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Casio releases two firmware updates for the EX-Z850

Casio announces two firmware updates for the Exilim Z850. One update (Version 1.20) provides SDHC (High Capacity) memory card support and the other update (Version 1.3B) provides improved HQ Mode movie quality. You should note that this last update makes the field of view angle of the HQ Mode narrower than the previous firmware version. Because of this, Casio is providing firmware version 1.20 that enables the SDHC memory card support as a separate version in case you do not want a limited field of view angle...

SUMMARY

Visit the Casio EX-Z850 download pageWe would like to announce two new firmware updates for the EX-Z850 available on the net. One update provides SDHC memory card support and the other responds to requests from your uses for improved HQ Mode movie quality.
Note that the update version (Version 1.3B) that improves HQ Mode movie quality makes the field of view angle of the HQ Mode narrower than the previous firmware version. Because of this, we are also providing a separate version that enables SDHS memory care support only for those who do not want a limited field of view angle. After reading the explanations below, download and install the version update that suits your needs.

Differences between the Two Versions
 
EX-Z850 Ver.1.20
• Provides support for SDHC memory cards with capacities of 8 GB or greater.
* The field of view angle or image quality of this version is the same as the previous firmware version.
 
EX-Z850 Ver.1.3B
• Improved focus tracking during movie recording.
• Provides support for SDHC memory cards with capacities of 8 GB or greater.
• Fixes a problem with V1.1B snapshot processing.
• Better HQ Mode movie quality (less digital noise, smoother lines) than the previous firmware version
• Approximately 40% narrower field of view angle than the previous firmware version for HQ Mode movies
Normal Mode or LP Mode movies of this version are the same as the previous firmware version.

Important!
• The name of the file created when Version 1.20 is extracted is the same as the file created when Version 1.3B is extracted (EX-Z850.BIN). Do not extract both versions inside the same folder.  
• You can switch between Version 1.20 and Version 1.3B a many times as you like.

Additional information: Visit the Casio EX-Z850 download page
August 23, 2007
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