Casio Releases The Exilim EX-Z2000
~ Combining A Sleek Design With State-Of-The-Art Functionality ~
6 January 2010 - Casio Computer Co., Ltd announced today the release of the sleek and compact EX-Z2000, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art fully-automatic features including Casio’s unique Dynamic Photo and Premium Auto functions.
The 14.1 effective megapixel EX-Z2000 comes with a wide-angle 26mm 5X optical zoom and a 3.0-inch Super Clear LCD screen with a resolution of approximately 460,000 pixels. The camera comes with CCD-shift image stabilisation and HD Movie functions, as well as a long-life battery, making it possible to take 580 shots*1 on a single full charge.
EXILIM Engine 5.0
The new Engine 5.0 increases image processing speed by 30%, and produces beautiful images through advanced color reproduction and rich tonal gradation by removing noise from photos in the high sensitivity mode.
Casio’s Advanced Dynamic Photo function creates “moving photos” by allowing the user to cut moving subjects from the background of images taken with the continuous shooting function, and combine them with a different still image. The user can also cut-out moving images and paste them onto other moving images. This function not only increases the “fun of creating images,” but also increases the “fun of sharing images” by making it easy to upload images to YouTube™ using the pre-loaded software or post them to a blog.
Premium Auto is a state-of-the-art fully-automatic function that analyses the scene being photographed - including distinguishing night scenes, back lighting, a blue sky, green trees, or a sunset. It can also sense whether there is a face in the frame, the movement and position of the subject, and whether a tripod is being used. It simultaneously optimises settings for exposure, ISO sensitivity, point of focus, photo blur correction, tonal range and colour balance, and level of noise reduction.
Art Shot function
The Art Shot function makes use of the image processing technology in the EXILIM Engine 5.0 to create photos of scenery or human subjects that have the feel of a painting. The view in the LCD screen of the subject in front of the user can be switched between an oil painting, a crayon drawing, or a watercolour painting, allowing the user to select the preferred art style in which to photograph the scene.
The EX-Z2000 will retail with an RRP of £179*2 and can be purchased from all good camera stockists and www.casioonline.co.uk.
*1. In accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards.
*2. As of 1 January 2010