PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2004
Professional photo technology in a cool look:
The new EXILIM Pro EX-P700 goes to the starting grid with 7.2 megapixels and black body!
EX-P700 FRONT
EX-P700
Norderstedt, August 2004 - Outwardly it shows cool understatement, but inside it hides a real power package: CASIO's new digital camera EXILIM Pro EX-P700. The new generation from the EXILIM Pro category totally meets the high technical demands that the ambitious photographer puts on his equipment. With 7.2 megapixels picture definition and light-intense Canon lens with 4x optical zoom, the EX-P700 goes far beyond the usual standards. A whole host of extras pave the photographer's way to professional pictures of excellent quality. In addition, with its black, matt-shiny body the camera will appeal to everyone who attaches importance to how his equipment looks.

Whether you're at a fashion show or a premiere party: poor light conditions and the dynamics of the event are a challenge to any professional. The EXILIM EX-P700 masters such situations thanks to its light-intense lens and reliable SUPER LIFE-battery. The camera is ready to use after approx. 2 seconds1): focus on your motif, press the shutter release and voil - the stars of the evening appear in the large, high-definition 2-inch TFT colour display. The camera captures the spectacular performances of the premiere guests with the EXILIM Engine with shutter release time lag of only approx. 0.01 seconds2). The high-speed hybrid auto focus system with the new Auto Macro function, which switches independently from auto focus into macro mode and back if required, enables fast and extremely variable focusing to give you a crystal clear picture of the unusual robes and beaming faces. In addition to the spot auto focus, the user can also operate the multi field auto focus, which automatically sights the nearest object through seven different measuring points. Additionally, the focus area is freely selectable via the free auto focus area. The Multi Bracketing function also gives the owner of the EXILIM Pro EX-P700 a lot of design leeway. It allows him to produce pictures with different parameters within a series of exposures (e.g. b/w, sepia or colour). And if a picture has turned out too dark due to poor lighting conditions, the innovative Flash Assist function automatically lightens up the picture where necessary. Users who are keen to experiment appreciate having fast access to the basic settings with the EX-Key such as the camera's white balance or ISO settings. The EX-Finder visualises the currently designated parameters of the camera very clearly. The Manual Assist function helps to determine aperture and exposure time and using examples, shows the photographer what results he will achieve with different manual settings. The BEST SHOT function of the EX-P700 offers quite different possibilities. It keeps 27 prerecorded scenes for different picture situations on standby, such as soft-focus lens or sport motifs. The Business Shot motif programme is brand new: trapezium-shaped distorted side views of a presentation chart are converted into a straight front view with the aid of this polished BEST SHOT programme. This multitude of photographic possibilities allows the EX-P700 user to retain the overview thanks to the practical Icon Help function; it explains the symbols of the respective photo-mode.

"Get the big picture" - this slogan not only includes individual pictures and serial shots, but also films with sound and no time limit 3). Thanks to varied connection possibilities, photos and films can be transferred directly to the television or PC. Moreover, the EX-P700 supports PictBridge and the USB Direct Print Standard. The infrared remote control, which belongs to the basic equipment, enables cableless execution of a lot of functions. The external flash connection, optionally available lens adapter, ancillary lens and filter for different image effects provide optimum compatibility of the multi-talent.

The delivery package includes the SUPER LIFE-battery and charger, a USB and AV cable, a carrying strap as well as software on CD-ROM. The EXILIM Pro EX-P700 will be available from specialist stores from beginning of October.

1) with switched-off LDC and flash
2) after focusing, LCD and flash off
3) depending on the size of the memory card
Specifications EXILIM EX-P700
Modell: EXILIM Pro EX-P700
Recording Element: 1/1.8-inch square pixel primary color CCD (7.41 Mio. Pixel total, 7,2 Mio. Pixel effektiv)
File Record Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant; TIFF
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG);
Audio: WAV (mono)
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (approx. 8.9MB recordable area), supports SD memory card/Multi Media card
Recorded Image Sizes: Snapshots: 3,072 x 2,304 / 3,072 x 2,048 (3:2) / 2,304 x 1,728 / 1600 X 1200 / 1280 X 960 / 640 X 480 pixels
Movies: 320 X 240 pixels
Snapshots
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (~ 8,9MB) SD Memory Card* 64MB
3072 x 2304 Fine 4.4 MB 2 13
Normal 2.2 MB 3 26
Economy 1.1 MB 7 51
TIFF 20.3 MB 0 2
3072 x 2048
(3:2)
Fine 3.9 MB 2 15
Normal 2.0 MB 4 29
Economy 1.0 MB 8 56
TIFF 18.0 MB 0 2
2304 x 1728 Fine 1.95 MB 4 30
Normal 1.53 MB 5 37
Economy 800 KB 10 68
TIFF 11.4 MB 0 4
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 7 53
Normal 710 KB 11 79
Economy 370 KB 22 154
TIFF 5.5 MB 1 9
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 82
Normal 460 KB 18 126
Economy 250 KB 32 221
TIFF 3.5 MB 2 14
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 42 294
Normal 140 KB 56 386
Economy 90 KB 90 618
TIFF 900 KB 8 55
Movies
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (~ 8.9MB) SD Memory Card* 64MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 300 KB/ second max. 29 sec. max. 200 sec.
* Matsushita products. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Lens: Canon Lens (8 lenses in 7 groups, including aspherical lens)
F2.8 (W) to 4.0 (T),
f=7.1 (W) to 28.4 (T) mm (equivalent to approximately 33 to 132 mm when converted to 35mm film); Lens barrier
Zoom: 4x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (16x total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focusing: Phase difference sensor AF/ Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, 7-point multi, free AF area switching, continuous AF); macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm to
Macro: 10 cm to 50 cm
Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted
Control: program; aperture; shutter speed; manual exposure
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic / mechanical shutter
Shutter speed: Normal: 1/8 to 1/2000 sec.
Aperture priority AE: 1 to 1/2000 sec.
Shutter priority AE / manual: Bulb 60 to 1/2000 sec.
Aperture: 10 stage aperture; F2.8 to F8.0(W), F4.0/F11.1(T)
ISO settings: ISO 80 / 160 / 320 / 640, automatic / manual switching
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (7 modes); Manual
Recording Functions: Snapshot / audio snapshot (up to 30 seconds); high-speed continuous shutter (3 shots / second, max. 5 shots); Auto Bracketing (AE/WB/AF); Multi Bracketing (color/portrait/sharpness/saturation/contrast); Macro; Auto Macro; BEST SHOT (27 pre-recorded scenes); movie with audio; voice recorder
Additional Function: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function, Manual Assist function
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer; Remote control; 2 second remote control self timer
Built-in Flash: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 to 3.6 meters (W); approx. 0.4 to 2.5 meters(T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 2.0-inch TFT color display, 115,200 pixels (480240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time
Input/Output Terminals: External power (DC IN); USB/AV connection (NTSC/PAL compliant); External flash sync terminal; microphone / speaker
Power Requirements: Proprietary lithium ion rechargeable battery; AC adapter
Battery Life: Normal Recording (1) - Approx. 100 min., up to approx. 200 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording (2) - Approx. 110 min., up to approx. 440 shots, cont. rec.
Continuous Playback (3) - Approx. 220 min.
Voice recording (4) - Approx. 210 min.
Dimensions: 97.5(W) x 67.5(H) x 45.1(D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 225g (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery; Battery charger; Card remote control; USB cable; AV cable; Strap; CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: Conversion lens adapters (wide and tele); proprietary lithium ion battery; battery charger
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. All further company names or product names are trademarks of their current company.

CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 15 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.



Specs are subject to change w/o notice.

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