Casio launches 16.1-megapixels EX-Z3000 digital camera with touch screen shutter

Casio today announced the release of the new Exilim EX-Z3000, the latest addition to the Casio Exilim family of digital cameras. The new Exilim EX-Z3000 camera has an effective resolution of 16.1-megapixels and boasts a 3.2-inch, high-performance, super-clear LCD touch screen with 460,000 pixels that enables users to take photos and then view them just by touching the screen. The Exilim EX-Z3000 features an 8x optical zoom lens in a compact body only 22.6 millimeters from front to back and comes loaded with touch features that make it a breeze not only to view images, but also to shoot photos. Users can activate the shutter simply by touching the screen: with a single touch, the camera focuses on that point in the scene and captures the image. The fully automatic Premium Auto function also helps to ensure beautiful photos, whether taken with the shutter button or the touch screen.

The EX-Z3000 also features CCD-shift image stabilization and Casio’s Single Frame SR Zoom, which zooms up to 12 times while reducing image quality degradation, together with high-speed autofocus (0.14 seconds) and macro focusing down to 2 centimeters. The long battery life delivers 560 shots on a single full charge. Other features include HDR-ART for producing original artistic images right on the camera, HD Movie that allows zoom-in during movie capture, and Slide Panorama for taking shots of wide-open landscapes.The EX-Z3000 is available in four colors: silver, pink, brown, and red.