Dennis Hissink : August 4th 2005 - 07:00 CET updated
Casio EXILIM EX-Z500 introduction
Casio EXILIM EX-Z500 introduction : Casio Europe announced the release of the latest addition to its lineup of high quality digital cameras with the Casio EXILIM EX-Z500. The new 5.0 Megapixel Casio EX-Z500 with 3x optical zoom boasts Casio's Anti Shake DSP technology, a large high-resolution 2.7-inch LCD display, and the longest battery life of the entire Casio range, up to 500 shots on a single charge. These features are packaged in a sleek new ergonomically shaved body design, further enhancing the sharp and distinctive look of the EXILIM Zoom series. Casio's EXILIM series epitomize advanced miniaturization culminating in slim, compact bodies, and digital technologies that make them faster, smaller, and more powerful.|
EX-Z500 - Anti Shake DSP|
Casio's EXILIM Engine with Anti Shake DSP, large high resolution LCD displays, and super long battery life help position the EXILIM range at the forefront of the digital camera market. The latest EXILIM model is a perfect balance of form and function personified by its advanced features and contemporary look. Built into the slim and beautiful body is the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused either by shaking hands or moving subjects, while the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions ensure that photos are properly focused.
Casio EX-Z500 - High Sensitivity mode
In addition, the High Sensitivity Mode produces clear shots with a bright background without the flash, even when lighting is dim The extra-large 2.7-inch TFT color LCD display features fine resolution of 153,600 pixels, yet battery life is further lengthened, facilitating an amazing 500 shots per charge. Convenient one-touch DIRECT ON buttons that enable fast start up for quick shots and photo viewing, as well as a practical 31scene BEST SHOT button make the EX-Z500 even more easy to use. With all the performance and functions users have come to expect from Casio packaged in a stylish new body, the EX-Z500 provides convenient, longer-lasting portability combined with cutting-edge technology, ensuring beautiful pictures to last a lifetime.
Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z500 features
- 5.0 Megapixel CCD and retracting 3X optical zoom
- High quality images, high speed, and long lasting battery
- Miniaturized package with EXILIM Engine image processing module
- The latest version of the EXILIM Engine features the Anti Shake DSP
- Super Life Battery allows up to 500 still pictures per charge
- High-resolution 153,600 pixel large 2.7-inch digital interface TFT LCD display
- AF assist light function allows for perfect focus in dark places.
EXILIM EX-Z500 - Slim design and Enhanced responsiveness
The new EX-Z500 digital camera has a slim retractable 3X optical zoom lens results in a camera that is just 20.5 mm thick (18.6 mm at thinnest point). Its LCD display convexity has been eliminated, resulting a completely flat rear camera surface. The Zoom lever and shutter button combined into one. The Casio EXILIM EX-Z500 is equipped with a one-touch "BEST SHOT" button that allows you to select the appropriate mode for your shot. One powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 0.9 seconds. After the shutter is snapped, picture is taken almost instantaneously with an approximately 0.007 seconds release time lag. The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z500 has a high-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 seconds interval. The continuous shutter function enables photos to be taken in approximately 0.9 second intervals, limited to available space on memory card. The "DIRECT ON" button function allows quick startup in both shooting and playback modes.
Casio Zoom EX-Z500 - Multivariate functions and Video clips
- Perfect pictures and movies with one of the 31 different "BEST SHOT" settings
- "Quick Shutter" function for simple and easy high-speed focusing
- "Auto Macro" mode for automatic switching between macro and auto focus
- "Icon Help" function provides pop-up icon guidance
- "Flash Assist" mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
- Movies recorded in VGA (640x480 pixels) size, 30 frames per second (Motion JPEG)
- "MOTION PRINT" function for movie converting for printing
- Movies can be zoomed in during replay
- "Movie Editing" operation offers three ways to cut unwanted scenes.
Casio Z500 - Miscellaneous Features
- USB cradle functions as a charger and connects camera to a other device
- LCD monitor brightness can be adjusted to one of two settings
- "Photo Loader" software which facilitates easy transfer of pictures to a PC
- Language: Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, German, Italian
- Language: Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
- PictBridge and USB Direct Print for direct connection to printing device
- Compatible with ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) as well as PRINT Image Matching.