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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE May 03, 2006
A new digital camera to start your digital photography experience:
The black EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z5 by CASIO


Norderstedt, April 2006 - The new EXILIM EX-Z5 is the perfect companion for the summer. With its matt-brushed, black surface it is a well-designed eye-catcher in every situation. At the same time the easy-to-handle digital camera convinces due to its simple operability and innovative EXILIM technologies. Users appreciate the 5 mega-pixel resolution with 3x optical zoom for fantastic photo quality, as well as the 2.5-inch TFT color display to view the photo motifs in comfort.

A large number of BEST SHOT motif programs, which can be easily activated via the BEST SHOT button, makes it easy to take photographs at selected moments. Beginners therefore also have the possibility of setting their digital camera specifically to outside motif conditions. The freely selectable Easy Mode prevents inadvertent adjustment of the technical settings and makes it easier than ever to take pictures. The DIRECT ON function rounds off the user-friendly operability of the EX-Z5.

The integrated Anti Shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor) electronically reduces the risk of camera shaking. The Auto Macro function, Quick Shutter function and multi auto focus also safeguard correct focusing. The innovative Revive Shot function complements the pallet of functions of the EX-Z5. Old and faded photos can be photographed directly out of the photo album and replenished by means of Color Restoration technology. Thanks to CASIO's own digital restoration including trapezium correction, photos shine resplendent in their new color gloss. The Rapid Flash function takes three pictures with flash in succession in only one second. Additional flash functions for beautiful photo results with little ambient light are the Flash Assist function and the 4-function flash with Red Eye Reduction and Soft Flash. The internal memory of the new EXILIM digital camera can be increased with commercially available SD-/MMC cards.

The EX-Z5 delivery package includes a lithium-ion storage battery (NP-20), USB cable, AV cable, extensive software on CD-ROM and a hand carrying-strap. USB docking station, camera bags, neck straps and other comprehensive accessories are available optionally in the latest EXILIM look.

The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z5 is available from the end of May 2006.

Further information also under www.casio-europe.com or www.exilim.de.

Specifications EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z5




* CIPA standard
** Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*** Movie recording without zoom
**** Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.

Effective Pixels: 5.0 million
Recording element: 1/2.5" CCD-Chip
Recording Format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF 1.0, DPOF
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Voice: (Audio snapshot, Voice Recording); WAV
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory 8.3MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Resolution: Single image: 2.560 x 1.920; 2.560 x 1.712 (3:2); 2.304 x 1.728; 2.048 x 1.536; 1.600 x 1.200; 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 640 x 480 (HQ/Normal); 320 x 240 (LP)
Snapshots:
Image Size (Pixels) Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256MB
2.560 x 1.920 Fine 3.0 MB 2 78
Normal 2.0 MB 3 116
Economy 1.0 MB 7 221
640 x 480 Fine 360 KB 21 625
Normal 240 KB 32 938
Economy 120 KB 59 1.742

Movie with Audio:
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames / sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
640 x 480 (HQ) 10 minutes/movie 10.2 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 6 sec. max. 3 min. 16 sec.
640 x 480 (Normal) 6.1 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 11 sec. max. 5 min. 27 sec.
320 x 240 (LP) 2.45 bit/sec. 15 max. 27 sec. max. 13 min. 34 sec.
Panasonic 256MB SD Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Lens: F3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T), f = 6.3 (W) - 18.9 mm (T) (equivalent to approx. 38 -114 mm for 35 mm cameras), 6 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom)
Aperture: F3.1 / 4.4; automatic (it varies on optical zoom)
Focus range*: Normal: Approx. 40cm -
Macro: Approx. 10 cm - 50 cm
Manual: 10 cm -
* it varies on some optical zoom
Focus mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), pan focus (PF), macro, infinity focus
Light Metering: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Center Spot
Exposure Control: Programmed AE
Exposure compensation: -2EV - +2EV by 1/3 EV steps
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter speed: Normal: 1/2 - 1/2.000 sec.
(above shutter speeds do not apply when using a BEST SHOT scene)
Sensitivity: Still ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual)
Movie: Automatic
White balance: Automatic, fixed (6 modes), manual switching
Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple self-timer
Recording mode: Single image, BEST SHOT, movie with sound, single image with voice, Continuous Shutter, Voice Recording, macro, self-timer
Microphone / Speaker: Monaural
Audio recording time: Audio Snapshot: Approx. 30sec. / image
Voice Recoding: Approx. 25 min. (with built-in memory)
After Recording: Approx. 30 sec. / image
Flash system: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red Eye-Reduction, Soft Flash
Flash range: Approx 0.1 m - 3.7 m (W) / Approx. 0.6 m - 1.9 m (T)
Continuous shutter (Rapid Flash): Approx. 0.4 m - 1.9 m (W)
Approx. 0.6 m - 1.0 m (T)
(It varies on optical zoom and ISO Sensitivity)
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2.5-inch TFT colour display (115,200 pixels – 480 x 240)
Timekeeping functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time, summertime
Communication: USB 2.0 (Full-Speed)
Input/Output terminals: USB/AV interface (NTSC/PAL compliant)
Power source: 1x lithium-Ion battery (NP-20)battery) incl.
Battery life: Normal recording: Approx.180 snapshots *
Continuous playback: Approx. 3 hr. 50 min. (Snapshots) **
Movie recording: Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. ***
Voice recording: Approx. 3 hr. 50 min. ****
Dimensions: 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm (W x H x D, excluding protrusions, 16.2mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approx. 118 g (w/o battery and memory card)
Standard Accessories: Battery charger (BC-11L), lithium-ion rechargeable battery (NP-20), USB cable, AV cable, hand strap, CD-ROM
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