PRESS RELEASE December 06, 2004
Snow-white winter's dream: the new EXILIM EX-S100 "White Passion"
EX-S100
EX-S100 "White Passion"
Norderstedt, December 2004 - Saturday evening in the deeply snow-covered town centre: peaceful, quiet streets glitter in the lights of the shop windows, an ambience to spread wintry emotion. The snow muffles the steps on the way to the Christmas party. With the new EXILIM Card EX-S100 "White Passion", the evening will be captured in pictures - in retrospect the documentation certainly provides the one or other grin. The innovative design of the "beautiful white" skilfully underlines the little black number as well as the casual outfit. The transparent "ceramic lens", specially developed by CASIO, is unique up to now. Thanks to its good resolution and precise light refraction, the precious world innovation is a guarantee for superb photos.

The "White Passion" also impresses through its 2.8x optical zoom and 3.2 megapixels. Its delicate measurements of 88 57 16.7 mm (WxHxD)1) also cause a murmur through the room when the EXILIM user takes it out of the case. No matter how small the evening bag is, the lifestyle object never has to stay at home. Worried about the high-quality designer piece? Don't be, the slender stainless-steel body protects the innovative technology. And in addition, a lens protector automatically covers the "ceramic lens" when the camera is switched off.

The white EX-S100 captures all motifs at breathtaking speed at every advent drink with colleagues: the photo fun can begin only about 1.4 seconds2) after switching the camera on. All the pictures can be admired in their full size on the 2-inch TFT colour display, so that any doubts whether the pictures have come out or not are immediately dispelled. Prefer snapshots? With a shutter release time lag of only around 0.01 seconds3), they work in no time at all. In addition to the autofocus, the equipment also includes the Auto Pan Focus Mode, which presents any distance area crystal clear. One other user-friendly element is the Auto Macro function with which the camera automatically adjusts itself to close-ups and back again into the normal recording mode. Pictures that turn out too dark are not lost, because the Flash Assist function mostly brightens them up in retrospect as needed.

The "White Passion" is a true professional with its 23 pre-recorded scenes. Whether you're ice-skating or at a candlelit Christmas party, the right BEST SHOT function is available to the photographer at all times. No matter how difficult it is to photograph, every picture becomes a highlight with this variety of photo-options. Hobby film directors and those who wish to become one can even record entire movies for posterity4). That way you'll always remember that first punch on the frozen lake. The camera itself provides the explaination of the numerous features: the Icon Help function explains the symbols of the respective settings to turn every beginner into a star photographer. Integrated into the camera is a flash-memory with around 9.3 MB capacity, which can be increased as you like by commercially available SD/MMC memory cards. The included USB docking station supports PictBridge as well as USB Direct Print-Standard.

The EXILIM EX-S100 "White Passion", which comes complete with storage battery, USB docking station, USB and connection cables, carrying strap and accompanying CD-ROM software, is available January 2005.

1) without projections
2) with switched-off flash
3) after focusing, LCD and flash off
4) No time limit, depending on the size of the memory card
Specifications EX-S100 "White Passion"
Modell: EXILIM Card EX-S100 "White Passion"
Recording Format: JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio WAV (mono) DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx. 9.3MB**, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Imaging Element: 1/3.2" CCD-Chip (3.34 MP total / 3.2 MP effective)
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)** SD Memory Card* 64 MB
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 34
Normal 1.2 MB 6 45
Economy 630 KB 13 88
2048 x 1360
(3:2)
Fine 1.5 MB 5 36
Normal 1.1 MB 7 50
Economy 580 KB 14 95
1600 x 1200 Fine 1050 KB 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)**
SD Memory Card*
64 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to the
data amount full in memory
300 KB / second 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 Resolution: Image: 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 (3:2), 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Lens: f = 4.8 - 13.5 mm (equivalent to approx. 36-102 mm for 35mm cameras)
F4.0 - 6.6,, optical 2.8x zoom, CASIO-Optic: "transparent ceramic lense" (6 lenses in 5 groups including "transparent ceramic lens")
4x digital zoom (11.2 times total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination), lens cover
Aperture: F4.0 / 8.0, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm -
Macro: 17 cm - 50 cm
Focus Mode: Contrast AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), macro, auto macro, infinity, pan focus, auto pan focus, 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
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 prerecorded scenes), selftimer, movie, macro, auto macro, single image with voice (max. approx. 30 sec./image), movie with sound, 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 - 2.5 m
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2'' TFT color display (84,960 pixels - 354 x 240)
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
Clock: Quartz Digital , Date / Time, Auto Calendar / World Time - 162 Cities in 32 Time Zones
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-20 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 1 hr. 30 min., up to 180 shots
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 1 hr. 30 min., up to 540 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
Dimensions: 88 x 57 x 16.7 mm (W x H x D, excluding pojections)
Weight: Approx. 113 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.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.
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