PRESS RELEASE Aug. 27 2003
EXILIM EX-S20/EX-M20
CASIO introduces new EXILIM mini card size digital camera
With extended battery performance, and now with a macro feature
 
EX-Z4 EX-Z4
EX-S20 / EX-M20
TOKYO, JAPAN, August 27, 2003.- CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. today announced the latest additions to the EXILIM Series of compact card-size digital cameras with the new EX-S20 and EX-M20.
 
EXILIM is the digital camera that has totally revolutionized digital imaging with a new design that makes it easy to enjoy the advantages of having your camera anywhere you go. The slim, trim card-size configuration and lightening-fast response of the EXILIM mean that it is on hand and ready to let you capture those special moments whenever and wherever they happen. EXILIM continues to the lead the way in the shift to compact and thin configurations in today's digital camera market.
 
The new EX-S20 and EX-M20 both exhibit the compact configuration that has made the EXILIM the camera of choice for personal digital imaging. They are more compact than previous models, without any sacrifice to function, and their stainless steel cases, which resist discoloration, are finished to a high gloss using CASIO's "Ex Fine Blast Treatment". The grip is made of strong fine ceramic material that fits comfortably in the hand and adds an elegant touch to the overall design.
 
Mini card-size body that is more compact than ever before!
The EX-S20 and EX-M20 measure 83mm wide, 53mm high, and 11.3mm thick, making them about 10% smaller than the previous CASIO EX-S2. Not only does this compact configuration make portability easier, it also creates a refined look that fits in to any situation.
 
High-speed response takes the stress out of photography
A startup time of about 0.9 seconds, a release time lag of about 0.01 seconds, and an interval between shots of about one second all mean that those special moments won't be missed while waiting for your camera to turn on. These new models also feature high-speed playback image scrolling that operates at a speed of about 0.1 seconds per image.
 
Low power design brings marked improvement to battery life
The battery life of these cameras has been extended by 85% over previous models, thanks to a new low power design.
 
Macro mode in a card size camera
CASIO original technology was applied to design a new lens that makes it possible to enjoy macro mode imaging in a thin, card-size package. This new lens, which also features an automatic lens cover, allows close-up photos to be taken from as little as 30cm away, making the EX-S20 and EX-M20 the first fixed-focus EXILIM models to be equipped with macro capabilities.
 
In addition to the standard features of the EX-S20, the EX-M20 comes with a built-in microphone and speaker for recording and playback of voice recordings, movies with audio, and audio snapshots.
EXILIM EX-S20/EX-M20 Features
Although the thickness of these new models remains the same (11.3mm) as the EX-S2, Stack MCM (Multi-Chip Module) chip mounting has made it possible to reduce the surface area of these models by about 10% over previous models.
High-speed startup has the camera ready to shoot about 0.9 seconds after power on (when built-in flash is turned off).
A release time lag of only 0.01 seconds (monitor screen and flash off) means that an image starts to be recorded virtually as soon as you press the shutter release button.
The camera is ready to shoot again only about one second after you record an image (when built-in flash is turned off).
High-speed playback scrolls at a speed of about 0.1 seconds per image, making image searches quicker and easier.
The Macro mode lets you move in up to 30 centimeters for close-ups, perfect for shots of A4 size documents.
A lens cover protects the lens from impact and dust by opening and closing whenever the camera is turned on and off.
Extended battery performance gives approximately 85% longer continuous recording time than the previous models (EX-S20 / EX-M20 allow approximately two hours of continuous recording).
A 2-megapixel CCD combines with a new noise reduction process for outstanding image quality, especially when shooting at night.
The Best Shot mode provides access to 15 pre-installed camera setups in an instant. Simply select the sample scene that is similar to the image you want to record, and the camera's exposure compensation, white balance, and other settings are configured automatically.
Photo Stand feature lets you view a slideshow of images with the camera on its cradle.
Full-month calendar screen shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded on each date.
World Time lets you select one of 162 cities in 32 time zones around the world as your home time. When traveling to another time zone, simply select the applicable city, and time and date settings are adjusted automatically.
An alarm function sounds an alarm and displays a specified image at a preset time. With the EX-M20, you can also include a voice message for playback at the alarm time.
Triple Self-timer records three consecutive images, so you can select and keep the best one.
Images are stored in a Web browser-viewable format that allows you to browse images in an album on your computer screen.
10MB of Flash memory comes built in, and a card slot supports use of an SD memory card or MMC (memory card not included).
A Favorites folder stores your favorite or private images so they are not displayed during normal playback.
Up to 60 seconds of movie can be recorded with each shot
Simply press the cradle's USB button for automatic transfer of images to a computer.
Complies with ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) and PRINT Image Matching II.
Complies with Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT, so you can print directly on a USB DIRECT-PRINT printer* without using a computer.
*For further information about "USB Direct-Print" compatible printers, please contact: Regional Epson Sales Companies
MP3 file playback, voice recording, movies with audio, and audio snapshots (EX-M20 only)
Selectable sounds for start up, shutter release and other functions (EX-M20 only)
Specifications EXILIM EX-S20
Recording Format JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2) DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity Internal Flash Memory approx. 10 MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Deletion One image, all images
Imaging Element 1/2.7" CCD-Chip (2.11 MP total / 2.0 MP effective)
Image Resolution Image: 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1072, 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480, single image, Movie: 320 x 240, max. 60 seconds per movie
Lens F3.5, f = 5.6mm (equivalent to 37 mm on 35 mm camera) 4x digital zoom Lens cover
Focus Range Normal: 80 cm - infinitely
Macro: Approx. 30 cm (manual switching)
Focus Mode Fixed focus
Light Metering Multi Pattern
Exposure Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8 - 1/8.000 sec.
ISO settings 64 / 125 / 250 / 500
White Balance Automatic, fix (4 modes), manual switching
Selftimer 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Japanese
Recording Mode Single image, BEST SHOT*, selftimer, movie * 15 scenes
Flash System Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range Approx. 0.8 - 1.5 m
Monitor/Viewfinder 1.6 '' digital TFT Color LCD (354x240, 84.960) Optical viewfinder
Playback Functions Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, Rotate, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
Clock Quartz Digital , Date / Time, Auto Calendar up to year 2049
Others PIM II compatible, EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, Auto power off, Histogram, album feature, favorites folder
Communication USB
Input/Output Terminals USB-Dockingstation with AC-Adater
Power Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (incl.)
Dimensions 83 x 53 x 11,3 mm ( W x H x D, excluding pojections)
Weight Approx. 78 g (w/o Lithum-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories USB-Docking station, AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, CD-ROM
Accessories Cases, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-20)
Specifications EXILIM EX-M20
Recording Format JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2) DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity Internal Flash Memory approx. 10 MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Deletion One image, all images
Imaging Element 1/2.7" CCD-Chip (2.11 MP total / 2.0 MP effective)
Image Resolution Image: 1600 x 1200, 1600x1072, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, single image, single image with voice Movie with sound: 320 x 240, max. 60 seconds per movie, Voice recording, approx. 40 min. (internal memory)
MP3 function MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, 32/ 44.1/ 48kHz, Bit rate: 32 - 320k bps, VBR MPEG-2 Audio Layer-3, 16/ 22.05/ 24kHz, Bit rate: 8 - 160k bps, VBR
Voice memo WAV-Format
Lens F3.5, f = 5.6mm (equivalent to 37 mm on 35 mm camera) 4x digital zoom Lens cover
Focus Range Normal: 80 cm - infinitely
Macro: Approx. 30 cm (manual switching)
Focus Mode Fixed focus
Light Metering Multi Pattern
Exposure Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8 - 1/8.000 sec.
ISO settings 64 / 125 / 250 / 500
White Balance Automatic, fix (4 modes), manual switching
Selftimer 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Japanese
Recording Mode Single image, selftimer, movie with sound, single image with voice, voice recording, BEST SHOT (15 scenes)
Flash System Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range Approx. 0.8 - 1.5 m
Monitor/Viewfinder 1.6 '' digital TFT Color LCD (354x240, 84.960) Optical viewfinder
Playback Functions Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback with sound, image with sound, voice memo, Rotate, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
Clock Quartz Digital , Date / Time, Auto Calendar up to year 2049
Others PIM II compatible, EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, Auto power off, Histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication USB
Input/Output Terminals USB-Dockingstation with AC-Adater
Power Requirements Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (incl.)
Dimensions 83 x 53 x 11,3 mm ( W x H x D, excluding pojections)
Weight Approx. 80 g (w/o Litium-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories USB-Docking station, AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, CD-ROM, stereo headphone, remote control with LCD
Accessories Cases, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-20)
EXILIM is a trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
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