Casio announces Four New EXILIM Digital Cameras with new imaging engine for superb photography
Casio today announced the release of four new, high-profile additions to its Exilim family of digital cameras. The 10.1 effective megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z300 and the 9.1 effective megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z250 both deliver beautiful high resolution images and outstanding functionality made possible by a new Casio imaging engine for high speed image processing. The 9.1 effective megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z85 and EX-Z19 cameras feature a stylish design and are packed with the kind of innovative features users have come to expect from Casio.
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Casio EX-Z300 and EX-Z250 combine high resolution and high speed image processing to produce beautiful photos of people and night scenes.
Tokyo, August 20, 2008 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of four new, high-profile additions to its EXILIM family of digital cameras. The 10.1 effective megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z300 and the 9.1 effective megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z250 both deliver beautiful high resolution images and outstanding functionality made possible by a new Casio imaging engine for high speed image processing. The 9.1 effective megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z85 and EX-Z19 cameras feature a stylish design and are packed with the kind of innovative features users have come to expect from Casio.
EX-Z300 and EX-Z250 combine high resolution and high speed image processing to produce beautiful photos of people and night scenes
Thanks to Casio’s new EXILIM Engine 3.0*, these two cameras produce beautiful image quality with low noise and moiré. Both are high resolution models, and they boast excellent resolving power, offering precise, smooth rendering of images. The image processing speed and power of Casio’s new engine make possible entirely new functions that deliver fantastic photos of people’s faces, night scenes and other subjects that have challenged photographers for years. These cameras automatically detect and correct for difficult situations, such as night scene photography where camera shake could be a problem, or backlit subjects where faces often come out too dark. This all means that users get great, well-balanced photos of family and friends against any background with no more worry than it takes to press the shutter button. These cameras also feature a Makeup function that creates beautiful photographs of people’s faces: high end image processing can smooth skin and soften facial shadows caused by sunlight. The photographer gets to choose to apply such image processing at one of twelve levels, from weak through strong, and can shoot while checking the results of the effects in the LCD monitor. At last, a camera that brings out all the beauty of the human face, creating images worthy of keeping forever as special memories.
* EXILIM Engine 3.0: This is an image processing module that packages a new, dedicated high speed image processing CPU (central processing unit) with the high performance CPU used to date. Digital cameras are constantly developing and evolving new levels of “beautiful imagery” and “convenient shooting functions.” This new module quickly processes complex images, making it possible for customers to shoot and view wonderful photos with simplicity and ease.
EXILIM Zoom EX-Z85 and EX-Z19 — Two 9.1 effective megapixel cameras with stylish designs
The EX-Z85 comes with a Face Recognition function that can detect the presence of up to 10 people’s faces and then give priority to the faces of pre-registered people for correct focus and exposure, and an Auto Shutter function, which automatically takes a photo the instant camera shake ceases, as well as a Movie button that lets users easily record widescreen movies. The design of the focus frame and the color of the menu screen can be customized in accordance with each user’s wishes, and the camera comes in eight colors — silver, black, vivid pink, pink, blue, green, brown and orange. The EX-Z19 features a BEST SHOT feature that allows the camera to be set up to optimally capture images according to user-selected scene types. In Easy Mode, the camera’s settings menu has been simplified to just three items — flash, self timer and image size — making it a snap for even total beginners to use. Both of these cameras deliver high performance with a compact, stylish look.