PRESS RELEASE March 08, 2006
Colourful trends
The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z600 black and blue
EX-Z600 black EX-Z600 blue
EX-Z600 black EX-Z600 blue
Norderstedt, March 2006 - In good time for the start of spring, CASIO is delighting the camera market with high-grade colour editions of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z600, which was introduced in January. The EX-Z600 black sets trends in matt black. The EX-Z600 blue shimmers in elegant blue and gives a great summer feeling. However, the EX-Z600 not only attracts attention through its appearance, but also the technical features of the digital camera are convincing: the extra bright and 2.7-inch TFT colour display permits appropriate adjustment to the scene even during a stronger incidence of light, thus making it easier to take photos. In addition, with the EX-Z600 up to 550 photos are possible according to CIPA Standard with a fully charged Super Life Battery.

Highly Efficient, Advanced Performance
  • 6.0 megapixel high resolution CCD and retracting 3Xoptical zoom
  • Extra Large 2.7-inch TFT LCD display now approximately 3X brighter (approximately 1200cd/m2-compared to EX-Z500)*
  • Super Life Battery allows up to approximately 550 still images per charge on CIPA standards**
  • High quality images, high speed, and long lasting battery in a miniaturized package with EXILIM Engine image processing module
  • The Anti Shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor) reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects
  • * At maximum brightness, measured at the center of the display
    ** Auto Mode, standard brightness setting
Numerous Easy to Use Functions
  • "Rapid Flash" enables three consecutive flash photos in one second
  • The "Soft Flash" function reduces flash brightness when taking flash photos
  • "Revive Shot" refreshes faded colors of old album photos, bringing them back to life in digital format
  • The "9-Point Multi AF" clearly indicates areas in auto focus when photographing subjects with multiple focus points
  • The "Quick Shutter" function reduces mistakes by enabling simple and easy high-speed focusing
  • The "Auto Macro" mode allows for automatic switching between macro mode and auto focus mode
  • The "Flash Assist" mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
  • The 32 scene "BEST SHOT" function enables selection of the appropriate camera setting for still photos via an easy to understand sample image menu
  • The "Angle Correction" function corrects oblique shots to look as if they were taken from the front during image viewing
  • "Color Restoration" enables digital enhancement of faded colors in old photos during image viewing
  • The USB cradle functions as a charger as well as a simple way to connect the camera to personal computers and other AV equipment
Enhanced Quick Responsiveness
  • Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 0.9 seconds*
  • After the shutter is snapped, pictures are taken almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.005 second** release time lag
  • High-speed image viewing at approximately 0.1 seconds intervals
  • The "Direct On" buttons allow quick startup of both shooting and viewing modes
  • A one-touch "BEST SHOT" button allows selection of the appropriate mode for any shot
  • * using internal memory, with internal flash turned off
    ** with internal flash turned off
Movie Functions
  • Movies recorded in VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second (Motion JPEG)
  • Using the "Motion Print" function, movies can be converted into a series of nine or one single image for printing
  • Movies can be zoomed in during playback
  • The "Movie Editing" function offers three options (beginning, middle, end) for cutting unwanted scenes from a movie

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z600 black and blue are available at retail from the end of March 2006.

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
Email: mario.levy@komm-passion.de; meike.schuster@komm-passion.de
Specifications EXILIM Zoom EX-Z600 black and blue
Imaging Element: 1/ 2.5-inch square pixel color CCD (Total pixels; 6.180.000, Effective pixels 6.000.000)
Image Files Format: Snapshots; JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), DCF and DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Audio: WAV
Recording Media: 8.3 MB Built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, MultimediaCard
Image Size(Pixels): Snapshots: 2.816 x 2.112 / 2.816 x 1.872 (3:2) / 2.304 x 1.728 2.048 x 1.536 / 1.600 x 1.200 / 640 x 480
Movies: 640 x 480 (HQ / Normal) / 320 x 240 (LP)
Snapshots:
Image Size (Pixels) Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
2.816 x 2.112 Fine 3.63 MB 2 65
Normal 2.3 MB 3 107
Economy 1.21 MB 6 186
640 x 480 Fine 360 KB 21 625
Normal 240 KB 32 938
Economy 120 KB 59 1.742

Movie with Audio:
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames/ sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
640 x 480 (HQ) Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 10.2 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 6 sec. max. 3 min. 16 sec.
640 x 480 (Normal) 6.1 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 11 sec. max. 5 min. 27 sec.
320 x 240 (LP) 2.45 bit/sec. 15 max. 27 sec. max. 13 min. 34 sec.
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 to 18.6 mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114 mm for 35 mm 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 Mode: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Auto Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, manual focus, AF Area: spot, multi, AF Assist Light
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 40 cm -
Macro: 15 cm to 50 cm
Infinity Mode:
Manual: 15cm -
(Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change)
Exposure Control: Light metering: Multi pattern, Center weighted, Center spot
Exposure Control: Program AE
Exposure compensation: -2EV~+2EV (1/3EV units)
Shutter: electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Snapshot mode (auto) 1/8 to 1/2000 second.
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. sensitivity is ISO800 taking pictures with Anti Shake or High Sensitivity (BEST SHOT)
Recording functions: Single image, BEST SHOT, movie with sound, single image with voice, voice recording, macro, self-timer, continuous shooting
Self-timer: 10 seconds. 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red eye reduction, Soft-Flash
Flash Range: Approx. 0.15 to 2.8 meters (W), Approx. 0.4 to 1.4 meters (T)
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.7 to 1.6 meters (W), Approx. 0.4 to 0.8 meters (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor: 2.7-inch TFT colour LCD (153.600 Pixel, 640 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto calendar up to the year 2049
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, city, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: Cradle connection
USB: USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone/Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40)
Battery life: Approx. 550 snapshots (CIPA Standards,
Auto Mode, standard brightness setting)*
Continuous playback: approx 9 hr. 20 min. (snapshots)**
Continuous recording: approx 4 hr. (movie)***
Continuous recording: approx 10 hr. (voice recording)****
Dimensions: 88.5 (W) x 57 (H) x 20.5 (D) mm (excluding projections, 18.6 mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 112 g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, USB cradle, special AC adaptor, AC power cord, USB cable, AV Cable, CD-ROM
CIPA standard
**  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds.
***  Continuous Movie Recording without zoom.
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

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Specs are subject to change w/o notice
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