PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2004
Pixel power in no time at all!
The new ones are coming: EXILIM EX-Z50 and EXILIM EX-Z55
EX-Z50 EX-Z55
EX-Z50 EX-Z55
Norderstedt, August 2004 - When the trendsetters get back from their holidays, it's party time again in the city. New locations are opened, good contacts made and the ground is prepared for hot flirts. The atmosphere is charged! How good that the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 and the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z55 conjure up perfect party photos with a few simple movements. Both have over 5.0 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom - concentrated power for even better resolution.

Should I or shouldn't I? The decision of whether it's worth shooting a picture is even more simple now. The EXILIM EX-Z55 has come up with an absolute highlight. Its extra-large TFT colour display measures an entire 2.5-inch. That way the photographer can recognise his future dream shots and movies in even more detail. The FIL technology enables the viewfinder to be integrated into the TFT colour display. As a result, the EXILIM EX-Z55 stays just as small and flat as the EXILIM EX-Z50, although the new display takes up more space. But not only the terrific look is thrilling, but also the design of the new EXILIM Zoom Generation. Thanks to their SUPER LIFE-battery, the silver-coloured multi-talents in their well-designed metal body are extremely powerful. In spite of more megapixels, the EX-Z50 and EX-Z55 take up to approx. 390 respective approx. 400 pictures after only one charge1) , i.e. up to approx. 260 photos more compared to the predecessor model EX-Z4. Further highlights of the lifestyle camera are the new Auto Macro function, which switches independently from auto focus into macro mode and back if required, and the Flash Assist function, which can automatically lighten dark photographs if necessary. In the CASIO typical BEST SHOT function, the user chooses the best scenario for his motif from all different kinds of prerecorded scenes. For example, the innovative Business Shot programme was newly designed especially for presentations and meetings. If a business man is sitting at the side during a lecture, he can often only take distorted photographs of a chart projection from the side. The Business Shot function converts the trapezium-shaped view into a front view so that all details of the presentation charts are clearly recognizable.

Spontaneous snapshots are no problem with the DIRECT ON function: It makes both the EXILIM EX-Z50 as well as the EXILIM EX-Z55 ready for action in approx. 1.6 seconds3). With only approx. 0.01 seconds shutter release time lag4), you can shoot the coolest outfits in the city's most popular "in" club. And when the party mood reaches boiling point, the movie function is just what you need: you can record a film with sound with no time limit5) with it. The symbols of the diverse functions and settings are explained clearly with the aid of the new Icon Help function. It shows the user in which mode he is taking photos at that moment and makes using the camera simple like never before. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 and EX-Z55 are charged through a USB docking station, which also makes the connection to the PC and transfers the picture data. In addition to the SUPER LIFE-battery and the docking station, USB cables, extensive software on CD-ROM and carrying straps are also provided. The mobile charger BC-30L as well as diverse camera bags are optionally available. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 is available from retailers from the beginning of October 2004.

Further information can also be obtained under www.casio-europe.com or www.exilim.de.

1) acc. to CIPA standards
3) LCD and flash off
4) after focusing, LCD and flash off
5) regardless of the size of the memory card
Specifications EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50
Modell: EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50
Recording Format: JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV (mono)
DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx 9.3MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 64 MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.2 MB 4 26
Normal 1.8 MB 4 32
Economy 1.3 MB 6 44
2560 x 1712
(3:2)
Fine 2.0 MB 4 29
Normal 1.6 MB 5 36
Economy 1.1 MB 7 51
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 34
Normal 1.2 MB 6 45
Economy 630 KB 13 88
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 53
Normal 710 KB 12 79
Economy 370 KB 23 154
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 82
Normal 460 KB 19 126
Economy 250 KB 33 221
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 294
Normal 140 KB 58 386
Economy 90 KB 94 618

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
E.g. :SD Memory Card*
64 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to
the data amount full in memory
300 KB / Sekunde 30 seconds 3 minutes 20 seconds

Voice recording:
Maximum voice recording Approximate File Size Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)**
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 4 KB / second 39 minutes
Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
**  Some built-in memory is used for storage of system data. Because of this, the amount of built-in memory available to you for storage may be less than the indicated capacity.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/ 2.5" CCD-Chip (5.25 MP total / 5.0 MP effective)
Image Resolution: Image: 2,560 x 1,920, 2,560 x 1,712 (3:2), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480, single image
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Lens: F2.6-4.8, f = 5.8 - 17.4 mm (equivalent to approx. 35 -105 mm for 35mm cameras), optical 3x zoom, Pentax-Optic (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens), lens cover
4x digital zoom
Aperture: F2.6 / 4.3, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm -
Macro: 6 cm - 50 cm
Focus Mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), auto pan focus, pan focus, macro, auto macro, infinity, focus lock
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: Normal 1/8 - 1/2000 sec.
Nightmode 4 - 1/2000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec. (fix)
Sensitivity: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual switching)
White Balance: Automatic, fix (6 modes), manual switching
Selftimer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language: German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Portuguese / Japanese
Recording Mode: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 pre-recorded scenes), single image with voice (max. approx. 30 sec./image), selftimer, movie with sound, macro, auto macro, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Audio (mono): Microphone, speaker
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 - 2.6 m
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2 inch TFT color display (84,960 pixels - 354 x 240)
Optical viewfinder
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Reverse, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
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
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-40 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 3 hr. 15 min., approx. up to 390 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 3 hr. 10 min., approx. 970 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 6 hr. 20 min.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 5 hr. 50 min.
Dimensions: 87 x 57 x 22.4 mm (W x H x D, excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 121 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
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.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. PENTAX is a registered trademark of Pentax Corporation. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies

Specs are subject to change.

Specifications EXILIM Zoom EX-Z55
Modell: EXILIM Zoom EX-Z55
Recording Format: JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV (mono)
DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx 9.3MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 64 MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.2 MB 4 26
Normal 1.8 MB 4 32
Economy 1.3 MB 6 44
2560 x 1712
(3:2)
Fine 2.0 MB 4 29
Normal 1.6 MB 5 36
Economy 1.1 MB 7 51
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 34
Normal 1.2 MB 6 45
Economy 630 KB 13 88
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 53
Normal 710 KB 12 79
Economy 370 KB 23 154
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 82
Normal 460 KB 19 126
Economy 250 KB 33 221
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 294
Normal 140 KB 58 386
Economy 90 KB 94 618

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
E.g. :SD Memory Card*
64 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to
the data amount full in memory
300 KB / Sekunde 30 seconds 3 minutes 20 seconds

Voice recording:
Maximum voice recording Approximate File Size Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)**
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 4 KB / second 39 minutes
Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
**  Some built-in memory is used for storage of system data. Because of this, the amount of built-in memory available to you for storage may be less than the indicated capacity.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/ 2.5" CCD-Chip (5.25 MP total / 5.0 MP effective)
Image Resolution: Image: 2,560 x 1,920, 2,560 x 1,712 (3:2), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480, single image
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Lens: F2.6-4.8, f = 5.8 - 17.4 mm (equivalent to approx. 35 -105 mm for 35mm cameras), optical 3x zoom, Pentax-Optic (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens), lens cover
4x digital zoom
Aperture: F2.6 / 4.3, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm -
Macro: 6 cm - 50 cm
Focus Mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), auto pan focus, pan focus, macro, auto macro, infinity, focus lock
Light Metering: Multi Pattern Metering
Exposure: Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Normal 1/8 - 1/2000 sec.
Nightmode 4 - 1/2000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec. (fix)
Sensitivity: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual switching)
White Balance: Automatic, fix (6 modes), manual switching
Selftimer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language: German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Portuguese / Japanese
Recording Mode: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 pre-recorded scenes), single image with voice (max. approx. 30 sec./image), self-timer, movie with sound, macro, auto macro, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Audio (mono): Microphone, speaker
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 - 2.6 m
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2,5 inch TFT color display (115,200 pixels - 480 x 240)
Optical viewfinder
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4x), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Reverse, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
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
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB-histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-40 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. up to 3 hr 20 min., up to 400 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 3 hr. 30 min., approx. 1070 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 6 hr. 50 min.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 6 hr. 20 min.
Dimensions: 87 x 58 x 22.5 mm (W x H x D, excluding projections)
Weight: Approx. 130 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
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.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. PENTAX is a registered trademark of Pentax Corporation. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies

Specs are subject to change.


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