PRESS RELEASE Aug. 27 2003
EXILIM EX-Z4
CASIO introduces
new EXILIM Zoom high-performance slim digital camera
High-resolution 4-megapixel CCD, 3X seamless optical zoom
 
EX-Z4
EX-Z4
TOKYO, JAPAN, August 27, 2003.- CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. today announced the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z4, the latest addition to the EXILIM Series of card-size LCD digital cameras. The new EX-Z4 features a CCD with 4 million effective pixels plus a high-performance 3X zoom lens.
 
EXILIM is the digital camera that has totally revolutionized digital imaging, with a new design that makes it easy to enjoy the advantages of having your camera anywhere you go. Its combination of outstanding portability and high performance has made the slim, card-size optical zoom EXILIM Zoom the pacesetter in the shift to compact and thin packages in today's digital camera market.
 
The new EX-Z4 packs the first high-resolution 4-megapixel CCD of the EXILIM lineup into a stylish and thin card size body. The result is a powerful 3X optical zoom camera that be taken just about anywhere.
3X optical zoom lens in a thin, card-size configuration
The new EX-Z4 packs a powerful 3X optical zoom lens into a stylishly thin card size package that measures a mere 87mm wide, 57mm high, and 23.1mm thick (19.7mm at its thinnest point).
High-resolution 4-megapixel imaging
The 4-megapixel CCD of the EX-Z4 adds new dimensions to flesh tones and the fine detail of scenery shots for images of exquisite beauty and definition.
High-speed response
With a start up time of approximately 1.6 seconds and a 0.01 second release time lag, the EX-Z4 is faster than ever. A new Pan Focus mode eliminates the need for focusing, which provides even faster response. Multi-Auto Focus automatically selects one of seven different focus point positions to ensure that images are always focused correctly, regardless of how the subjects are arranged.
Built-in speaker for audio output
New audio snapshot and voice recorder capabilities have been added, the movie feature has been enhanced to allow recordings of up to 60 seconds, and a 2-inch monitor screen and built-in speaker lets you enjoy playback of both images and audio. Sounds can be specified for start up, shutter release and other functions.
Designed and engineered for ease of use
A low-power design has extended battery life to allow approximately 540 snapshots to be taken (continuous recording). Other functions include high-speed playback capabilities that let you scroll images at about 0.1 second per image, and a Best Shot mode that uses preinstalled sample scenes to help set up the camera's functions faster, and more.
Features
3X optical zoom lens in a thin, card-size configuration
4-million effective pixel CCD for high-resolution images New noise reduction process for outstanding image quality, especially when shooting at night.
Built-in speaker for playback of voice recordings, audio snapshots, and movies with audio (up to 60 seconds long)
High speed startup has the camera ready to shoot about 1.6 seconds after power on (when built-in flash is turned off).
A release time lag of only 0.01 second (monitor screen and flash off) means that an image starts to be recorded virtually as soon as you press the shutter release button.
Pan Focus mode eliminates the need for focusing for even faster response
A seven point Multi-Auto Focus function automatically selects the optimum focus point
High-speed playback scrolls at a speed of about 0.1 second per image, making image searches quicker and easier.
Extended battery performance gives approximately 20% longer continuous recording time than the EX-Z3 (EX-Z4 allows approximately 90 minutes of continuous recording).
Big new 2.0-inch digital interface TFT LCD scratch-resistant acrylic panel monitor screen
The Best Shot Mode provides access to 21 camera setups in an instant. Simply select the sample scene that is similar to the image you want to record, and the camera's exposure compensation, white balance, and other settings are configured automatically.
Photo Stand feature lets you view a slideshow of images with the camera on its cradle.
Full-month calendar screen shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded on each date.
An alarm function sounds an alarm and displays a specified image at a preset time. A voice message can also be selected to play back at the alarm time.
World Time lets you select one of 162 cities in 32 time zones around the world as your home time. When traveling to another time zone, simply select the applicable city, and time and date settings are adjusted automatically.
Triple Self-timer records three consecutive images, so you can select and keep the best one.
The camera stores images in a Web browser-viewable format that allows you to browse images in an on-screen album.
10MB of Flash memory comes built in, and a card slot supports use of an SD memory card or MMC (memory card not included).
A Favorites folder lets you store your favorite or private images so they are not displayed during normal playback.
Simply press the cradle's USB button for automatic transfer of images to a computer.
Complies with ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) and PRINT Image Matching II.
Complies with Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT, so you can print directly on a USB DIRECT-PRINT printer* without using a computer.
*For further information about "USB Direct-Print" compatible printers, please contact: Regional Epson Sales Companies
Specifications
Recording Element 1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD (4.23 million total pixels; 4 million effective pixels)
Image File
Record Format
Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG), with audio
Recording Media Built-in flash memory (10MB),
SD memory card/Multi Media card
Recorded Image Sizes Snapshots
Image Size(Pixels) Resolution Approximate
File Size
Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory
(10MB)
SD Memory Card*
64MB
2304 x 1728 Fine 1.9 MB 4 30
Normal 1.5 MB 5 37
Economy 1.1 MB 7 49
2304 x 1536 Fine 1.8 MB 5 31
Normal 1.4 MB 6 39
Economy 1.0 MB 15 88
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 52
Normal 710 KB 12 77
Economy 370 KB 24 151
1280 × 960 Fine 680 KB 12 81
Normal 460 KB 19 124
Economy 250 KB 34 217
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 40 289
Normal 140 KB 60 379
Economy 90 KB 96 607

Movies
Image Size(Pixels) Maximum
Movie Length
Approximate
File Size
Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(10MB)
SD Memory Card*
64MB
320x240 60 seconds 160KB/second
(15frames/second)
60 seconds 6 minutes
20 seconds
 
* Matsushita products. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Voice Recording WAV (approximately 4KB/second); approximately 40 minutes (built-in memory)
Image Deletion Single image; all images in memory (with memory protection)
Lens smc PENTAX LENS (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens); F2.6(W) to 4.8 (T); f=5.8(W) to 17.4(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 35.0 to 105.0 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zoom are used in combination.)
Focusing Contrast type Auto Focus (selectable between spot and multi); pan focus; macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus; focus lock
Approximate
Focus Range
Normal: 40cm to ; Macro: 6 to 50cm (Optical zoom: 1 to 1.8X)
Exposure Control Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element
Control: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter CCD electronic shutter/mechanical shutter; 4 to 1/2000 shutter speed (including Night mode)
Aperture Auto; F2.6/F4.3
White Balance Auto; Fixed (4 modes); Manual
Sensitivity Auto, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
Recording Modes Snapshot; movie (with audio); audio snapshot; Macro; Best Shot
Self-timer 10-second or 2-second countdown; Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 0.4 to 1.7 meters (W); 0.4 to 1.2 meters (T)
Viewfinder Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen 2.0-inch digital interface TFT color LCD
(84,960 pixels; 354×240)
Playback Functions 4X zoom; 9-image screen; rotate; flip; movie playback;
calendar; Photo Stand (slideshow); startup image; Image Roulette
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; summer time
Other Trimming; resize; histogram; album feature; Favorites folder; copy; alarm with image/audio; key customize
Input/Output Terminals USB cradle contact terminals
Power Requirements Special lithium ion battery
Approximate Battery Operation Continuous Recording: 540 images (90 minutes)
Continuous Image Playback: 150 minutes
Continuous Audio Playback: 130 minutes (voice recording)
Dimensions 87(W) x 57(H) x 23.1(D) mm (excluding projections, 19.7mm at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 129g (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories Lithium-ion battery; USB Cradle; USB Cable; AC Adaptor; AC Cord; Strap; CD-ROM

*Specifications are subject to change without notice
EXILIM is a trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. PENTAX is a registered trademark of PENTAX Corporation. Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
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