Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Casio EX-Z300, EX-Z250, EX-Z85, EX-Z19

Yes, more Casio Exilim ultra-cuties! Four more to be precise! These in addition to the EX-150 announced a month ago.

The Casio USA press release for the first three at the Imaging Insider and the EX-Z19 press release at Photography Blog. The Japanese updates at the computer-translated

Meet the Casio EX-Z300
The parade of new Casios begins with the 10mp 1/2.33" EX-Z300, which starts at 28mm wide with its 4x optical zoom lens (28-112mm eq). It has sensor-shift image stabilization, a 3" LCD, and will be available in gold, black and silver. Video is 24fps 1280x720. The NP-40 LiIon battery gives 300 CIPA, which is a decent number.

Meet the Casio EX-Z250
Casio is stingy on the 10mp 1/2.33" sensor, as the Z250, just like the Z150 mentioned above, uses a 1/2.5" sensor. This time a 9mp 1/2.5" CCD. They have a number of similarities, but there are some differences such as 30fps 848x480 wide video mode, NP-70 LiIon battery with 280 CIPA,

Meet the Casio EX-Z85
The Z85 uses a more typical ultracompact lens, a 3x optical zoom going from 38-114mm equivalent. The sensor is a 9mp 1/2.5", with a 2.6" LCD, 240 CIPA with the NP-60 LiIon battery, and things like that. This is available in five colors, including orange, pink, brown, silver and light blue. Casio Japan markets this as a digital camera for women.

Meet the Casio EX-Z19
The EX-Z19 appears to be only announced in the UK (maybe continental Europe as well?) so far, as we did not find it in the USA or Japanese press releases. It uses a 9mp 1/2.5" sensor, 3x optical zoom lens (starting around 38mm), 2.6" LCD, NP-60 LiIon, and things like that. This is the entry-level tier of the Casio Exilim line-up.

Digital Makeup mode
We have to mention that the EX-Z300 and Z250 models feature a "groundbreaking feature", digital makeup mode! :)

New Cameras added to the lists
We have added the four new Casios to the Digital Camera List and the New Digital Cameras of 2008 page.

Believe it or not we have had 160 brand new digital camera models in 2008 so far. One hundred and sixty!!!

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