Dennis Hissink : January 23th 2006 - 08:00 CET
Casio Exilim EX Z600
Casio EX Z600 : Casio announced the release of a new Casio Exilim Zoom digital camera with the Casio Exilim EX Z600. The latest evolution in this popular series offers 6.0 Megapixel high resolution photos in a stylish and pocket-sized package. The extra large 2.7 inch Super Bright LCD is approximately three times brighter than the previous EX-Z500 model, producing an impressive luminance of 1200 candelas per square metre. This significant advancement makes the LCD easier to see, especially when viewed in the sunny outdoors. In auto mode, the LCD automatically adjusts to the brightness of the surrounding environment. The Casio Z600’s Super Life battery has an even longer battery life, supporting a staggering 550 shots per charge. |
Casio Exilim EX-Z600 - Anti Shake|
The Exilim line is a culmination of Casio's core technologies of miniaturization and digital technology resulting in a smaller, higher resolution camera -the established trend leader in stylish, quick responding, large LCD, and long battery life digital cameras. The Casio EX-Z600 includes the latest version of the Exilim Engine, featuring the Anti Shake DSP, which along with the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions, considerably reduces the incidence of blurred photos due to moving subjects or shaking hands.
Casio Exilim Z600 - Flash and Capture
New to the EX-Z600 is the Rapid Flash function, which enables three consecutive high speed flash photos in only one second, allowing you to completely capture the moment without losing precious seconds between shots. The EX-Z600 includes Revive Shot, used to take still images from old album photos for long term preservation and enjoyment. Revive Shot digitally revives faded colours and automatically adjusts for obliquity, even when photos are shot while still in the album.
Casio Exilim EX Z600 - Availability
The Casio EX-Z600 is equipped with a BestShot Button, allowing convenient one-touch access to this popular feature that offers 32 different scene selections, including Anti Shake and Revive Shot, for hassle-free photos every time. The Casio Exilim EX-Z600 embodies Casio's continuing commitment to offer digital camera users cutting-edge technology and convenient user-friendly functionality in a small, stylishly designed package. Providing the freedom to take high quality pictures and movies anywhere, anytime, the new Casio EX-Z600 makes taking memories as easy and fun as making them. The Casio EXILIM Z600 will be available in the UK and Eire from March 2006 in silver, black and blue from all good digital camera retailers.
Casio Exilim EX Z600 features
- Highly efficient, advanced performance
- 6.0 Megapixel high resolution CCD and retracting 3x optical zoom
- Extra Large 2.7 inch TFT LCD display now approximately 3x brighter
- Super Life battery allows up to approximately 550 still images per charge
- High quality images and high speed
- Long lasting battery in a miniaturized package
- Exilim engine image processing module
- Anti Shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
- Rapid flash enables three consecutive flash photos in one second
- Soft flash function reduces flash brightness when taking flash photos
- Revive shot refreshes faded colours of old album photos
- 9-Point Multi AF clearly indicates areas in auto focus
- Quick shutter function reduces mistakes
- Auto macro mode allows for automatic switching between macro mode and AF
- Flash assist mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
- 32 scene BESTSHOT function
- Angle correction function corrects oblique shots
- Colour restoration enables digital enhancement of faded colours
Casio Z600 - Responsiveness and USB cradle
Once powered on, the Casio EX-Z600 digital camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 0.9 seconds. After the shutter release is released, pictures are captured almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.005 second release time lag. The USB cradle functions as a charger as well as a simple way to connect the camera to personal computers and other AV equipment. High-speed image viewing is possible at approximately 0.1 seconds intervals. The Direct On buttons allow quick start-up of both shooting and viewing modes, a one-touch BESTSHOT button allows selection of the appropriate mode for any shot.
Casio Exilim EX-Z600 - Movie
Movies recorded in VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second (Motion JPEG)
Using the Motion Print function, movies can be converted into a series of nine or one single image for printing. Movies can be zoomed in during playback and the Movie Editing function offers three options (beginning, middle, end) for cutting unwanted scenes from a movie.