World's first silent camera, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS100, offers a sound-sensitive mode for quieter areas.

Casio’s latest compact, the Exilim EX-ZS100, offers a number of impressive features from the 14MP sensor through to the 12.5x optical zoom. The stand-out element being highlighted by Casio, however, is the Silent Mode, which reduces the amount of noise the camera creates to avoid disturbing quieter areas. 

With a 24mm wide angle lens and 720p HD movie mode the ZS100 seems perfect for any number of museums or churches where unwanted noise would be frowned upon. The mode also disables the flash, making the process of taking an image far less intrusive. 

Elsewhere a 2.7inch LCD screen and an Advanced Easy mode are offered, as well as USB charging and USB tracking. The Casio Exilim EX-ZS100 will be priced at £149.99 and available from the 18th of this month. For more information on Casio head to

Casio Exilim EX-ZS100 specs;

File Format: Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF2.0, DPOF
Movies: Motion JPEG, AVI format, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV format (monaural)”  
Recording Media: 13.6MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card compatible

Number of Recorded Pixels:

Still images: 14M(4320×3240)/3:2(4320×2880)/16:9(4320×2432)/10M(3648×2736)/6M(2816×2112)/3M(2048×1536)/VGA(640×480)”
Movies: HD(1280 X 720) / STD(640X480)

Number of Effective Pixels: Approx. 14.1 megapixels (/million)  
Image Sensor: 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 14.48 megapixels (/million)”  

Lenz / Focal Length: F3.0(W) – F5.9(T) / f=4.24 – 53.0mm (Approx. 24 – 300mm equivalent to 35mm film) 9 lenses in 8 groups, including aspherical lens.”  
Zoom Ratio: 12.5 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (50 times both with optical and digital zoom) 159.5x maximum digital zoom (in combination with HD Zoom, VGA size)”  
Focus Type: Contrast Detection Auto Focus  
Focus Mode: Auto Focus, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity mode, Manual focus  
AF Area: Spot, Multi, Tracking  
Focus Range:
Auto focus: Approx. 5cm – Infinity (W)
(Still Images) Macro: Approx. 1cm – 50cm (Fifth step from Widest Setting)
Super Macro: Approx. 1cm – 50cm
Infinity mode: Infinity

Manual focus: Approx. 5cm – Infinity (W)
                     * Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.  
Exposure Metering: Multi pattern, (centre weighted for some BS scenes) by CCD  
Exposure Control: Program AE  
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)  
Shutter Type: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter  

Shutter Speed:
Auto : 1/2 – 1/2000 second  
Night Scene : 4 – 1/2000 second  
(Depending on user’s setting of Camera)  

Aperture: F3.0(W) – F7.9(W) (ND filter is being used) (Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.)  
White Balance: Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, manual WB”  
Sensitivity: Still images: Auto/ ISO64/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO800/ ISO1600 (SOS)*     
Movies: Auto: * SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity.  

Self-Timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer  
Flash Mode: Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red eye reduction  
Flash Range: Normal:
Approx. 0.4 – 2.67 m (W)
Approx. 0.9 – 1.36 m (T)
      * Range is affected by optical zoom.  
Flash Charge Time: Approximately 5 seconds  
Recording Functions: Snapshot , BEST SHOT, easy Mode, Silent, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS), Face Detection, Anti Shake, Lighting, Movie(Normal Movie, For YouTube), Voice Recording
Audio recording is monaural”  

Playback Functions: Playback Zoom(8X), 25-image Screen, BGM Slideshow, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy  
Other Functions: Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible, Video Output(NTSC/PAL), PictBridge, Focus Frame Customization, Key Customization, USB charging  
Image Deletion: “One image / Selected images / All images with memory protect function”  
Approximate Maximum Audio: After Recording: 30 seconds per image  
Recording Times: Voice Recording: 39 minutes 51 seconds (when using built-in memory)  
Monitor: 2.7-inch TFT colour LCD 230,400 dots (960 x 240)”  
Viewfinder: LCD monitor  

Timekeeping Function: Date and Time: Recorded with image data with time stamp function  
Auto Calendar: To 2049  
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time  
External connection terminal: USB port (Hi-Speed USB compatible, USB charging) / AV output terminal (NTSC/PAL)  
Microphone: Monaural  
Speaker: Monaural  
Power Source: Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x1  
Power Consumption: 3.7V DC, Approximately 2.8W  

Dimensions: 102(W) x 58.9(H) x 28.7(D) mm (excluding projections; 21.1mm)”  
Approximately 185g (Including Battery and Memory Card*)  
Approximately 164g (Excluding Battery and Memory Card)  
      * 1GB : When using Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.