PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2004
World innovation from CASIO:
The new EXILIM Card EX-S100 with "ceramic lens"
EX-S100 FRONT
EX-S100
Norderstedt, August 2004 - With the EXILIM Card EX-S100, CASIO is pursuing new courses and presents a world innovation: the new EXILIM Card EX-S100 is the first and up to now only digital camera to have a "ceramic lens". The high-quality ceramics material is used mainly in high-end technology owing to its high resolution ability and precise light refraction. CASIO knew how to use the technical qualities of the innovative material and developed the "ceramic lens" for the EXILIM EX-S100. And as if that's not enough: 3.2 megapixels and 2.8x optical zoom - the small camera in cheque-card format 88 57 16.7 mm1) is faster and more impressive than ever before.

Technical extras la EXILIM Card! Just a few simple touches and the lightweight2) is ready for use in approx. 1.4 seconds3). Snapshots are successful with the low shutter release time lag of only about 0.01 seconds4). The silver-coloured stainless-steel body is filled with power: besides its auto focus, the camera now also possesses an Auto Pan Focus Mode. The variable focus is supplemented by the new Auto Macro function, which makes the manual change between Macro and auto focus superfluous. Depending on the requirement, it automatically changes backwards and forwards between the two modes. With the so-called Flash Assist function, photos that have turned out too dark can be brightened up if necessary. Thanks to the Icon Help function, which gives the photographer a description of the symbols for the respective functions and settings, the camera's serviceability finally becomes child's play.

Besides these highlights, the EX-S100 has the BEST SHOT function. With 23 prerecorded scenes you can take superb pictures even in difficult photo situations such as at a beach party at sunset, landscape pictures or portraits of friends. One special BEST SHOT programme here is the Business Shot. Trapezium-shaped distorted side views of a presentation chart are converted into a straight front view with the aid of this polished BEST SHOT programme. On the other hand, if you feel like moving pictures you can record scenes with the Movie function with no time limit5). Every party comes to an end, so it's time to put the EXILIM Card EX-S100 "back in the bag". A lens protector automatically falls in front of the lens in the Off-position and protects the high-quality "ceramic lens".

Tempo and format make the EXILIM Card EX-S100 the perfect companion in any situation. Namely, the successful combination of old and new, round and square, skilfully continues the typical EXILIM Card design elements and makes the EX-S100 a high-quality lifestyle camera.

The integrated Flash memory of around 9.3 MB is available to the EXILIM Card user for data storing. This can also be optionally increased by SD/MMC cards. The transmission of the picture data is just as easy as it is fast. The photo files can be comfortably transferred on to the PC via a USB docking station. In addition, it charges the long-lasting recharchable Lithium-ion battery that provides the camera with energy. The EXILIM Card EX-S100 supports PictBridge and USB Direct Print Standard. With optical zoom and a lot of technical features, the new digital camera from CASIO is extremely small and powerful. The camera comes with a storage battery and docking station, a USB cable, a connection cable, a carrying strap as well as CD-ROM software. The EXILIM Card EX-S100 is available from specialist stores from the beginning of October 2004.

1) without projections
2) 113 g, without storage battery and memory card
3) with switched-off flash
4) after focusing, LCD and flash off
5) depending on the size of the memory card
Specifications EX-S100
Modell: EXILIM Card EX-S100
Recording Format: JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio WAV (mono) DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx. 9.3MB**, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Imaging Element: 1/3.2" CCD-Chip (3.34 MP total / 3.2 MP effective)
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)** SD Memory Card* 64 MB
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 34
Normal 1.2 MB 6 45
Economy 630 KB 13 88
2048 x 1360
(3:2)
Fine 1.5 MB 5 36
Normal 1.1 MB 7 50
Economy 580 KB 14 95
1600 x 1200 Fine 1050 KB 8 53
Normal 710 KB 12 79
Economy 370 KB 23 154
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 82
Normal 460 KB 19 126
Economy 250 KB 33 221
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 294
Normal 140 KB 58 386
Economy 90 KB 94 618

Movie With Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie
Length
Approximate
File Size
Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card*
64 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to the
data amount full in memory
300 KB / second 30 seconds 3 minutes 20 seconds

Voice recording:
Maximum voice recording Approximate File Size Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)**
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory 4 KB / second 39 minutes
Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
**  Some built-in memory is used for storage of system data. Because of this, the amount of built-in memory available to you for storage may be less than the indicated capacity.
Image Resolution: Image: 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 (3:2), 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Lens: f = 4.8 - 13.5 mm (equivalent to approx. 36-102 mm for 35mm cameras)
F4.0 - 6.6,, optical 2.8x zoom, CASIO-Optic: "transparent ceramic lense" (6 lenses in 5 groups including "transparent ceramic lens")
4x digital zoom (11.2 times total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination), lens cover
Aperture: F4.0 / 8.0, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm -
Macro: 17 cm - 50 cm
Focus Mode: Contrast AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), macro, auto macro, infinity, pan focus, auto pan focus, focus lock
Light Metering: Multi Pattern
Exposure: Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Normal 1/8 - 1/2000 sec.
Nightmode 4 - 1/2000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec. (fix)
Sensitivity: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 automatic
White Balance: Automatic, fix (6 modes), manual switching
Selftimer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language: German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Portuguese / Japanese
Recording Mode: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 prerecorded scenes), selftimer, movie, macro, auto macro, single image with voice (max. approx. 30 sec./image), movie with sound, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Audio (mono): Microphone, speaker
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 - 2.5 m
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2'' TFT color display (84,960 pixels - 354 x 240)
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
Clock: Quartz Digital , Date / Time, Auto Calendar / World Time - 162 Cities in 32 Time Zones
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-20 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 1 hr. 30 min., up to 180 shots
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 1 hr. 30 min., up to 540 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
Dimensions: 88 x 57 x 16.7 mm (W x H x D, excluding pojections)
Weight: Approx. 113 g (w/o Lithum-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories: USB docking station, AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, CD-ROM
CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 15 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.
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