Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Casio 02/26/2006 Press Release
Press Release - February 26, 2005
EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 LAUNCHED WITH HIGH RESOLUTION 8.1 MEGAPIXEL IMAGES AND NEW eBay BEST SHOT MODE
New Digital Camera Offers Big Performance In A Small, Sleek Package
New and exclusive to the Casio EXILIM line of digital cameras in the U.S., is the eBay Best Shot mode. The 21st of 34 Best Shot modes in the zoom series Z850 model, eBay Best Shot is currently incorporated into three newly introduced EXILIM model digital cameras. eBay Best Shot takes photos at a size that is image optimized for display on eBay, allowing picture takers to more quickly and easily create photos for selling items on eBay. eBay Best Shot mode also includes Auto Macro, an ideal setting for capturing images of small items such as jewelry, tags, etc., thus automatically adjusting the focus from acquiring fine details in close up shots to capturing large items from a distance. eBay Best Shot mode allows users to capture optimized images at an ideal size for eBay.
The EX-Z850 includes the latest version of the EXILIM Engine, featuring the Anti Shake DSP, which considerably reduces the capture of blurred images due to shaky hands or moving subjects, so you only have to worry about which shots to take, not how they will come out. In response to user’s high demand, the EX-Z850’s Super Life Battery supports 440 shots per charge, providing convenient, long-lasting usability.
Notably new features on the EX-Z850 include flash functions for a variety of settings and situations, including Rapid Flash, which enables three flash photos in only one second to completely capture a given moment; Soft Flash, which prevents overexposure of subjects photographed up close; and High Power Flash, which ensures that subjects are properly illuminated even when photographed as far away as approximately 39.7 feet. The EX-Z850 also includes "Old Photo" Best Shot Mode, which refreshes faded colors of old photos by bringing them back to life in digital format. Additionally, when taking high quality long duration MPEG-4 movies, the EX-Z850 instantaneously reduces camera shake electronically. For movies taken in dimly lit environments, the "built-in" Illumination LED Light provides additional illumination of the subject.
"We are very excited about the introduction of our latest EXILIM ZOOM model, said Bill Heuer, Senior Vice President of Sales of Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. "The EX-Z850 represents the latest technology and functions the EXILIM digital camera line has to offer. Easy to use automatically or customizable to user specifications, this camera offers the stunningly high quality images and versatility that comes only from CASIO, he continued.
The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 will have a suggested retail of .99 and will be available in silver by mid April.
Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipments solutions, established in 1957. Casio Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com
Highly Efficient, Advanced Performance
*2 when display is set at standard brightness
*3 using internal memory, with internal flash turned off
*4 with internal flash turned off
Numerous Easy to Use Functions
High Quality Movie Functions
High quality multi-use functions