with 230,400 dots

Specifications subject to change without notice.
*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
*2. Within limits of memory and battery life.
*3. When using built-in memory.
*4. With built-in flash off.
*5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*6. Range is affected by optical zoom.
*7. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
*8. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
*9. F7.7 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
*10. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
*11. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.

For more information, visit www.casiousa.com

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EX-Z150 Specifications


EXILIM Zoom
EX-Z150
Number of Effective Pixels 8.1 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels 8.29 million
File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording) WAV format (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area) 17.9MB
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 3264 x 1840 (16:9),
2816 x 2112, 2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Movies 640 × 480 (HQ/Normal, 30 fps), 320 × 240 (LP, 15 fps)
Recording Capacity
(When Set at Maximum Image Size)
Still Images Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 3 shots (Fine) / 7 shots (Normal) / 10 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*1 Approx. 210 shots (Fine) / 392 shots (Normal) / 578 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Capacity per File: 4GB*2
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 11 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB*1 Approx. 11 min. 43 seconds
Operating Speed Power on to First Shot*3*4 To be advised
Shutter Release Time Lag*3*4 To be advised
Shot to Shot Time*4*5 To be advised
Normal Speed Continuous Shutter*5 To be advised
Lens Construction 7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.6 (W) to 5.9 (T)
Focal Length f= 4.65 to 18.6mm (4X)
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 28 to 112mm (4X)
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Multi
Focus Range*6
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus Approx. 15.75” to ∞ (W)
Macro Approx. 5.91” to 19.69” (W)
Infinity Mode ∞ (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 5.91” to ∞ (W)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*7 Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene
(BEST SHOT)
4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture*8 F2.6 (W) to F7.7 (W)*9, auto switching
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*10 Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions BEST SHOT Included: 22 scenes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Included
Face Detection Included
Voice Recording Included
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range Normal: approx. .49’ to 10.50’ (W), approx. 1.97’ to 4.92’ (T)
Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 dots (960x240)
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Included
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/
Output Terminals
USB/AV port
USB USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-70) x 1
Battery Life Number of Shots*11 Approx. 280 still images (CIPA standards)
Continuous Playback Approx 4 hr. 20 min. (still images)
Continuous Recording Approx. 4 hr. 50 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 3.81” (W) x 2.26” (H) x .79 (D)
Thinnest part: .74”
Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 4.44 oz
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord,
USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM
 
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