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Jan 9, 2012

Casio Announces Exilim EX-ZR200 With Advanced Auto Features And Rapid Shutter

Casio America, Inc., today announced the release of the new EXILIM® EX-ZR200 compact digital camera. The new digital camera, boasting Casio’s new Rapid Shutter feature, makes it easier than ever to shoot beautiful pictures.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

Casio is a pioneer in the digital camera market, and the new EX-ZR200 introduces a whole new world for compact digital cameras. As the new flagship model in the EXILIM lineup, the EX-ZR200 uses Casio’s own high-speed technology to achieve new heights in camera performance, effortlessly taking beautiful pictures at any time.

The camera also comes with Casio’s HDR-ART function, which creates impressive artistic images with nothing more than a press of the shutter button. The Blurred Background function processes images to make a soft background that accentuates the subject, and the manual shooting function gives users control over shooting parameters. As one expects from a flagship EXILIM camera, the EX-ZR200 delivers advanced ease of use that raises that bar for functionality in a compact digital camera.

Premium AUTO PRO function produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button

The Premium AUTO PRO function incorporates all the features of Premium AUTO mode-which automatically analyzes the shooting scene to choose the best settings and perform image processing-while making it even better. Premium AUTO PRO can now automatically combine images from high-speed continuous shooting according to shooting conditions, to create gorgeous photos. Users can easily take sophisticated photos at the press of the shutter button, thanks to the automatic activation of functions such as HDR technology for high-contrast conditions, High Speed Night Scene mode for night shots, and High Speed Anti Shake for high-power zoom shooting.

HDR technology faithfully reproduces images as they really appear

With Casio’s HDR technology, each press of the shutter button actually takes several shots at different exposures and instantly combines them into a single image with a high dynamic range. This minimizes over exposed or under exposed areas in the image, creating a photograph that captures all the rich tonal gradation of the scene just as it appears in real life. The HDR technology also reduces the blur caused by a subject’s movements during continuous shooting, leaving only beautifully crisp, clear photographs.

HDR-ART creates artistic photographs

The EX-ZR200 features Casio’s HDR-ART function for enabling anyone to create truly artistic photographs at the press of the shutter button, unlike anything possible with conventional cameras before. The function works by combining continuous shots with differing exposures and performing highly precise image analysis to locally change levels of contrast and color saturation. Users can select from three different processing levels of art effects. The HDR-ART function can also be applied to movies (only one level of art effect available), allowing them to produce dramatic movies from everyday scenes.

Blurred Background function lets users take impressive photographs like a single-lens reflex camera

Casio has employed its high-speed burst shooting technologies to create an original technique for processing the background scene of a shot like the soft blur effect attainable using a single-lens reflex camera, thereby accentuating the subject of the photo.

Scenes come alive in their full expansiveness with the Wide Shot function

The EX-ZR200 combines continuous shots taken with high-speed burst shooting when the user is moving the camera, enabling powerful super-wide-angle shots. Users can choose wide-angle shooting modes equivalent to 14 mm or 18 mm.

Even while shooting a movie, users can take still 16-megapixel high-resolution images with high-speed burst shooting using the Snapshot In Movie function, and can also use the optical zoom and continuous auto focus.

Casio’s Multi Frame SR Zoom maintains refined image quality to a maximum zoom of 25x

The wide-angle 24 mm, 12.5x optical zoom lens offers zoom performance equivalent to a maximum of 25x optical zoom with Casio's Multi Frame SR Zoom, which actually combines a number of still images to maintain the image quality needed for high-resolution photography.

Users can enjoy producing high-resolution Full HD movies

The EX-ZR200 enables beautiful high-resolution Full HD movies. Even while shooting a movie, users can take still 16-megapixel high-resolution images with high-speed burst shooting using the Snapshot In Movie function, and can also use the optical zoom and continuous auto focus.

Mode dial for rapid access to shooting modes

The mode dial enables users to choose from 10 shooting modes, including scene modes and Premium AUTO PRO, Multi Frame SR Zoom and HDR modes.

The EX-ZR200 will be available in Black, White, Red and Blue and will ship in April for $379.99.

EX-ZR200 Specifications

  EX-ZR200
Number of Effective Pixels 16.1 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor   1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS
Total Pixels 16.79 megapixels (/million)
File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3, DCF 2.0, DPOF)
Movies MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area)*1 52.2MB
Recording Media SD Memory Card*2, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images

16M (4608 x 3456), 3:2 (4608 x 3072), 16:9 (4608 x 2592), 10M (3648 x 2736),

5M (2560 x 1920), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)

Movies

FHD:1920x1080 (30fps) / HD*3:1280x720 (15fps) / STD: 640x480 (30fps) /

HS 1000 (224x64 1000fps)/ HS 480 : 224x160 (480fps) / HS 240 : 512x384(240fps) /

HS 120 : 640x480 (120fps) / HS 30-240 : 512x384 (30 to 240fps) / HS 30-120 : 640x480 (30 to 120fps)

Recording Capacity

(Maximum Image Size Setting)

Still Images

(JPEG)

SD Memory Card 16GB*2

Fine: Approx. 1072 shots

Normal: Approx. 1654 shots

Movies Recording Time Maximum recording time per file: 29minutes*4
SD Memory Card 16GB*2 Approx. 35 minutes 59 sec. (FHD)
Continuous Shooting Speed

30 frames per second / 15 frames per second / 10 frames per second /

5 frames per second / 3 frames per second (Image is fixed at 16M pixels)

Lens Construction 9 lenses in 8 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F3.0 (W) to F5.9 (T)
Focal Length   f= 4.24 to 53.0mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 24 to 300mm
Zoom Ratio

12.5 x optical zoom, 18.8x Single Frame SR Zoom, 25.0x Multi Frame SR Zoom, 4x digital zoom,

199.3x maximum digital zoom (in conbination with HD zoom, VGA size)

Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro, Super Macro Mode, Infinity, Manual Focus
AF Area Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
AF assist lamp Yes

Focus Range*5

(From Lens Surface)

Auto Focus Approx. 1.97” to infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 0.4” to 1.64’ (Fifth step from Widest Setting)
Super Macro Approx. 0.4” to 1.64’
Infinity Infinity
Manual Focus Approx. 1.97” to infinity (W)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter   CMOS electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*6 Auto 1 to 1/2000 second
Premium Auto 15 to 1/2000 second
Aperture*7 F3.0 (W) to F7.9 (W) *8
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS)*9 Still Images Auto, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies Auto
Self-Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red eye reduction

Flash Range*10

(ISO Sensitivity : Auto)

Normal : Approx. 1.31” to 15.42” (W), approx. 2.95’ to 7.87’ (T)

Flash Lighting

Adjustment

+2,+1,0,-1,-2
Flash Charge Time Approximately 5 seconds
Recording Functions

Snapshot (Auto mode/ Premium AUTO PRO mode), Super resolution technology,

High Speed Continuous shooting, Prerecord(still image), Self-timer, BEST SHOT,

Face Detection, High Speed Movie(with sound only when 30fps of HS30-120 and HS30-240), FHD Movie,

STD Movie, HDR-ART Moive, Prerecord(movie), YouTube™ Capture Mode, CMOS shift stabilization,

Wind noise cut, Blurred Background, HDR, HDR-ART, Slide Panorama, Wide Shot,

Playback Functions

Playback Zoom, Multi-image Screen, Start-up Images, Protect, Date&time Edit, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, MOTION PRINT, Movie Editing, Continuous Shooting Multi Print, Continuous Shooting Frame Edit(DPOF Printing, Protect, Copy, Delete),

Divide Group(Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group), DYNAMIC PHOTO

Other Functions PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL), Auto Rotate, Create Folder, USB charge
Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 460,800 dots (960 x 480)
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
With Time Stamp Function Yes
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, daylight saving time
External connection terminal USB port (Hi-Speed USB compliance, USB charging) / AV output terminal(NTSC/PAL), HDMITM *11 output(Mini)*12
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130) x 1
Battery Life

Number of Shots

(CIPA Standards)

Approx. 480 shots
Continuous Playback (Still Images) Approx. 5 hours 40 minutes
Continuous Movie Recording Time(FHD movie) Approx. 2 hours 25 minutes
Dimensions

W×H×D

(CIPA Standards)

4.13 (W) x 2.33 (H) x 1.13 (D) inches (excluding projections ; 0.95” at thinnest point)
Weight (CIPA Standards)

Approximately 7.23 oz (Including Battery and Memory Card*2)・

Approximately 5.82 oz (Excluding Battery and Memory Card)

Bundled Accessories Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-130), USB-AC Adaptor (AD-C53U), AC Power Cord, USB cable,

1. Built-in memory capacity after formatting.

2. When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC Memory Card.

3. HD movie is only for HDR-ART mode.

4. Within limits of memory and battery life.

5. Using optical zoom causes the focus range to change.

6. Depending on user’s setting of Camera.

7. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.

8. ND filter is being used.

9. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity.

10. Range is affected by optical zoom.

11. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

12. 1080/50i output is not supported for PAL output using an HDMI™.

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