PRESS RELEASE February 15, 2005
Gigantic prospects:
The EXILIM EX-Z57 with extra large 2.7-inch TFT colour display
EX-Z57
EX-Z57
Norderstedt, February 2005 - With its 2.7-inch TFT colour display, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z57 catches the eye immediately. The particularly large display enables a true-to-detail view of all motifs and can be comfortably adjusted in two brightness settings in the event of unfavourable weather conditions. With 5.0 megapixels and 3x optical zoom, CASIO brings out the small digital in a very big way.

The EX-Z57 with SUPER LIFE battery is extremely powerful. After only charging the lithium-ion storage battery once, the power package can take up to approx. 400 pictures*. The digital camera also impresses with lots of user-friendly elements like the Auto Macro function, which switches back and forth independently from autofocus to macro mode as required. The integrated 4-function flash with red-eye reduction illuminates photo motifs if required. And should a picture nonetheless turn out too dark, the Flash Assist function mostly automatically brightens up photos where necessary. In the CASIO typical BEST SHOT function, different pre-recorded scenes for all different kinds of picture situations are offered to the lifestyle photographer. That way the camera also holds unusual motif programs, e.g. retro, ready for imaginative photo ideas in addition to the classic settings. The user can also supplement the already existing motif programs with self-produced BEST SHOT scenes. Even more creative scope is offered by the movie function, with which hobby directors discover their film talent and record movies with sound and without time limit**. The Icon Help function shows the EXILIM photographer the mode he is currently using. Consequently, the EX-Z57 in its elegant aluminium body has never been so easy to use. The picture data is stored on the internal approx. 9.3 MB flash memory, which can be increased as you like with commercially available SD/MMC cards.

Shape and function complement each other in the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z57. Not only the beautiful design, but also the innovative technology is convincing: the accompanying USB docking station produces the connection to the PC, transfers the picture data to the computer and charges the powerful storage battery. Together with the docking station, the multi-talent with the large display is a real eye-catcher that any design-lover is pleased to have standing on his desk. Besides the SUPER LIFE battery and docking station, the camera comes complete with USB cables, extensive software on CD-ROM and carrying strap. A mobile charger, a lithium-ion rechargeable battery (NP-40), diverse camera bags and other accessories are optionally available.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z57 is available at retail from the end of march 2005.

Should you have any further questions, please contact:
Bönig & Company GmbH - Brand Communications
Meike Schuster
Tel.: + 49 (0)40/42 32 40 - 69, Fax: +49 (0)40/42 3240 - 41
Email: meike.schuster@bcpr.de
Specifications EXILIM EX-Z57
Recording Format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF, DPOF
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG, Voice Recording)
Voice: (Audio snapshot, Voice record); WAV
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx 9.3MB,
Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Resolution: Single image: 2,560 x 1,920, 2,560 x 1,712 (3:2), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 256 MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.2 MB 4 108
Normal 1.8 MB 4 131
Economy 1.3 MB 6 178
2560 x 1712
(3:2)
Fine 2.0 MB 4 118
Normal 1.6 MB 5 146
Economy 1.1 MB 7 207
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 138
Normal 1.2 MB 6 184
Economy 630 KB 13 356
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 215
Normal 710 KB 12 319
Economy 370 KB 23 623
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 332
Normal 460 KB 19 509
Economy 250 KB 33 894
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 1188
Normal 140 KB 58 1559
Economy 90 KB 94 2495

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
E.g. :SD Memory Card*
256 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to
the data amount full in memory
300 KB / Sekunde 30 seconds 13 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
* Panasonic 256MB SD Card. 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 Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/ 2.5" CCD-Chip (5.25 MP total / 5.0 MP effective)
Lens: F2.6 (W) - 4.8 (T), f = 5.8 (W) - 17.4 mm (T) (equivalent to approx. 35 -105 mm for 35mm cameras), 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom), lens cover
Aperture: F2.6 / 4.3, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40cm -
Macro: 6cm - 50cm
Manual:
1x Zoom: approx. 6cm -
3x Zoom: approx. 18cm -
Focus Mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), pan focus (PF), auto pan focus, macro, auto macro, infinity, focus lock
Light Metering: Multi Pattern Metering
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/manual switching)
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 modes: Single image, BEST SHOT, movie, single image with voice, voice recording
Recording functions: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 pre-recorded scenes), single image with voice, self-timer, movie with sound, macro, auto macro, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Microphone / Speaker: Monaural
Audio RecordingTime: Audio Snapshot: Approx. 30sec. / image
Voice Recoding: Approx. 39min. (within built-in memory)
After Recording: Approx. 30sec. / image
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx 0.4m - 2.6m (W) / Approx. 0.4m - 2.0m (T)
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2.7 inch TFT color display (115,200 pixels - 480 x 240)
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4X), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Reverse, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand), Customizable Startup screen, 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
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB histogram
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-40 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 3 hr. 20 min., up to 400 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 3 hr. 20 min., approx. 1000 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 7 hr.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 6 hr. 30 min.
Dimensions: 88.5 x 58 x 22.5 mm ( W x H x D, excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 130 g (w/o Lithum-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories: USB docking station (CA-27), AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40), CD-ROM
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 30 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

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

Specs are subject to change w/o notice
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