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Feb 21, 2010

Casio Exilim EX-S7 And EX-Z35

Adding to a rich tradition of digital cameras that balance technology and style, Casio America, Inc. introduced two new compact models to their popular EXILIM line. The EX-S7 and the EX-Z35 boast intelligent automated features found in a slim and stylish compact design allowing users to capture moments effortlessly. Earlier this month, Casio America, Inc. began shipping the popular EX-FC150 featuring Casio’s exclusive shutter lag eliminating High Speed BEST SHOT Continuous Modes. The new EXILIM models will be on display at Photo Marketing Association (PMA) 2010 in Anaheim, CA, Casio Booth #2241.

Casio Exilim EX-S7

Casio Exilim EX-S7

The EX-S7 and EX-Z35 embody the sophistication and innovation of Casio’s EXILIM line. Offering modernized features and improved image processing capabilities through BEST SHOT, Easy-Mode and Face Detection, the new cameras deliver quality images that can be shared on a variety of social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube™. Whether on-the-go or spending quality time with friends and family, the photo taking and sharing experience is fun and occurs at the touch of a button. Complementing any style, the cameras come in a variety of dazzling colors.

Developed with Casio’s latest EXILIM Engine 5.0, which delivers higher image quality and lower power consumption, the EX-S7 is a 12.1 effective megapixel digital camera with a 3X optical zoom lens and a 2.7 inch, high-quality LCD screen. With a quick-access dedicated movie button, users can record memorable moments in 720p high-definition (HD). Additionally, the EX-S7 is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards.

The camera also features Casio’s celebrated Dynamic Photo, a Hollywood-like green-screen effect which adds animated graphics into still photos where users can create unique e-greetings to share with friends and family. Dynamic Photo gives the power to create original and artistic visuals that can be emailed, posted on social networks and even printed out at home.

With the EX-Z35, Casio adds to the exciting new line-up designed for the photographer that seeks a high-performance digital camera without intimidating controls and settings. Featuring Casio’s easy Mode function, a simplified menu screen that offers seamless navigation, the EX-Z35 is also equipped with Face Detection. The camera produces images at a 12.1 effective megapixel resolution and is equipped with a 3X optical zoom lens. The EX-Z35 comes in an eye-catching compact body for active lifestyles.

With much excitement, Casio’s highly anticipated EX-FC150, featuring 10.1MP, 5X optical zoom lens and Casio’s exclusive High Speed capture technologies, has arrived to North America. The new EX-FC150 makes using High Speed capture easier. By combining two popular modes found in its predecessor, the EX-FC100, the EX-FC150 is equipped with easy-to-use shutter-lag eliminating BEST SHOT scene modes. By automating Casio’s High Speed Pre-Recording and lightning-fast Continuous Burst modes into five simple BEST SHOT modes, The EXILIM EX-FC150 ensures the shot is never missed.

“Casio is committed to delivering high quality digital cameras that produce crisp images that capture life's vibrant colors in detail. Our goal is to create easy-to-use cameras for any lifestyle,” says Toshiyuki Iguchi, senior general manager of Casio’s Digital Imaging Division at Casio America, Inc. “We are thrilled to expand the popular EXILIM lineup with the additions of the EX-S7 and EX-Z35.”

The EX-S7 will be available in the spring with an MSRP of $139.99 and is available in fashionable colors such as black and purple. The EX-Z35, available this March, will have an MSRP of $109.99 and will be offered in black, silver, pink, purple and blue body colors. The EX-FC-150 will be available for $349 in two colors, black and a cabernet wine.

Newly developed EXILIM Engine 5.0

Casio has made even further advances from its EXILIM Engine 4.0, which contained both an ordinary CPU and a high-speed dedicated image processing CPU. The new Engine 5.0 increases image processing speed by 30% and produces beautiful images through advanced color reproduction and rich tonal gradation and by removing noise from photos in high sensitivity mode.

Dynamic Photo: Make composite images of different moving images

Casio has achieved great advancements in Dynamic Photo, a function that creates “moving photos” by cutting moving subjects from the background in images taken with continuous shooting and combining those images on a different still image. In addition to composites made with a still image background, cut-out moving images can now be pasted on other moving images. This new capability raises the power of expression of images. Thus, while increasing the “fun of creating images,” these models will also increase the “fun of sharing images” by making it easy to upload images to YouTube™ using the included software or post them to a blog.

EXILIM EX-S7

YouTube™ Movie Mode

The EX-S7 also features an HD Movie function. Just press the dedicated Movie button to take beautiful movies at 1280x720 pixels.

Convenient Face Detection function

The camera automatically detects people’s faces, allowing users to take well focused and beautifully exposed pictures of the faces of their intended subjects.

easy Mode helps new comers become an expert with common settings

Using easy Mode, photo settings are restricted to just image size, flash on/off and self timer, and these are displayed on a simplified menu screen.

EXILIM Zoom EX-Z35

A stylish, slim body

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z35 is a 12.1 effective megapixel model with a 3X optical zoom lens, and its slim body (.8 inches at the thinnest point) won’t take up much room in a pocket or purse.

Convenient Face Detection function

The camera automatically detects people’s faces, allowing users to take well focused and beautifully exposed pictures of the faces of their intended subjects.

Appealing widescreen movies

Simply by pressing the dedicated Movie button, users can record widescreen movies at 16:9 aspect ratios.

YouTube™ Movie Mode

Movies can be recorded and saved using the ideal size and quality settings for the world's most popular video sharing site, YouTube™. Recorded movies can be uploaded to YouTube™ using the included computer software.

easy Mode helps new comers become an expert with common settings

Using easy Mode, photo settings are restricted to just image size, flash on/off and self timer, and these are displayed on a simplified menu screen.

EX-S7 / EX-Z35 Specifications

FeatureEX-S7EX-Z35
Number of Effective Pixels 12.1 million
Image Sensor  1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels 12.39 million12.53 million
File FormatStill Images JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), DCF1.0, DPOF
Movies Motion JPEG, AVI format, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio WAV format (monaural)
Recording Media 35.2MB Built-in Flash Memory, SD Memory Card,

SDHC Memory Card

16.9MB Built-in Flash Memory, SD Memory Card,

SDHC Memory Card

Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images 12M(4000x3000)/3:2(4000x2656)/

16.9(4000x2240)/8M(3264x2448)/

5M(2560x1920)/3M(2048x1536)/

VGA(640x480)

12M(4000x3000)/3:2(4000x2656)/

16.9(4000x2240)/8M(3264x2448)/

5M(2560x1920)/3M(2048x1536)/

VGA(640x480)

STD Movies 1280 x 720 (HD),

640 x 480 (STD), 320 x 240 (LP),

640 x 480 (YouTube)

848 x 480 (WIDE). 640 x 480 (STD), 320 x 240 (LP)
Lens Construction 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F3.1 (W) to 5.6 (T)
Focal Length F=6.3 to 18.9mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 35.5 to 106.5mm
Zoom Optical Zoom 3X
Digital Zoom 4x (12X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom 18.7x (@VGA, both with optical and digital zoom)
  Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Mode Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, Manual focus
AF Area Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
Focus Range * 1 (Still Images) Auto Approx. .4" to infinity (W) Approx. 6" to infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 4" to 1.6' (W) Approx. 2" to 1.6' (W)
Infinity Infinity (W) Infinity (W)
Manual Approx. 3.9" - Infinity (W)
  Exposure Exposure Metering Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by CCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
  Shutter Type CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Speed Auto 1/2 - 1/2000 second
Night Scene 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture* 2 f/3.1(W) - f/7.8(W) (ND filter is being used.)
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent,

Tungsten, manual WB

Sensitivity (SOS) * 4

Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600 Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies Auto
Recording Functions Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS), BEST SHOT, AUTO BEST SHOT, Make-up mode, Landscape Effect, Auto shutter, Face Detection, Dynamic Photo, easy Mode, Movie(HD Movie, Normal Movie, Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube), Voice Recording Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS), BEST SHOT, Face Detection, easy Mode, Movie(Normal Movie, For YouTube), Voice Recording
Playback Functions   Playback Zoom(8X), Multi-image Screen, Calendar Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Red Eye Correction, Keystone, Color Correction, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT Playback Zoom(8X), 25-image Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Red Eye Correction
Other Functions Focus Frame Customization, Control Panel Customization, PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL) Focus Frame Customization, Key Customization, PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL)
Image Deletion One image/All images With memory protect function
Approx. Maximum Audio Recording TimesAfter Recording30 seconds per image
Voice Recording* 51 hour 50 minutes50 minutes 8 seconds
Built-in FlashModesAuto, Flash off, Flash on, Red eye reductionAuto, Flash off, Flash on, Soft flash, Red eye reduction
Range* 6NormalApprox. 0.3 to 9.5 ft (W)

Approx. 1.3 to 5.2 ft (T)

Approx. 0.5 to 13.8 ft (W)

Approx. 2 to 6.2 ft (T)

Continuous N/A Approx. 2 to 5.2 ft (W)

Approx. 2 to 2.3 ft (T)

Charge Time Approx. 6 seconds
Monitor Screen 2.7-inch TFT color LCD

230,400 dots (960 x 240)

2.5-inch TFT color LCD

230,400 dots (960 x 240)

Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp FunctionYes
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output TerminalsUSB USB/AV port (USB compatible) Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone Monaural
SpeakerMonaural
Power Requirements 3.7V DC, Approx. 3.1W 3.7V DC, Approx. 3.0W
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x1 Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-82 or NP-80) x1
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 96.9(W) x 56.5(H) x 19.9(D) mm : 3.8" (W) x 2.2' (H) x 0.78" (D) at thinnest point 98.8(W) x 57.3(H) x 20.4(D) mm : 3.9" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 0.8" (D) at thinnest point
Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 3.5 oz Approx 4 oz
Bundled AccessoriesRechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM
  • *1. Range is affected by optical zoom.
  • *2. Aperture changed by optical zoom or recording mode.
  • *3. ND filter is being used.
  • *4. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index
  • *5. When using built-in memory.
  • *6. Range is affected by optical zoom.

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