PRESS RELEASE Aug. 29 2002
CASIO extends EXILIM range
Major marketing campaign:
EX-S2 and EX-M2 hit Photokina with 2 megapixels
EX-S2
EX-M2

Norderstedt, September 2002 - Following the successful market launch of the EXILIM EX-S1 and EXILIM EX-M1, CASIO is now extending its high-quality lifestyle family with two new 2-megapixel cameras, the EXILIM EX-S2 and the EXILIM EX-M2, due for launch in September, just in time for the Photokina fair. Among the technological highlights of digital photography, the EXILIM heralds a new generation of digital cameras so thin and compact that they fit in even the smallest breast bag, making them a constant companion. High-quality new accessories should ensure outstanding sales in the retail trade.

The market launch is being accompanied by a wide-coverage marketing campaign. The first step will be a press release to all relevant media coupled with a large-scale advertising campaign. The EXILIM EX-S2 is a high-quality camera packed into an elegant metal casing. It is a mere 88 mm wide, 55 mm high and 11.3 mm deep, weighing in at about 88 g (without battery and memory card). These dimensions open up an extremely wide range of uses, as the petite EXILIM can follow wherever you go, at work, sports, leisure, travel, or any other occasion. Irretrievable moments need never be lost again, as the EXILIM is right at your fingertips and ready to use in a second.

The name EXILIM is made up of English and Latin elements: "eximius" (extraordinary, especially) and "slim" (slender, thin), thus standing for "especially thin."

MP3 enthusiasts can look forward to the sister model EXILIM EX-M2 (weighing 90g without battery and memory card) with its integrated MP3 player, movie player (with sound) and sound recording function. At 12.4 mm it is only slightly thicker, all other dimensions being the same. Both models are in a top-quality steel body in liquid silver that emphasizes their value and quality. As miracles of miniaturisation, they offer a range of convenient operating functions.

With its MP3 function, for example, the EXILIM EX-M2 can be used for short films with sound and for recording and playback of MP3 music, as well as the picture modes single shot, self-timer and single shot with sound. Both models also offer the popular Best Shot function, a feature familiar from other CASIO digital cameras. Its simple operation ensures perfect photos even in difficult photographic situations or poor light conditions. Six pre-set motif programmes - portrait, landscape, night scene, sepia, twilight and black-and-white - can be selected at the push of a single button.

These EXILIM models feature two picture control systems, with the optical viewfinder supplemented by a newly developed 1.6" digital display which shows bright, brilliant, high-contrast images.

The EXILIM's 1 /1.8" CCD achieves 2.11 million pixels total resolution, corresponding to a picture format of 1600 x 1200 pixels. If needed, there is also a 4x digital zoom. The F=3.2 lens has a fixed focal length of f=7.5 mm, corresponding to a focal length of 36 mm for 35-mm cameras. Under unfavourable lighting conditions, the built-in 4-function flash is activated automatically.

The EXILIM cameras have 12 MB internal image memory, with SD/MMC cards available as an additional storage medium. The USB docking station serves as the connection to the PC, for transfer of photo data, and for recharging of the camera's high-performance lithium-ion battery.


The EXILIM comes complete with lithium-ion battery, carrying strap and USB docking station with USB and connection cable, plus extensive software on CD-ROM. The MP3 version (EX-M2) also includes stereo headphones and LCD remote control.


Technical data: EXILIM EX-S2

Recording system:
JPEG (Exif 2.2) DPOF and DCF format support

Recording medium:
12-MB internal memory, memory card slot for SD and MMC memory cards

Sensor:
1/1.8" CCD chip (2,110,000 pixels in total, 2,000,000 effective)

Start-up time:
Less than one second

Resolution:
Photo: 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie: 320 x 240, max. 30 sec. per movie

Colour matrix:
True-Color (24 bit)

Lens:
F3.2, f=7.5 mm (corresponds to approx. 36 mm for 35-mm camera).
4x digital zoom, fixed focus

Focus range:
1m - ∞

Exposure measurement:
Multi-field exposure measurement

Exposure control:
Programme AE

Exposure correction:
-2 to +2 EV (in gradations of 1/3 EV)

Shutter:
Electronic, mechanical

Shutter speeds:
1/4 to 1/6.400 sec.

White balance:
Automatic, manual (4 modes), manual switching

Self-timer:
10 sec.

Menu languages
German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Japanese

Photo modes:
Single photo, Best Shot, self-timer, movie

Flash:
Auto, manual-on, manual-off, red-eye reduction

Flash range:
Approx. 1 to 2 m

Monitor/viewfinder:
1.6" digital TFT colour display
Optical viewfinder

Data transfer:
USB

Inputs/outputs:
Docking station with integrated power supply / battery recharger

Power supply:
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, docking station with integrated power pack and battery recharger

Dimensions:
88 x 55 x 11.3 mm (W x H x D)

Delete modes:
Single photo, all photos

Weight:
Approx. 88 g (without lithium-ion battery and memory card)

Standard equipment:
USB docking station, AC adapter for docking station, USB cable, carrying strap, lithium-ion battery, CD-ROM

Accessories:
Leather bag (EX-CASE1) with neck strap
Leather bag, green, blue, black and grey (ESC-2)
Leather bag, green, blue, black and grey (ESC-1)
Lithium-ion battery (NP-20)
Docking station with adapter (CA-20)


Technical Data of the EXILIM EX-M2

Recording system:
JPEG (Exif 2.2) DPOF and DCF format support

Recording medium:
12-MB internal memory, memory card slot for SD and MMC memory cards

Delete modes:
Single photo, all photos

Sensor:
1/1.8" CCD chip (2,110,000 pixels in total, 2,000,000 effective)

Start-up time:
Less than one second

Resolution / recording:
Photo: 1600 x 1200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480
Single photo, single photo with sound recording, max. 30 sec.
Movie with sound recording: 320 x 240, max. 30 sec. per movie, voice-memo function, approx. 50 min. max. on internal memory

Music playback:
MP3 (sampling frequency: 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz, Bit rate: 32 - 320 kbps)

Voice recording:
WAV format

Colour matrix:
True-Color (24 bit)

Lens:
F3.2, f=7.5 mm (corresponds to approx. 36 mm for 35-mm camera).
4x digital zoom, fixed focus

Focus range:
1m - ∞

Exposure measurement:
Multi-field exposure measurement

Exposure control:
Programme AE

Exposure correction:
-2 to +2 EV (in gradations of 1/3 EV)

Shutter:
Electronic, mechanical

Shutter speeds:
1/4 to 1/6.400 sec.

White balance:
Automatic, manual (4 modes), manual switching

Self-timer:
10 sec.

Menu languages
German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Japanese

Photo modes:
Single photo, single photo with sound, voice-memo function, Best Shot, self-timer, movie with sound

Flash:
Auto, manual-on, manual-off, red-eye reduction

Flash range:
Approx. 1 to 2 m

Monitor/viewfinder:
1.6" digital TFT colour display
Optical viewfinder

Data transfer:
USB

Inputs/outputs:
USB docking station with integrated power supply / battery recharger

Power supply:
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, docking station with integrated power pack and battery recharger

Dimensions:
88 x 55 x 12.4 mm (W x H x D)

Delete modes:
Single photo, all photos

Weight:
Approx. 90 g (without lithium-ion battery and memory card)

Standard equipment:
Docking station with adapter, USB connection cable, lithium-ion battery, stereo headphones, remote control with LC display, carrying strap, CD-ROM

Accessories:
(EX-CASE1) Leather bag with neck strap
(EX-CASE2) Hard case with belt clip
(EX-CASE3) Neoprene case with belt loop
(ESC-1) Leather bag black
(ESC-2) Leather bag green, black and grey
(ESC-3) Leather bag shining blue
Lithium-ion battery (NP-20)
Docking station with adapter (CA-20)
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