PRESS RELEASE June 22, 2006
CASIO Introduces EXILIM® ZOOM EX-Z70, A Slim, Stylish Digital Camera with 7.2 Megapixels
Features Easy Mode for Simple Camera Setup
EX-Z70
EX-Z70
Norderstedt, June 22, 2006 - CASIO Europe GmbH and its parent company, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., announced today the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z70, a new addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. This newest high-resolution member of the EXILIM family delivers an effective 7.2 megapixels.

The EXILIM series has a reputation for transforming the digital camera market. Slim and stylish, packed with superior functionality, and astonishingly easy to use, EXILIM cameras combine the benefits of compact size, intuitive controls, large displays, and long battery life. The release of the new EX-Z70 complements the already available EX-Z60, a high-performance, 6.0-megapixel model released earlier this year. The EX-Z70 increases the resolution to 7.2 megapixels for even more detailed, beautiful photographs.

Like its forerunner, the EX-Z70 features Easy Mode, a user-friendly camera menu for beginners. Easy Mode simplifies the wide array of camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash, and self-timer). With Easy Mode, users can make camera settings using simple onscreen descriptions, enabling even beginners to get started right away with the fun of photography. A combination of other powerful features ensures that beautiful photos are captured with just a touch of the shutter button:
  • Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects
  • BEST SHOT function for getting optimal photo results simply by selecting a sample image of the type of scene the user wants to shoot
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD for great visibility.

The camera's lightweight aluminum body comes finished in luxurious black. The top of the body is rounded to give it a soft look, and the overall design is a perfect blend of fashion and functionality. The EX-Z70 captures those priceless moments in a stylish package that puts superior image quality in the palm of every user's hand.
EXILIM Zoom EX-Z70 Specifications
Effective Pixels: 7.2 million
Imaging Element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD, (total pixels: 7.41 million)
Image File Format: Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), DCF1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (motion JPEG)
Audio: WAV
Recording Media: Built-in flash memory (image area: 8.3 MB), SD Memory Card/Multimedia Card compatible
Image Size (Pixels): Single images: 3,072 x 2,304; 3,072 x 2,048 (3:2); 2,560 x 1,920; 2,048 x 1,536; 1,600 x 1,200; 640 x 480
Movies: 640 x 480 (HQ), 512 x 384 (Normal), 320 x 240 (LP)
Data Size:
Still images Image Size (Pixels) Image Quality Recording Time File Size Built-in Flash Memory (8.3MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
3072 × 2304 Fine
Normal
Economy
Approx.
4.32MB
2.4MB
1.44MB
Approx.
1 shot
3 shots
5 shots
Approx.
55 shots
97 shots
158 shots
640 × 480 Fine
Normal
Economy
Approx.
360KB
240KB
120KB
21 shots
32 shots
59 shots
Approx.
625 shots
938 shots
1742 shots
Movies Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Recording Time per File: Data Rate (Frame Rate) Recording Time for Built-in Flash Memory 8.3MB Recording Time for SD Memory Card 256MB
640×480 (HQ) 10 minutes Approx. 10.2 Megabits per Second (30frames/sec.) Approx. 6 seconds Approx. 3 minutes and 16 seconds
512×384 (Normal) Approx. 6.1 Megabits per Second (30 frames/second) Approx. 11 seconds Approx. 5 minutes and 27 seconds
320×240 (LP) Approx. 2.45 Megabits per Second (15 frames/second) Approx. 27 seconds Approx. 13 minutes and 34 seconds
When using Panasonic (Matsushita) 256 MB card. Capacity depends on card manufacturer.?
Lens/Focal Distance: F3.1(W) to 5.9(T), f=6.3(W) to 18.9(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm on a 35mm film camera), 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12x in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot or Multi; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 40cm to , Macro: 10cm to 50cm, Infinity Mode: , Manual: 10cm to
* Range is affected by optional zoom.
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by CCD
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Still images (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second.
*Shutter speed range may be different depending on the following BEST SHOT scenes: Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second: Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
Aperture: F3.1/4.4, auto switching
* Aperture is affected by optical zoom.
White Balance: Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity: Still images: Auto*, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, Movies: Auto
*When using "Anti Shake" or "High Sensitivity" functions, maximum is ISO 800.
Recording Functions: Still images; still images with audio; macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, flash continuous), BEST SHOT, movies with audio, voice recording
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
White balance: Automatic, fixed (6 modes), manual switching
Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: 0.1 to 3.7 meters (W), 0.6 to 1.9 meters (T)
Flash Continuous Shutter: 0.4 to 1.9 meters (W), 0.6 to 1.0 meters (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor Screen: 2.5-inch TFT color LCD, 115,200 pixels (480×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data, Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB / AV connector, USB 2.0 (full-speed) compatible
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Battery Life: Approx. 200 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx. 3hr. 50 min. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx. 1hr. 40min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx. 3hr. 50 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions: 95.2 (W) × 60.6 (H) × 19.8 (D) (excluding projections; 16.2 mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approx. 118g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, Lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, Strap, 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.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.
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