PRESS RELEASE January 16, 2006
CASIO's EXILIM Card Boasts Advanced Movie Recording Capability
New Digital Camera Reduces Camera Shake in Movies, Takes Quality Photos
EX-S600 Sparkle Silver EX-S600 Mistral Blue EX-S600 Latin Orange
EX-S600 Sparkle Silver EX-S600 Mistral Blue EX-S600 Latin Orange
October 24, 2005, Norderstedt - CASIO Europe GmbH, in conjunction with its parent company CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced the release of the latest addition to its EXILIM digital camera series with the EXILIM Card EX-S600, the next evolution in this popular line of ultra-slim card-sized high resolution digital cameras. In addition to 6 mega pixel photos, a major addition to this line is the EX-S600's ability to reduce camera shake instantaneously when recording quality MPEG-4 movies.

The EX-S600's ability to take state-of-the-art movies instantly and easily adds to the versatility and fun of this powerful and high quality digital camera. The EX-S600 fits conveniently in any pocket to go where ever you go, ready to quickly capture special moments. No matter how spontaneous the situation, the EXILIM engine's Anti Shake DSP reduces blurring caused by shaky hands and/or moving subjects, and the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions ensure that photos are properly focused.

In addition to enhanced resolution, the EX-S600's 3X zoom and increased battery life allowing up to 300 shots* per battery charge provide significant photographic flexibility. The BEST SHOT menu includes the new Revive Shot, created specifically for taking digital pictures of old album photos. Revive Shot adjusts for obliquity as well as brightly refreshes faded colors. Whether framing a shot, reviewing images, or watching movies, everything is brighter when displayed on the adjustable 2.2 inch LCD-approximately twice as bright as previous models, making it ideal for outdoor use. Small enough to conveniently carry wherever you go, the EX-S600 has one-touch buttons that allow quick start up of the camera to view images and take pictures, as well as one for taking movies, all designed to quickly capture special moments. The EX-S600 connects easily to a TV or PC via the multi cradle, which also doubles as the battery charger.
* acc. to CIPA standard

The EX-S600 continues the EXILIM Card tradition of offering cutting-edge technology packed into a small, slim, and stylish body. With high quality photos, advanced movie recording capabilities, and a tremendous range of remarkable functions, CASIO once again exceeds expectations by providing a conveniently portable means of preserving memories to be cherished for a lifetime.

EXILIM Card EX-S600 Main Features

High Performance, Card-Sized Highlights
  • 6 mega pixel CCD makes for high resolution picture taking

  • Ultra slim digital camera with a retracting 3X optical zoom employing high-density packaging technology resulting in a 16.1 mm thickness (thinnest point: 13.7 mm)

  • The Super Life Battery allows up to 300 still pictures per charge on CIPA standard

  • The Super Life Battery provides 1 hour and 50 minutes of movie recording per battery charge

  • The Anti Shake DSP (digital signal processor) reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects

  • The bright new digital interface TFT LCD 2.2 inch screen is easier to see when using the camera outdoors
Convenient and Multivariate Functions
  • "Revive Shot" refreshes faded colors of old album photos, bringing them back to life in digital format
  • When photographing subjects with multiple focus points, the 9-Point Multi AF function takes simultaneous meter readings at nine different points, automatically selecting the best ones, resulting in a clearly focused shot
  • The "Quick Shutter" function reduces mistakes by facilitating simple and easy high-speed focusing
  • The "Auto Macro" mode allows for automatic switching between macro mode and auto focus mode
  • Perfect pictures and movies can be taken using one of the 34 different "BEST SHOT" settings
Assorted High Quality Movie Functions
  • MPEG-4, VGA (640×480 pixels), 30 frames/second enables high quality movie recording
  • The movie stabilizer function instantaneously reduces camera shake when recording movies*
  • 1 hour of movies can be taken in "Normal" mode using a 1GB SD memory card
  • The "Direct Movie" function instantly starts movie recording with a press of the Movie button
  • The "Snapshot-In-Movie" allows you to take a snapshot during movie recording
  • Using the "MOTION PRINT", movies can be converted into a series of nine or just one snapshot for printing
  • The "Past Movie" starts movie recording from 5 seconds before the Movie button is pressed
  • The "Short Movie" enables movie recording for up to a total of 8 seconds, adjustable before or after the shutter is snapped
  • The USB cradle not only charges the camera battery, but is also a simple way to connect the camera to a PC or TV to enjoy photos and movies with no need for additional equipment
  • * Camera shake reduction achieved electronically
Enhanced Quick Responsiveness
  • Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 1.0 second**
  • After the shutter is snapped, picture is taken almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.007 second*** release time lag
  • High-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 seconds interval
  • The "DIRECT ON" button function allows quick startup in both shooting and playback modes
  • ** Camera shake reduction achieved electronically
    *** with internal flash turned off
The EXILIM Card EX-S600 in three colours "Sparkle Silver", "Mistral Blue" and "Latin Orange" is available from retailers at the early beginning of 2006. The price is not fixed yet.

Further information also under www.casio-europe.com or www.exilim.com.

If you have any questions or require further information:
komm.passion Bönig & Company GmbH
Mario Huaroto Levy / Meike Schuster
Tel.: +49 (0)40/42 32 40 -66 / -69; Fax: +49 (0)40/42 3240 -41
E-Mail: mario.levy@komm-passion.de; meike.schuster@komm-passion.de
Specifications EXILIM Card EX-S600
Imaging Element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 6.18 million, effective pixels: 6.00 million)
Image File Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), DCF1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (MPEG-4)
Audio: WAV
Recording Media: 8.3 MB Built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, Multimedia Card
Image Size (Pixels): Snapshots: 2816×2112, 2816×1872 (3:2), 2304×1728, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies: 640×480 (HQ), 640×480 (Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Data Size:
Snapshots Image Size
(Pixels)
Quality Approximate Image File Size Built-in flash memory 8.3MB SD Memory Card 256MB*
2816 x 2112 Fine/ Normal/ Economy approx. 3.63MB/ 2.3MB/ 1.21MB 2 shots/ 3 shots/ 6 shots 65 shots/ 101 shots/ 186 shots
640 x 480 Fine/ Normal/ Economy approx. 360KB/ 240KB/ 120KB 21 shots/ 31 shots/ 57 shots 625 shots/ 937 shots/ 1739 shots
Movies Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Recording Time per File Approximate Data Rate (Frame Rate) Approximate Recording Time for Built-in flash memory 8.3MB Approximate Recording Time for SD Memory Card 256MB
HQ 640 x 480 Until memory full 4.0 megabits per second (30frames/ second) 13 seconds 8 minutes and 17 seconds
Normal 640 x 480 2.1 megabits per second (30frames/ second) 24 seconds 15 minutes and 43 seconds
LP 320 x 240 745 kilobits per second (15frames/ second) 66 seconds 43 minutes and 52 seconds
Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., LTD. products. Capacity depends on card manufacturer.
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.7(W) to 5.2(T), f=6.2(W) to 18.6(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm for 35mm film), 6 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom: 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus,
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, manual focus
AF Area: spot, multi; AF Assist Light
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 40cm to , Macro: 15cm to 50cm, Infinity Mode: , Manual: 15cm to
*Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change
Exposure Control: Light metering: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by CCD
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV~+2EV (1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter,
Snapshot mode (auto): 1/8 to 1/2000 second.
*Shutter speed vary when using the following BEST SHOT functions:
Night Scene: 4 - 1/2000 second: Fireworks: 2 sec.
Aperture: F2.7/F4.3, auto switching
*Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change
White Balance: Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching
Sensitivity: Snapshots: Auto* /ISO50/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400,
Movies: Auto
*Max ISO sensitivity is 1600 when taking pictures using Best Shot "Anti Shake" or "High Sensitivity" modes
Recording Functions: Snapshot; audio snapshot; Continuous shutter; self-timer; macro; BEST SHOT (scenes other than Short Movie, Past Movie and Voice Recording); movie with audio (Normal movie, Short Movie, Past Movie)
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: 0.4 to 2.8 meters(W); 0.4 to 1.4 meters(T)
*Max ISO sensitivity: automatic, depended on zoom factor
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor: 2.2-inch TFT color LCD, 84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City, Date, Time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: Cradle connector
USB: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20)
Battery life: Approx. 300 snapshots (CIPA Standards)
Continuous shooting: approx. 680 snapshots (approx 2 hr. 50 min.)*
* LCD monitor ON, Flash disabled, alternating between wide-zoom and telephoto-zoom every 15 seconds
Continuous playback: approx 4hr. 40 min. (snapshots)
Continuous recording: approx 1hr. 50 min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx 5 hr. 30 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions: 90(W) x 59(H) x 16.1(D)mm (excluding projections, 13.7mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 115g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: USB docking station (CA-30), AC adaptor for docking station, USB cable, AV cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-20), CD-ROMs (2)
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice
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