PRESS RELEASE
July 14, 2008


CASIO Introduces the Slim and Stylish Digital Camera
With a Wide-angle 4X Optical Zoom

Features CCD-shift anti-shake function and a large 3.0 inch LCD display


EX-Z150 EX-Z150 black EX-Z150 red
EX-Z150 pink EX-Z150 green
EX-Z150


Norderstedt, July 14, 2008 - CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the newest model in its EXILIM® digital camera series - the stylish, slim EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150, which features a wide-angle zoom lens, a CCD-shift anti-shake function, a very large LCD monitor and an 8.1 effective megapixel resolution.
The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 has the features and functions needed to meet the demanding requirements of today's digital camera users, all in a slim and stylish camera just 20.1 mm thick (18.9mm at the thinnest section) with a built-in wide-angle 28 mm (35 mm film equivalent) 4X optical zoom lens, at just 20.1 mm thick (18.9 mm at the thinnest section).

To complement the slim, stylish look, the new EXILIM offers all the premium functionality you would expect in a much bigger digital camera, including a CCD-shift anti-shake function and face detection technology. It also features a large 3.0 inch LCD monitor, a first for the EXILIM series, making it even easier to compose shots and adding to the fun of viewing the images taken.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150 is available not only in silver and black, but also in colorful red, pink, and green.

Main Features of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150
  • 8.1 effective megapixel model for high resolution photography
  • Slim, compact size: 96.7 wide x 57.3 high x 20.1 mm thick (18.9 mm at the thinnest section)
  • 28 mm-equivalent wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens enables users to conveniently photograph scenes such as tall buildings or get shots of big groups of people in a small room, while still allowing zoom photography to capture distant subjects
  • CCD-shift anti-shake function for beautiful image quality, free from effects of camera-shake
  • Face detection technology that senses people's faces
  • Large 3.0 inch, high resolution LCD monitor with 230,400 dots
EX-Z150 Specifications

Model: EXILIM Zoom EX-Z150
Effective pixels: 8.1 million
Recording element: 1/2.5" CCD-Chip (8.29 MP total)
Recording format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF 1.0, DPOF
Movie: Motion JPEG, AVI format, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Voice: (Audio snapshot, Voice Recording); WAV (monaural)
Recording medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory 17.9 MB,
Card slot for SD- /SDHC- /MMC- /MMCplus Card
Image resolution: Single image: 3,264 × 2,448, 3,264 × 2,176 (3:2), 3,264 × 1,840 (16:9), 2,816 × 2,112, 2,304 × 1,728, 1,600 × 1,200, 640×480
Movie with sound: 640×480 (HQ/Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Movie time limit: 10 minutes per movie
Snapshots:
Image Size (Pixels) Image Quality Approx. File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (17.9MB) 1GB SD Memory Card*
3,264 x 2,448 Fine 4.48 MB 3 210
Normal 2.40 MB 7 392
Economy 1.63 MB 10 578
3,264 x 2,176 (3:2) Fine 4.2 MB 4 224
Normal 2.26 MB 7 418
Economy 1.53 MB 11 615
3,264 x 1,840 (16:9) Fine 3.64 MB 4 259
Normal 1.97 MB 8 478
Economy 1.35 MB 12 700
2,816 x 2,112 Fine 3.4 MB 4 277
Normal 1.85 MB 9 511
Economy 1.27 MB 13 743
2,304 x 1,728 Fine 2.44 MB 6 386
Normal 1.37 MB 12 690
Economy 900 KB 19 1073
1,600 x 1,200 Fine 1.23 MB 13 766
Normal 790 KB 21 1223
Economy 470 KB 36 2056
640 x 480 Fine 330 KB 52 2928
Normal 190 KB 91 5085
Economy 140 KB 124 6902

Movie with Audio:
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approx. Data Rate Frames/sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (17.9MB) 1GB SD Memory Card* 1-minute Movie
640 x 480 (HQ) 10 minutes per movie 10.5 Mbit/sec. 30 approx. 11 sec. approx. 11 min. 43 sec. 80 MB
640 x 480 (Normal) 6.1 Mbit/sec. 30 approx. 19 sec. approx. 20 min. 8 sec. 47.2 MB
320 x 240
(LP)
2.6 Mbit/sec. 15 approx. 46 sec. approx. 46 min. 53 sec. 20.1 MB
YouTube™
640 x 480
6.1 Mbit/ sec. 30 approx. 19 sec. approx. 20 min. 8 sec. 47.2 MB

Voice Recording:
File Format Max. File Size Approximate Data Rate Approximate Recording Time
Built-in Memory (17.9MB) 1GB SD Memory Card*
WAV
IMA-ADPCM
4 GB 5.5 Kbytes/sec. approx. 56 min. 4 sec. approx. 49 h. 51 min.
Based on use of a Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) PRO HIGH SPEED 1 GB SD Memory Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Operating Speed: Power on to first shot: Approx. 2.0 seconds*
Shutter release time lag: Approx. 0.05 seconds**
Image playback: 0.14 second/image
Shot to shot time: Approx. 1.5 seconds*/***
Continuous shutter: Approx. 0.8 second intervals***
*
With built-in memory, flash off
**
After Focusing, flash off
***
With image size set 3,264 x 2,448 and using normal image quality
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.6(W) to 5.9(T), f = 4.65(W) to 18.6 mm(T) (equivalent to approximately 28 to 112 mm for 35 mm film) , 7 lenses in 6 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom: 4x optical zoom
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus mode: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan Focus(PF), Infinity mode, manual focus(MF), AF Area: Spot, Multi
Approximate Focus Range*: Auto Focus: Approx. 40 cm to ∞
Macro: Approx. 15 cm to 50 cm
Infinity Mode: Approx. ∞
Manual: Approx. 15 cm to ∞
* Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change
Exposure Metering: Multi pattern, Center weighted, Center spot
Exposure Control: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV~+ 2EV (1/3EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*: Snapshot mode (auto): 1/2 to 1/2.000 sec.
BEST SHOT Night Scene: 4 - 1/2.000 sec.
* Using other BEST SHOT scenes or ISO settings causes the shutter speed to change
Aperture: F2.6(W) / F7.7*(W), auto switching
(*F7.7 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used - using optical zoom causes the aperture to change)
White Balance: Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching
Sensitivity (SOS / REI)*: Snapshots: Auto / ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Movie: Auto
*
SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index
Recording Functions: Single image, BEST SHOT, Face Detection, Movie with sound (Normal and YouTube™ Capture Mode), voice recording, macro, self-timer, continuous shooting
Audio Recording Time: After Recording: Approx. 30 sec. max./ image
Voice Recording: Approx. 53 min. 45 sec. (within built-in memory)
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red eye-reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.15 to 3.2 meters (W), Approx. 0.6 to 1.5 meters (T)
(Using optical zoom causes flash range to change) ( ISO Sensitivity: "Auto")
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor: 7.6 cm (3.0-inch) TFT colour display, (230,400 pixels, 960 ×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto calendar up to the year 2049, On-image Time Stamp function
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, city, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB/AV connection (PAL/NTSC)
USB: USB 2.0
Microphone/Speaker: Monaural / Monaural
Power Requirements: Proprietary rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-70) incl.
Battery Life: Approx. 280 snapshots*/***** (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback**: approx 4 hr. 20 min. (snapshots)
Continuous recording***: approx. 4 hr. 10 Min. (movie recording)
Continuous recording****: approx 4 hr. 50 min. (voice recording)
*
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
***
Continuous movie recording without zoom
****
Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
*****
Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
Dimensions: 96.7 (W) x 57.3 (H) x 20.1 (D) mm (excluding projections, 18.9 mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 126 g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-70), Battery charger (BC-70L), AC adaptor, USB cable, AV Cable, Strap, Basic Reference, CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-70)

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. "FSE" is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about "FSE" (Face Sensing Engine), visit OKI's website at http://www.face-sensing-engine.com. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube™, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice

Further information on www.casio-europe.com.

Important facts about CASIO:
CASIO is one of the leading international manufacturers of electronic consumer goods. True to its guiding principle of "creativity and contribution", since it was founded in 1957 the company has dedicated itself to the development of products which are distinguished by having the latest technology and innovative design language. Today, the broad range of CASIO products includes watches, digital cameras, mobile telephones, electronic dictionaries, computers, musical instruments, system equipment and electronic components such as LC displays. There are more than 13,000 employees working for CASIO Computer Co. Ltd. throughout the world. Over 100 million products are supplied a year and in the fiscal year April 2007 to March 2008 alone, the company achieved a net turnover of 623 billion yen (approx. 5.95 billion US dollars). Further information about CASIO products and our latest innovations can be found on the internet on www.casio-europe.com.
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