Casio is preparing to drop a new Doraemon themed digital camera ‘Exilim EX-Z800 Doraemon Limited Edition’ for the mass market. Featuring a cute Doraemon picture on the front panel, this compact camera sports a 14.1-megapixel image sensor, a 4x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, an SD/SDHC card slot, 720p HD video recording capabilities and is pre-loaded with several Doraemon animation props and power-on/off Doraemon wallpaper. The EXILIM EX-Z800 Doraemon Limited Edition will go on sale in late August for 29,800 Yen (about $365) and will come bundled with a Doraemon carrying case. [Product Page]
The Casio EX-Z3000 is a 16.1-megapixel compact digicam with an 8x optical zoom and a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD display. Users can activate the shutter simply by touching the screen with a single touch. The camera will focus on that point in the scene and captures the image. The fully automatic Premium Auto function also helps to ensure beautiful photos, whether taken with the shutter button or the touchscreen. The Casio EX-Z3000 also features a CCD-shift image stabilization and a high-speed AutoFocus (0.14s at the wide end of the zoom). Its high-capacity battery provides 560 shots on a single full charge. The Casio EX-Z3000 is available in silver, pink, brown and red. [PhotographyBLOG]
Casio has rolled out the Exilim EX-S200 Astro Boy Edition in Japan in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic character. The special edition camera features a 14-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, a 27mm lens with a 4x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch (480 x 320) LCD display. The camera also has special icons and frames inspired by the famous Manga character, as well as a special edition pouch. The Casio Exilim EX-S200 Astro Boy Edition retails for around $440. [Image-acquire]
The Casio TRYX compact digital camera has a thin frame that provides support for odd-angle photos. The thin frame can be rotated away from the camera body, providing the ability to support the camera at odd angles or to provide a grip for an odd-angle shot. The TRYX features a 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD display and the ability to shoot 1080p HD video. Additionally, the TRYX includes support for high dynamic range (HDR) technology, which combines several different exposures in one image. The Casio TRYX is currently available for $249.99 a pop. [About]
NEC Corporation has managed to develop new technologies for digital cameras in movie mode that suppress the noise produced by motors and other mechanisms used for optical zooming. In yesterday’s press release, NEC provides some more details on the implementation of the NEC Noise Suppression technologies on Casio’s new high-speed digicam, the Exilim EX-ZR10. These new technologies suppress noise through a method that records and saves the core characteristics of sounds created by a camera lens’ driving mechanisms, then subtracts this information from signals that are recorded by microphones. [dcviews]
Here is a brief review of the Casio EX-H20G travel-zoom camera. The camera features a 10x wide-angle zoom lens with a focal length of 24-240mm and CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism. The 14-megapixel Casio EX-H20G is the first Casio compact digicam to feature GPS technology, complete with motion-sensor driven positioning, which makes it possible to track the camera’s position even when there is no satellite signal. What makes this camera more special is that it is also pre-loaded with world atlas data and information on 10,000 landmarks around the globe. Here is the conclusion:
As with most big zoom compacts claiming to be all in one solutions, the pluses surrounding the Casio EX-H20G – extended creative options due to that broader focal range – outweigh the negative of slightly wider physical dimensions. And it’s worth recalling that just a couple of years back you would have to buy an enthusiast-targeted bridge model to get anything like the lens reach offered here. Advantages over the EX-H15 here most notably include the GPS functionality (and HDMI output), though many may feel they can do without that for day-to-day use and plump for the slightly cheaper camera instead.
Available in black or silver/black, the Casio EX-H20G is priced at $349.99. [PhotographyBLOG]