EXILIM Zoom EX-Z2300 gold
26 mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom
So far, so good!
The combination of the 26 mm wide-angle* design and 5x optical zoom makes the EX-Z2300 the perfect companion for every occasion — you have plenty of scope to take photos, be it of your loved ones, beautiful sights or romantic sunsets. Whether you're in a small room, a car or on a ferris wheel – the 26 mm focal distance enables you to capture a larger area, allowing you to snap more of your friends for posterity in a close-up group photo, and much more.
*equivalent to 35 mm film
Single Frame SR Zoom
Capture every detail
The EX-Z2300's 5x optical zoom alone allows you to take highly detailed images, but with the Single Frame SR Zoom, the zoom range increases by 1.5. This means the 5x optical zoom is converted to a 7.5x digital zoom with optical zoom quality. So you won't miss out on a single detail!
Mechanical image stabilisation
It is virtually impossible to hold a camera absolutely still. Even the slightest movement can cause blurring and lack of clarity in the photo. The mechanical image stabilisation captures these movements and balances them out mechanically with the help of CCD shift technology, reducing the likelihood of blurred photos to a minimum.
New: enhanced Premium Auto mode
Photography really can be super simple
Whether it is a portrait, landscape or night shot that you want to take, or if the lighting conditions and backlighting are challenging, the EXILIM EX-Z2300 allows you to focus your full attention on your subject. And it is the Premium Auto mode that makes this possible. In this mode, the camera automatically recognises typical subject situations and adjusts the settings accordingly. Depending on the exposure conditions, BEST SHOT modes such as Auto BEST SHOT, Night shot without tripod, Make-up mode, Landscape mode or Intelligent AF are activated. This ensures that movements, shaking and even people's faces are detected automatically, and then perfectly focused and exposed. The camera can also automatically correct the brightness in underexposed areas of the image — ideal for subjects featuring extreme contrasts or backlighting. You don't need to worry which BEST SHOT mode is best for the situation; you can just focus your full attention on your subject and take some impressive photos. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z2300 is equipped with a separate Premium Auto mode button for quick activation and deactivation of the function.
EXILIM Engine 5.0
The digital brain of the EXILIM camera is the EXILIM Engine 5.0. This innovative image processor functions according to a completely new concept to achieve particularly bright colour reproduction, high image quality and quick response times: The processor offers even better performance and is even faster, ensuring effective moiré and noise suppression without losing details. The EXILIM Engine 5.0 masters all challenges such as backlighting, portrait, landscape and night shots or poor lighting conditions. In addition, the image processor provides clever functions such as Intelligent Colour Technology, the new Dynamic Photo function, improved Make-up mode or the new Premium Auto mode, which independently analyses the exposure conditions and then automatically configures the optimal settings.
More on EXILIM Engine 5.0 in the special
NEW: Extended Dynamic Photo function
Bring your photos to life
With the extended Dynamic Photo function, you can continue to cut out subjects from an image series, position them in front of a different background, change the size and combine them with fun animations. In addition, you now have even more options: Add a single stationary subject or one or more moving subjects into your films, which can be up to 20 seconds long! A special highlight: Not only can you provide animation for subjects that you add to your film, you can also insert your own handwritten texts. What are you waiting for? Get creative, bring your photos to life and surprise your friends with a personalised "Dynamic Photo" greeting!
Discover more about the Dynamic Photo function
BEST SHOT Art Shot
Discover the artist in you
Produce real works of art with the new BEST SHOT "Art Shot": With the new EXILIM Engine 5.0, the "Art Shot" can convert ordinary subjects into artistic images. Simply choose between Oil painting, crayon and watercolor — your photos are converted into little masterpieces without special artistic talent and expensive paints.
Art at the touch of a button
The Art Effect function allows you to return to a photo you have previously saved, e.g. a landscape or a portrait, and transform it into a spellbinding oil paining, water colour or wax crayon drawing. Once you have taken the photo, all you have to do is chose the style that takes your fancy – and hey presto, a copy* of the selected photo is saved in your camera as a mini piece of art.
Feel like a model
The EXILIM EX-Z2300 features a Make-up mode for particularly striking portrait photos. The outstanding image processing makes the skin on faces appear smoother and softens facial shadows caused by strong sunlight or illumination. You can select from twelve levels, as required—from minimum to maximum—and observe the effect on the TFT colour display while taking the photo. The EX-Z2300 has a separate "Make-up Mode" button to activate or de-activate the function quickly.
Find out more about the Make-up Mode Function
I like the sound of that!
The EX-Z2300 features a landscape mode for outstanding landscape photos. The "Living Landscape" feature analyses images and intensifies their key colours. In addition, the "Mist Removal" option automatically reduces clouding, haziness and mist. The outcome is a clearer landscape or skyline with sharp contours and a bright sky. That's handy: The EX-Z2300 features a separate "Landscape Mode" button to activate or de-activate the function quickly.
Face detection function
The simple touch
Whether you're on holiday, at a party or spending time with your family - people are particularly popular subjects for a photo. It's always a pity when faces turn out blurred on a picture. The Face Detection function now offers the perfect solution, recognizing the individual faces or even entire groups, and automatically applying the best possible setting.
Advanced Auto Tracking AF Function
Everything in view
Dogs running, kids jumping around, moving cars - there are countless examples of moving subjects, which can try the patience of even professional photographers. Thanks to the Auto Tracking AF function with motion analysis, you can relax and concentrate on the overall subject. Press the release button half way down, to fix the focus for saving – as soon as you see the picture you want, simply press release!
BEST SHOT motif programmes
You don't need to be an expert to create great photos
From "Landscape" and "Portrait" right through to "Night scenes" or "Retro" look – your EXILIM EX-Z2300 adapts flexibly to a whole host of requirements. To ensure that all your photos and movies are a success from the start, the flat digital camera comes with 40 presettings for a wide variety of situations. With BEST SHOT, you can also create and save your own settings, which can be selected at any time.
Overview of all BEST SHOT motif programmes
Auto Shutter function
Enjoy the moment
Blurred images are usually the result of an unsteady camera action or subjects that move while the release button is being pressed. EXILIM offers a simple solution to the problem of blurred or shaky photos: The Auto Shutter function can automatically determine the perfect moment to take a photo.
Working in conjunction with the Anti Blur Auto Shutter, Pan Auto Shutter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter and Self Portrait Auto Shutter functions, the new technology ensures rapid focus and takes the photo automatically when the image is steady, so the result is not impaired.
Anti Blur Auto Shutter
Hold it there!
The practical Anti Blur Auto Shutter function helps prevent shaking and blurring caused by movement; it does this by taking the photograph at the precise moment when your hand or the moving subject becomes still.
Pan Auto Shutter
Always on the move
Fast-moving subjects are hard to capture on camera. When you activate the Pan Auto Shutter function, the photo is automatically triggered as soon as the moving subject becomes still in the frame, e.g. when you follow it with the camera.
Smile Detection Auto Shutter
No smile, no photo!
Smile and the world smiles with you! The innovative Smile Detection Auto Shutter function ensures that you will never again miss that smile when taking photos. Press the release button as soon as you have the faces in the frame. The photo will then be taken, fully automatically, once the subjects are smiling.
Self Portrait Auto Shutter
Are we all in the photo?
Totally practical: the Self Portrait Auto Shutter function enables the camera to recognise faces. Once the release button is pressed, the camera prepares to take the photo and automatically does so once the faces of the subjects are located within the frame.
Always on the move
The BEST SHOT function Multi-Motion-Image enables you to capture a movement sequence in just one single photo. Take a photo of the moving motif in front of a still background. This motif is photographed in a series of images which are compiled to one single picture by the new EXILIM Engine 5.0. This enables you to capture movements such as a snowboarding jump from the launch to the landing on one single photo.
The EX-Z2300 can recognize and correct difficult light situations: the light function optimizes the brightness of faces automatically even in scenes with backlight simply by pressing the release button. Even the sky or buildings in the background that are subject to overexposure are rendered in full colour.
With trimming you can define sections of a photo while they are still in the camera and save them as separate shots. And so, for example, you can just cut a person's face and print it out as a photo - even without a computer.
HD video recording
Ready for the movies!
The HD video recording feature on the EXILIM
* Max. recording length 29 minutes/video
With this practical button you are always ready to film the best scenes When the camera is switched on a touch of a button is enough – and filming begins immediately.
YouTube™ Capture Mode
Share your videos with your friends!
It has never been easier to upload your own videos to YouTube™: With the EX-Z2300, you can film* your most memorable moments directly in a video size and quality optimised for YouTube™! The exclusive software makes uploading** your videos to YouTube™ child's play.
*Max. recording duration of 10 minutes/video
** To upload your videos, you need an Internet connection. This may entail additional costs.
Do you want to film the past?
Pre-record can do just that! If you do not press the shutter release on time in important moments, the past 5 seconds will already have been saved!
How does Pre-record work? In this mode, the camera is constantly making recordings - and when you press the shutter release, the last 5 seconds are added to your current recording.
Wide Movie Shooting
For a real home cinema experience
The Wide Movie shooting mode can be used to make video recordings in 16:9 Wide Screen format. So you can watch your videos on a plasma or LCD television in Wide Screen format, and say goodbye to annoying black edges or distorted images.
580 pictures on one battery charge
Always ready for action
Have you ever set up the perfect photo only to find that your battery is empty? Moments such as these are so irritating — but they can be avoided. The combination of an energy-saving processor and the high-performance lithium-ion battery ensures that the EXILIM
Outstanding top performance
Within its compact and elegant housing, the
7.6 cm (3.0 inch) TFT colour display (Super Clear LCD)
The EX-Z2300 is equipped with a large, bright 7.6 cm (3.0 inch) TFT colour display (Super Clear LCD) with an exceptionally high resolution of 460,800 pixels, which ensures especially brilliant photos. In addition to the large viewing angle, the TFT colour display also has extremely high contrast, which ensures a clear, sharp view of your subjects. The display also offers exceptional brightness, making it easier for you to view your pictures – even in bright sunlight. You can select from 6 presets to match the brightness to the ambient lighting conditions: -1/0/+1/+2/Auto1/Auto2
It's your choice
You're in charge – you can choose between 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 formats. That is particularly practical if you will be showing your pictures on a screen, television or video projector with this format. The 3:2 format is the classic format for photos. With the aid of the 4:3 format you can admire your photos on the TV or on your PC. The 16:9 format is best suited to plasma and LCD-televisions.
During the development of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z2300, particular emphasis was placed on soft, flowing shapes. The elegant stainless steel casing and the sophisticated design element bring a special lustre to this camera.
Intelligent AF function
Your subjects need never again be out of focus in your photos! The intelligent AF function automatically focuses in on the ideal field of view and captures it clearly. The technology behind this feature recognises the size and contours of subjects when the shutter release button is pressed half way down and then automatically selects the optimum focus. All you have to do is relax and wait for the right moment, then press the shutter release button!
The flash for every situation
You can adapt the flash of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z2300 to different situations. The following presets are available for this:
• Red Eye-Reduction: reduces the "red eye effect"
• Soft Flash: for ideal illumination of the immediate area
• Auto: flash is switched on automatically when required
• On: flash always switched on
• Off: flash always switched off
Memory card slot
However you want
The EX-Z2300 can save your photos and movies on SD/SDHC or Eye-Fi Wireless cards, as required. You can now decide which of these optional cards to use spontaneously and flexibly.
TV show instead of slide lecture
Invite your friends and relations to enjoy the best movies and photos in large-scale format. You simply connect your EXILIM EX-Z2300 to a TV using the AV output.
*1. Built-in memory capacity after formatting.EXILIM, Dynamic Photo and BEST SHOT are registered trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube™, LLC. Any other company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
*2. When using Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
*3. Within limits of memory and battery life.
*4. Range is affected by optical zoom.
*5. May differ according to camera settings.
*6. F7.9 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
*7. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity; REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
*8. Image size: 2048 x 1536
*9. When LCD monitor is set to standard brightness.
Specs are subject to change w/o notice