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Casio EX-Z120, Z110 and Z10  focus on user-friendly convenience

Casio announces  the latest additions to its EXILIM line up with the EX-Z120, EX-Z110, and EX-Z10 digital cameras. The EX-Z120 features 7.2 megapixel resolution and 32 scene BEST SHOT function located on a convenient mode dial. The EX-Z110 features 6.0 megapixels and the EX-Z10 features 5.0 megapixels, both with practical 28 scene Best Shot. The Z-110 and Z-120 will be available in the U.S. and in Europe in early to mid September. The EX-Z10 is announced in Europe only...
Casio EX-Z120, Z110 and Z10  focus on user-friendly convenience - digital camera and photography news

PRESS SUMMARY

High Performance EXILIM ZOOM with Anti Shake DSP for Everyone
 
CASIO Europe GmbH, in conjunction with its parent company CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced the release of the latest additions to its EXILIM ZOOM line up with the EX-Z10, EX-Z110, and EX-Z120 digital cameras. Designed to be user-friendly, fun, and convenient, as well as featuring CASIO's renowned EXILIM Engine with Anti Shake DSP, these offerings are intended to introduce the ease and enjoyment of high quality digital photography and world-class performance to anyone, anywhere.

The EXILIM digital camera series represents the culmination of CASIO's core technologies, combining cutting-edge miniaturization and digital expertise with state-of-the-art photographic capability. As with all digital cameras in the EXILIM series, the new EXILIM ZOOM models feature CASIO's EXILIM Engine, an image processing module that delivers high quality images, quick operation, and low power consumption, all of which have made EXILIM the camera of choice for many users the world over.

These latest models feature the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects, while the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions ensure that photos are properly focused. High Sensitivity Mode produces clear shots with a bright background without the flash, even when lighting is dim. The EX-Z120 features 7.2 megapixel resolution and 32 scene BEST SHOT function located on a convenient mode dial. The EX-Z110 features 6.0 megapixels and the EX-Z10 features 5.0 megapixels, both with practical 28 scene BEST SHOT.

For enhanced user-friendliness, the mode dial and easy mode menu use simple icon images that make picture taking a snap for beginner digital camera users. The EXILIM's emblematic quick start-up is further made convenient with easily accessible DIRECT ON buttons that enable fast start-up for quick shots and photo viewing. All three new models run on AA batteries and have an AV out port allowing quick and convenient image viewing on televisions. Each camera has a 2.0-inch TFT color LCD display as well as a standard optical viewfinder, a 3x optical zoom, and VGA (640x480 pixels) size video recording capabilities. Of course, EXILIM standard features, such as short release time lag, allow pictures to be taken almost instantaneously, so you never miss the important moments. For those who want to enjoy more ambitious photography, these cameras support manual settings such as adjustable shutter speed and aperture for creative photo experiments, satisfying the needs of aspiring minds.

The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z10, EX-Z110, and EX-Z120 cameras are designed to bring the fun and convenience of digital photography to people everywhere with user-friendly features that are true to CASIO's tradition of cutting-edge technology, intelligent functionality, and high-quality photography. EX-Z120/Z110/Z10 Main Features

High Performance, Advanced Capabilities

The Z120 has a 7.2 megapixel CCD (Z-110: 6.0 megapixel CCD; Z-10: 5.0 megapixel CCD) and a slim 3x optical zoom
High quality images, high speed, and long lasting battery in a miniaturized package with EXILIM Engine image processing module
The latest version of the EXILIM Engine features the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects
Large 2.0-inch digital interface TFT LCD display
The Z120 can take 170 still shots (Z110: 180 shots; Z10: 270 shots) on one battery charge at CIPA standards1)
Stylish, compact and high grade body fits hands nicely
The zoom lever and shutter are combined into one
1) Based on Alkaline (LR6 Matsushita Battery Industrial CO., LTD.)

Easy to Operate User-friendly Mode

Mode dial facilitates easy switching between still shot mode, playback mode, etc.
For first-time users who find it difficult to navigate complicated settings, easy mode displays selected menu items such as image size and flash on/off in a large, easy to understand format
Camera powered by AA alkaline, nickel-cadmium, or lithium batteries available at most stores
Enhanced Quick Responsiveness
Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 1.3 seconds (Z10/Z110: approximately 1.5 seconds)2)
After the shutter is snapped, picture is taken almost instantaneously with an approximately 0.007 seconds release time lag (Z110 has 0.004 second lag)3)
High-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 seconds interval
Continuous shutter function enables photos to be taken in approximately 0.9 seconds4) intervals, limited to available space on memory card
The "DIRECT ON" button function allows quick startup in both shooting and playback modes
2) using internal memory, with internal flash turned off
3) with internal flash turned off
4) depending on the type of memory card used

Convenient and Multivariate Functions

Simple selection from 32 different BEST SHOT scenes (Z10/Z110: 28 BEST SHOT scenes)5) provides beautiful still pictures
Manual setting allows adjustment of camera iris, shutter speed, exposure, etc. for custom shots
The "Quick Shutter" function reduces mistakes by facilitating simple and easy high-speed focusing
The "Auto Macro" mode allows for automatic switching between macro mode and auto focus mode
The "Icon Help" function provides pop-up icon guidance when adjusting camera settings
The "Flash Assist" mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
5) BEST SHOT scenes include "Anti Shake", which reduces blurring caused by both shaking hands and moving subjects, as well as "High Sensitivity", which enables bright pictures in a dim place even without the flash.

Movie Functions

Movies recorded in VGA (640x480 pixels) size, 30 frames per second (Z120: 28 frames per second) (Motion JPEG)
Using the "MOTION PRINT" function, movies can be converted into a series of nine or just one snapshot for printing
Movies can be zoomed in during replay
The "Movie Editing" operation offers three ways (beginning, middle, end) to cut unwanted scenes from a movie

Miscellaneous

Equipped with audiovisual interface allows camera to be directly connected to television in order to view pictures and movies
Includes "Photo Loader" software which facilitates easy transfer of pictures to a PC
Menu display language can be set to Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Compatible with PictBridge and USB Direct Print for direct connection to printing device
Compatible with ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) as well as PRINT Image Matching?
August 5, 2005
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