|Casio Exilim EX-Z280|
Ilse Jurriën : August 18th 2009 - 10:20 CET
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z280 digital camera : The new Exilim Zoom EX-Z280 from Casio is a delight with its captivating functions and is the ideal digital camera for the whole family. Whether a birthday party with friends, a joint weekend trip or portraits of relatives - the Casio Exilim Zoom camera transforms the happiest of moments into unforgettable memories. The new Casio camera combines high performance and lots of fun in its slim and compact casing. The Casio Exilim EX-Z280 is a 12.1 effective megapixel digital camera boasting a wide-angle 26 mm 4x optical zoom lens in a stylishly slim, compact body. Needless to say, it comes complete with Casio's usual high-performance features, such as a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism and Face Detection function. |
Casio EX-Z280 features a Exilim Engine 4.0 processor
The Exilim Engine 4.0 features a high-speed dedicated image processing CPU in addition to an ordinary CPU, allowing the Casio Z280 camera to perform complex processing such as is required to allow users to combine images right on the digital camera. Casio developed the new image processor engine to make possible beautiful, high-quality pictures, with outstanding color reproduction and a rich tonal range that guarantees superior visual expression, and noise reduction at high-sensitivity levels.
Casio Exilim Z280 offers a Dynamic Photo function
The innovative Dynamic Photo function makes it possible to extract multiple motifs from one series of photos and turn them into an animated sequence. This can then be placed into another photo and now also be enlarged or minimised as well as optimally adjusted to the background within the newly created picture. The photographer can refine his digital photographs even further simply by adding one of the already installed animations. The dynamic photo function can subsequently be turned into a film file while still in the digital camera. This not only makes taking pictures fun, but also the creation of one's own photo and video compositions.
Make-up function on the Casio EX-Z280 digital camera
In addition to recognizing faces and adjusting focus and exposure accordingly, the Casio Exilim Z280 digital camera can make adjustments to smooth skin in images and soften facial shadows caused by sunlight, creating beautiful photographs of people's faces. The photographer can choose from one of twelve levels of skin beauty using different strengths of image processing, and can shoot after they review the results on the LCD monitor.
Casio EX-Z280 equipped with a Night Scene function
The Casio Exilim EX-Z280 can automatically detect difficult situations, such as night scenes where there would normally be camera shake, and backlit scenes where faces or backgrounds can be poorly exposed, and then make the most appropriate settings. All the photographer has to do is to press the shutter button to take great pictures.
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 autofocus function
The new Casio digital camera incorporates an autofocus function that automatically follows a moving subject. When a subject leaves the frame the Casio EX-Z280 makes a record of it, and when the same subject once again enters the frame it is recognized by the camera, and auto focusing is resumed.
Record HD movies with the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z280
The Casio Exilim Zoom camera also features an HD Movie function. Just press the dedicated Movie button to take beautiful movies at 1280x720 pixels.
Casio Z280 also features a YouTube video mode
Movies can be recorded and saved using the ideal size and quality settings for the world's most popular video sharing site, YouTube. Recorded movies can be easily uploaded to YouTube using the included computer software.
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 offers an Easy Mode
Using Easy Mode, photo settings are restricted to just image size, flash on/off and self timer, and these are displayed on a simplified menu screen.
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 review
As soon as we receive a full production Casio Exilim EX-Z280 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Casio EX-Z280 review.