Casio Launches Second Model in Line of Stylish 10.1 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Casio have today announced the launch of its latest 10.1 Megapixel offering: the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050.

The EX-Z1050 follows Casio?s revolutionary EX-Z1000, the first camera in the world to deliver 10.1 megapixel resolution in a body that fits into the palm of the photographer?s hand. The EX-Z1050 is smaller than the EX-Z1000, yet this reduction in size does not mean a cutback on features.

Incorporating a substantial 2.6inch LCD, the EX-Z1050 allows both quality and ease-of-use. It is built with the highly sophisticated EXILIM Engine 2.0 ? a high-performance, image-processing module that both improves image quality and boosts performance.

The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050 will be available in silver, black, gold, blue and pink at a UK suggested selling price of £229.99

See below for full press release

London, 30 January 2007 – Casio Electronics Co. Ltd. and its parent company Casio Computer Co. Ltd., announced the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050, the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. Featuring a newly developed, high-performance, image-processing module, Casio’s new EX-Z1050 makes it even easier to enjoy shooting super-high resolution, 10.1 megapixel images.

Last year, Casio released the revolutionary EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1000, the first digital camera in the world to deliver 10.1 megapixel resolution in a size that fits easily in the palm of the hand. The EX-Z1000 won acclaim for making it simpler than ever to capture images at a remarkably high resolution, and its trend-setting performance created a brand new market.

Casio developed the new EX-Z1050, as stylish and slim as any EXILIM, to enable an even greater variety of people to enjoy photography at the super high-resolution of 10.1 megapixels. At this amazing level of detail, photos print crystal-clear even in large sizes or when trimmed to show just part of the image. The EX-Z1050 is even smaller than the EX-Z1000, but features Casio’s generous new 2.6 inch Wide and Bright LCD display. The camera’s lightweight aluminium construction makes it a breeze to carry and gives it an unforgettable look.

The EX-Z1050 is more than just convenient and stylish: this camera is a truly high-performance device. It is built with the highly sophisticated EXILIM Engine 2.0 – a high-performance, image-processing module that not only improves image quality, but also boosts performance by, for instance, delivering new motion analysis technology. This latest model in the EXILIM series also delivers best-in-class high-speed, continuous shooting at 7 shots per second until the available memory is full, empowering users to capture every split second of an action-packed scene.

Main Features

· Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 10.1 million effective pixels and 3x optical zoom.

· Maximum 7 shots/second high-speed continuous shooting (Limited to 2.0 megapixels and normal image quality. Requires use of a High Speed SD Memory Card.)

· EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module featuring new motion analysis technology.
* Blur-reduction technologies
Automatically analyses the velocity and vector of a moving subject and sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
Movie mode with electronic camera shake compensation function.
* “Auto Tracking AF” function follows moving subjects, keeping them continuously in focus until the photo is taken.

· Newly developed 2.6 inch Wide and Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 at centre of screen).

· Control panel that displays shooting information on the right side of the monitor and enables direct camera control.

· Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.

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