In the time it takes for other cameras to extend their lenses, you can already have captured top-quality photos and videos with the EX-ZR300
: Ready for use in approximately 0.95 seconds. To enable the photographer to quickly capture different subjects, several photos can be taken successively at intervals of just 0.26 seconds. What's more, the camera is fitted with an extremely high-speed auto-focus function, which takes just 0.12 seconds to find the focal point and bring it into focus, meaning you need never miss a beautiful, exciting or unique moment ever again.
EXILIM Engine HS
The heart of the EX-ZR300 is the new EXILIM Engine HS with high-speed recording function. The innovative image processor sets new standards in subject recognition and high-speed image processing, and has been developed to allow you to take better pictures — quickly, easily and reliably. The EXILIM Engine HS successfully overcomes every challenge, such as backlight, portrait, landscape and night shots and difficult lighting conditions, by analysing all environmental elements and immediately optimising your camera's settings. As a result, the image processor provides new options in photography, such as the HDR ART function or the option to record videos and take photos at the same time. Whether you want brilliant colour reproduction, high-resolution image processing or fast response times, the EXILIM Engine HS produces detailed images without loss of contrast, focus or colour, within seconds.
HS Night Shot
Want to shoot a bright subject in low light? For this subject situation, the EX-ZR300
offers the HS Night Shot function. The camera merges High-speed Continous Shooting images of the subject that in reality appear dark. The result are photos with and ISO equivalent up to 12800 - even without a flash.
Works of art can be done easy with the EX-ZR300
thanks to the Art Shot function. The function offers a choice of seven different effects such as Toy Camera, Miniature, Soft Focus and Pop Art, allowing you to create impressive, artistic photos.
The EX-ZR300 conceals a high performance of 16.1 megapixels in its slim design case. The CMOS chip with 16.1 megapixels does not only allow you to take brilliant photos, but also edit, enlarge and print out sections of a photo — in outstanding quality and with no loss of image detail.
24 mm wide-angle lens
The combination of 24 mm wide-angle lens* and 12.5x optical zoom makes the EX-ZR300
the perfect companion for every occasion, providing great scope to capture your loved ones, the most beautiful sights or a romantic sunset. With the 24 mm focal length, you can capture a larger area and, for example, include more friends in a group photo at a shorter distance, or photograph a complete landscape or skyline.
*equivalent to 35 mm film
12.5x optical zoom with mechanical image stabiliser
It's easy to zoom in on those special moments: the 12,5x optical zoom can bring even the most distant subjects right up close, while the mechanical image stabiliser automatically reduces blurring. The EX-ZR300 has everything you need in any situation and guarantees outstanding photos.
Full HD videos and HDMI connection
Film your videos in full High Definition quality*! Thanks to the EX-ZR300
, you are now able to capture brilliant videos in full HD (H.264) with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels
, 12.5x optical zoom and stereo sound. And what's more, while recording films you can continue to take photos with the High-speed Continuous Shooting feature, using the Still In Movie function. The EX-ZR300
also features a mini HDMI output socket and can be connected to an HD-compatible TV using a HDMI cable (ordered separately) — allowing you to view the videos on a large screen whenever it suits you.
*Max. recording length of 29 minutes/video.
Extremely bright, large 7.6 cm TFT colour display (super clear LCD)
The EX-ZR300 features a large, bright 7.6 cm (3.0 inch) TFT colour display (super clear LCD) that permits viewing from almost any angle. In addition to the large viewing angle and a high resolution of 460,800 pixels, the TFT colour display provides above-average contrast, thus assuring an especially clear and sharp image of your subjects. The display offers above-average brightness to simplify viewing of your images, even in sunlight. You can select from 5 presets to match the brightness to the ambient lighting conditions: -1/0/+1/+2/Auto
Background blur function
In addition to the familiar motif programs, the EX-ZR300
also features a background blur function. Using the High-speed Continuous Shooting, the image background is processed in such as way as to achieve a slightly blurred effect, which accentuates the subject of the photo and softens the background — just like an SLR camera.
Wide shot function
When it comes to selecting subjects, the EX-ZR300
knows no limits: 14 and 18 mm super-wide angle settings are available in addition to the 24 mm wide-angle lens. Using the high-speed continuous shutter, the camera combines several individual images taken in a swivelling motion to form an impressive super-wide angle image.
Press the shutter release button, and the HDR function creates multiple shots with different lighting, and combines these into a brilliant single photo with high contrast depth. With this function, both light and dark surfaces are evenly accentuated, whereas areas that are too bright or too dark are attenuated. This innovative technology is made possible by means of the new EXILIM Engine HS with high-speed recording and the "High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor".
High-speed Continuous Shooting
With the ability to take up to 30 photos per second, the EX-ZR300 can take high-resolution shots, each with up to 16 megapixels. This way, you will always capture exactly the right moment! The number of photos per second can be varied, so that 20 photos can be stored before and 10 photos after a complete shutter cycle, for example.
Multi Frame SR Zoom
The 12.5x optical zoom allows for shots that are extremely accurate in every detail. By using the Multi Frame SR Zoom, which combines multiple shots into a single sharp, clear photo, the zoom area can be doubled once again. This means the 12.5x optical zoom is converted to a 25x zoom with virtually optical zoom quality. So you won't miss out on a single detail!
HDR ART function
Why not see the world through different eyes for a change? The HDR Art function makes this possible; it creates artistic photos that are completely different to conventional ones. For small works of art, the HDR Art technology simply combines shots with different lighting, performs a precise image analysis and adjusts the contrast and colour saturation at the appropriate points. This makes for unique effects that would otherwise only be possible with special software — and all by simply pressing the shutter release button.
Expand your field of vision and discover new perspectives. Whether it's a magnificent panorama of the Alps, a group photo of whatever kind, or an exciting urban scene — the panorama function of the EX-ZR300 gives you extremely wide panorama images with a huge field of vision of up to 360 degrees. Even when the camera pans, moving objects and faces are recognised and the images adapted such that distortions and blurring are kept to a minimum.
BEST SHOT programmes
comes with over 32 flexible pre-settings for a variety of situations to help ensure that photos automatically turn out well. With BEST SHOT, you can also create and save your own settings, which can be selected at any time.
Overview of all BEST SHOT programmes
High-speed film recording
The EX-ZR300 can shoot high-speed film recordings of movements that are too fast for the naked eye, enabling them to be played back in ultra-slow motion. You can select a recording speed of 240 fps for fascinating slow-motion recordings, as well as 480 fps or 1000 fps. Simply press the Movie button — and recording begins.
It has never been easier to upload your videos to YouTube™. Thanks to the EX-ZR300
, you can now film your experiences in the optimum video size and quality for YouTube™*! Films are automatically saved in a separate folder on the memory card — an exclusive piece of software then accesses this folder, making uploading your videos to YouTube™ child's play.
*Max. recording length 15 minutes/video
**To upload your videos, you need an Internet connection. This may entail additional costs.
Besides high-performance automatic controls, the EX-ZR300 also boasts a wide range of manual options for creative shots. Set the aperture and shutter to suit your photographic requirements.
Various flash functions
You can adapt the flash on the EXILIM EX-ZR300 for various situations. The following pre-settings are available:
- Red eye reduction: reduces the effect of "red eye"
- Auto: Flash is automatically activated when required
- On: Flash always on
- Off: Flash always off.
Memory card slot
The EX-ZR300 can save your photos and films on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards as required*. You are now free to decide which of these optional cards you would like to use.
* Eye-Fi Wireless compatible
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!