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The new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star"


Casio launches a Red Star version of its compact EXILIM EX-Z50. The shiny red one is ready for all kinds of snapshots in around 1.6 seconds and a shutter release time lag of around 0.01 seconds. The Z50 comes with an USB docking station for control and uncomplicated data transmission from the camera to the PC. More information on the EX-Z50 you'll find in our review of last month.
Update Exilim EX-Z50 now available in Blue too...

PRESS SUMMARY

Casio EXILIM EX-Z50 Red Star featuresFiery photo technology for hot winter nights: - The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 RED STAR
 
Norderstedt, October 2004 - The days are getting shorter and the dark season is setting in. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" Special Edition with its loud colour shade and lots of power gets everyone out of hibernation. The little one is power-packed! In its shiny metallic red it records the big party celebration in no time at all.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" is not only a hot candidate for fantastic pictures when it comes to design; the lifestyle camera is also a shining example for photo fun as regards the subject of technology. 5.0 Megapixel and 3x optical zoom provide outstanding sharpness, and it's easy to watch for the right moment with the Direct On function. The shiny red one is ready for all kinds of snapshots in around 1.6 seconds1). With a shutter release time lag of around 0.01 seconds2), you can take a photo of the good-looking guy next door before he notices. And if the unnoticed approach is successful, even the smallest tattoo can still be shot in large format. Namely, the Auto Macro function automatically switches from Autofocus to the Macro mode and back again as required. In the heat of the night the "Red Star" is a faithful companion: the SUPER LIFE battery gives it power for up to 390 pictures3). One charge of the powerful Lithium-Ion storage battery is enough. For poorly-lit pictures there is the useful Flash Assist function available, which most automatically brightens up pictures that have turned out too dark if need be. And when you've found Mr. Perfect at last, the movie function is activated. It records a film with sound recording without any time limit4). For flaming moments by candlelight, the "Red Star" offers a further highlight: in the BESTSHOT function there are 23 preset motif programs for all kinds of different situations, as well as for the scenario. For easy operation and a technically top-class performance, the Icon Help function explains the symbol of the respective mode that the photo-lover is currently using.

1) LCD and flash switched off
2) After focusing
4) Acc. to CIPA standard
5) Depending on the size of the memory card

The USB docking station charges the camera and controls at the same time the uncomplicated data transmission from the camera to the PC. It is included in the delivery package together with the Lithium-Ion storage battery, extensive software on CD-ROM and carrying strap.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" is available from the beginning of November.

Additional information: Casio EXILIM EX-Z50 Red Star features
October 18, 2004
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