|Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000|
Mark Peters : September 20th 2012 - 13:40 CET
Photokina 2012 Show - Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 digital camera : At the Photokina Show in Germany, two new compact cameras have been announced by Casio. Among them is the new High-Speed flagship model, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000. The Casio EX-ZR1000 digital camera is equipped with a 24mm wide-angle lens and 12.5x optical zoom. The Casio ZR1000 inherits the renowned quick shooting capabilities of every High Speed Exilim, and comes equipped with a newly designed, high-quality graphical user interface. New features include a function ring and Tilt-Type LCD display for noticeably better operability and great shooting performance compared to previous camera models.|
Casio Exilim Cameras
When Casio introduced its Exilim EX-F1 in 2008, the camera's shooting speed of 60 pictures per second was the world's fastest at that time. The Casio Exilim EX-F1 created a new market for High Speed Exilim Technology, which can record motion too fast for the human eye to see. Casio then combined its high-speed shooting and high-speed image processing technologies to develop its new EXILIM Engine HS in 2010. This powerful new engine was included in the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10, a high-performance compact camera that outdid conventional compact digital cameras with its high-speed shooting response and high-speed burst shooting capabilities.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 with Tilt-type LCD display
The EX-ZR1000's LCD monitor can tilt up to 180 degrees, helping users to capture pictures from various angles as well as take self portraits with the LCD tilted at a 180-degree angle. Self portraits can also be taken when you are away from the camera by using the motion shutter, which snaps the photo in response to the subject's movements. Additionally, the built-in camera stand, which allows the user to stand the camera either horizontally or vertically, opens up even more photographic options. Using the neck strap and the Tilt-type LCD with a fixed focus makes it easy to take photos without any focus time lags.
Casio Exilim Engine HS Version 3
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 camera employs a newly developed system for Casio's EXILIM Engine HS, which consists of a reconfigurable processor and a vector graphics core. The vector graphics core smoothly produces two-dimensional images, while the reconfigurable processor combines high-performance functions and high-speed processing via a dual-CPU, two parallel image processors and various other new innovative technologies. These improvements deliver best-ever high-speed shooting capability, including 0.99-second start-up time, 0.15-second high-speed auto focus, and as little as 0.26-second shooting between frames. For more technical information, download the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 specifications.
Casio Exilim High-Speed photography
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 digital camera offers high-speed photography, with a start-up time of 0.99 seconds, a high-speed auto focus of 0.15 seconds, and shooting between frames in as little as 0.26 seconds. The new Casio camera is fitted with a user-friendly GUI designed for easy and intuitive operation so that photo taking is always a relaxing and pleasurable experience. Various new hardware features compliment the user interface including a function ring that enables zooming with the left hand, graphic indicators, a synchronized control dial, and an LCD display that tilts, letting users take pictures at different angles. All together, these great features make for quick and easy operability.
Casio Exilim ZR1000 features
Befitting this new stage of Casio's High Speed Exilim, the Casio EX-ZR1000 is fully loaded with new shooting functions designed to realize instantaneous 'Triple Zero' performance. These include AF burst shooting that continues to automatically focus on moving subjects even during continuous shooting, along with Casio's All-In-Focus Macro function that ensures well-focused photos by keeping every area of the shot in focus from close-up subjects to background scenery. Also included is High-Speed (HS) Night Shot, a feature that eliminates camera shake in dark environments, even at the maximum light sensitivity level of ISO 25600.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 price & avilibility
A 10 year commemorative Exilim package that includes a Genuine Leather Jacket Case and a neck strap in a gift box along with the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 camera is also being made available with the launch of this product. The new Casio camera will be available in November 2012 and carries a suggested retail price of $ 329,- USD. Availability of colors and optional Casio Exilim accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Casio website in your country for more details.
Casio EX-ZR1000 review
As soon as we receive a Casio Exilim ZR1000 test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution sample photos, followed by an in-depth Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 review. Also read our Casio EX-ZR200 review.