Dennis Hissink : April 26th 2006 - 14:28 CET updated
Casio Exilim EX-Z1000
Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 : Casio Computer Co., have announced the Casio Exilim EX Z1000, the latest exciting addition to Casio's stylish series of Exilim Zoom digital cameras. The Casio EX-Z1000 captures images of remarkable quality for its very compact size, and its new wide-format Super Bright LCD display gives users the power to enjoy instant, high-impact images of their shots. The new Casio Exilim Zoom EX Z1000 packs a powerful punch in a sleek, compact package. Small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, this 10.1 Megapixel digital camera still captures super high-resolution images that reproduce crystal-clear even in very large sizes-perfect for printing or on-screen viewing of those priceless, once-in-a-lifetime shots.|
Casio EX-Z1000 - 10 Megapixel CCD|
And there's more. The Casio EX-Z1000 is the first in the series to incorporate a large 2.8 inch, Wide and Bright LCD display. Casio makes the most of this extra screen space to offer great new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls. The Casio Exilim Z1000 has an effective 10.1 million pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch format, high-resolution CCD. Add the Exilim Engine high-performance image processor, and the camera delivers highly expressive images and reproduces a wide tonal range.
Casio Exilim Z1000 - LCD monitor
The Casio EX Z1000's LCD display is a large, crystal-clear 2.8 inch monitor in an attractive wide format. This high-resolution, 230,400 pixel LCD displays images and data with outstanding clarity and fine detail. With a maximum brightness of 1200cd/m2, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000's Wide and Bright display makes viewing in bright outdoor light easier than ever before. The price of the Casio Ex Z1000 will be Euro 449,- and the availability around June 2006.
Casio Exilim Z1000 - Anti shake
Since the moment of its debut in 2002, the Casio Exilim series has been transforming the digital camera market. Exilim cameras are slim and stylish, packed with superior functionality, and astonishingly easy to use. Users appreciate Exilim's unique combination of compact size, intuitive controls, large displays, and long battery life. And the series continues to break new ground, with the recent introduction of functions like Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring due to unsteady hands or moving subjects, and the Super Bright display.
Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 features
• 10.1 million effective pixels
• A high dynamic range, 1/1.8-inch CCD, which delivers low-noise imaging
• The ability to zoom between 4.3X and 17.1X with no reduction in image quality
• Best Shot function with high-sensitivity shooting mode, up to a maximum of ISO 3200
• Anti Shake DSP reduces blurring due to unsteady hands or moving subjects
• Rapid Flash function enables up to 3 fps, enabling high-speed flash photography
• Fast power-on function, the first shot can be taken just 1.3 sec after switching on
• Release time lag of only approximately 0.002 seconds
• High-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 second interval
• Super Life Battery allows up to 360 shots to be taken, measured by CIPA standards
Casio Z1000 camera - Wide format LCD
The Casio Exilim EX Z1000 features a large, wide-format LCD display built for ease of viewing. The 2.8-inch, wide-format LCD monitor lets users enjoy high-impact images of their shots. The camera provides a high-resolution, 230,400 pixel display that presents clear, detailed images and data. The specifications of the Casio EX Z1000's monitor are: wide and bright display (brightness: 1200cd/m2) that makes viewing in bright outdoor light easier than ever before and a display button that can be used to change display formats with just one touch. Furthermore the display utilizes a vertical stripe pixel array, ensuring that the menus are clear and easy to read. The right edge of the display shows operational icons, enabling easy operation and quick review of settings. And finally the multi-image function can display 12 images on a single screen.
Casio EX-Z1000 digital camera - Photo and Video
Photographic functions designed to take advantage of the camera's high resolution. The revolutionary Zoom Continuous Shutter mode allows the user to compare a wide angle and a telephoto shot in the same display and to take both shots simultaneously with only one press of the shutter button. Revive Shot refreshes the faded colors of old photos, bringing them back to life in digital format. Furthermore the Casio Exilim EX Z1000 features a Quick Zoom feature that enables instant switch to a preset zoom ratio with just one touch of a button. 37 different types of Best Shot sample images are available from which the users can choose from and make sure their photos come out just right. Movies can be taken in VGA size (640x480 pixels) at 25 frames per second (Motion JPEG).
Casio Exilim Z1000 compact camera - Operation
• Quick Shutter function allows for fast focusing, reducing focusing error
• Auto Macro mode for automatic switching between auto focus mode and macro mode
• 9-Point Multi AF function clearly shows areas of auto focus
• Direct On function allows to quickly start the camera in shooting or playback mode
• Multi-function cradle can be used to recharge the battery
• Direct connection to a PC to download images
• Direct connection to audiovisual equipment
• The cradle also functions as a photostand, allowing users to view an image slideshow
About Casio Europe
Casio belongs to the leaders of the worldwide electronics market - in Europe alone, an annual turnover of more than EUR 440 million is achieved. With the company expanding internationally, Casio Computer Co. GmbH was founded in 1972. Located in Hamburg, the branch was a distributor whose area of authority grew continually. Today, the "Casio Europe GmbH" is the European headquarters. It serves the whole of Europe and is directly responsible for Germany and Austria. A total of around 300 employees work at Casio's European headquarters, which also feature an adjoining warehouse. The premises house all of the company's functional divisions, including the sales, marketing and service units. In 1994, Casio's European headquarters moved to its current location in the 'Business-Park' business district of the city of Norderstedt, which is also situated in the immediate vicinity of Hamburg's airport. Casio's employs a total of around 530 people throughout Europe. Its subsidiaries in Great Britain and France, its representation in Russia and its numerous distributors in other European countries form an efficient network which guarantees optimal sales coverage and a high level of service.