Home > News >
Casio Introduces Stylish New 7.2 Megapixel Digital Camera
 January 30, 2007

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY CONTACT:
                Rachel Max/Jennifer Lilly
Coyne PR
(973) 316-1665
rmax@coynepr.com

Melissa Keklak
Casio, Inc.
(973) 361-5400
mkeklak@casio.com

CASIO INTRODUCES STYLISH NEW 7.2 MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA
Generous new 2.6-inch wide LCD display makes camera information easier to view, more user-friendly

DOVER, NJ, January 30, 2007 - Casio, Inc. and its parent company Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced the introduction of the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z75, a new addition to its stylish series of EXILIMŽ digital cameras. This latest member of the EXILIM family features a newly developed wide LCD display for improved image viewing, ease of use, and delivers effective 7.2 megapixels.



This new model follows Casio's release last year of the 7.2-megapixel EX-Z70, a camera that featured the slim looks, quick shooting style, and large LCD display of an EXILIM while also making both camera setup and shooting simpler than ever.  The EX-Z75 retains all the advanced functions of the EX-Z70, including Anti-Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects.  Its new 2.6-inch wide LCD display makes it enjoyable for users to capture breathtaking wide aspect ratio images, and also makes the camera functions easier to see and operate.

 "We are excited about the launch of the EX-Z75, the new high-quality, high-performance edition to EXILIM line," said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio's Digital Imaging Division. "Families and other casual camera users enthusiastically welcomed this camera's predecessor and we are confident that they will do the same with the latest model."

The EX-Z75 can display information on the right side of the ample screen, separate from the subject shown on the monitor while shooting. It enables users to quickly change settings on the information display when shooting.  In Easy Mode, menus for simplifying a wide array of camera settings (flash, self-timer and image size) are also shown on the right side of the monitor for easy viewing and use.

Main Features

  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 7.2 million effective pixels and 3X optical zoom.
  • Generous new 2.6-inch wide LCD display (14:9 aspect ratio).
  • Setting information displayed on right side of monitor to improve viewing and ease of use.
  • Easy Mode for simple shooting with intuitive menus.
  • Anti-Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects. 

Exclusive to the Casio EXILIM line of digital cameras in the U.S., is the eBayŽ Best Shot mode.  The eBay Best Shot mode is one of 34 Best Shot Modes featured in the EX-Z75.  eBay Best Shot takes photos at  a size that is image optimized for display on eBay, allowing picture takers to more quickly and easily create photos for selling items on eBay.  eBay Best Shot mode also includes Auto Macro, an ideal setting for capturing images of small items such as jewelry, tags, etc., thus automatically adjusting the focus from acquiring fine details in close up shots to capturing large items from a distance.  eBay Best Shot mode allows users to capture optimized images at an ideal size for eBay. 
For ease of use, eBay photos are stored in a special eBay directory.

The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z75 will have a suggested retail price of $229.99 and will be available at retail in March in four fashionable colors – pink, blue, black and silver.

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

Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipments solutions, established in 1957.  Casio Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.   Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.  For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z75 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), DCF standard, DPOF compliant

Movies Motion JPEG, AVI format
Audio WAV (monaural)
Recording Media Built-in flash memory (image area: 8.0 MB), SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card/Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Image Size (Pixels)

Still images: 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048(3:2), 3072 x 1728(16:9), 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

Movies 640 x 480 (HQ), 512 x 384 (Normal), 320 x 240       (LP)

Data Size:


Image size (pixels)
Image quality/
recording time
File size
Built-in memory
(8.0MB)
SD Memory
Card
256MB *1
Still Images

3072 x 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 x 480

Fine/
Normal/
Economy

Approx.
360KB/
240KB/
120KB

Approx.
20 shots/
30 shots/
57 shots

Approx.
624 shots/
937 shots/
1740 shots

Movies
 640 x 480 (HQ)

Maximum Recording Time per File (4 GB) *2

Approx.
10.2 Megabits
per Second
(30 frames/sec.)
Approx.
6 seconds
Approx.
3 minutes and
15 seconds
512 x 384 (Normal)
Approx.
6.1 Megabits
per Second
(30 frames/sec.)
Approx.
10 seconds
Approx.
5 minutes and
27 seconds
320 x 240 (LP)
Approx.
2.45 Megabits
per Second
(15 frames/sec.)

Approx.
26 seconds

Approx.
13 minutes and
34 seconds

*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) 256 MB card. 
*2. Within limits of memory and battery life.

Operating Speed:  

Power on to first shot: approximately 1.4 second*3
Shutter release time lag: approximately 0.004 second*3
Image playback: 0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time: approximately 1.3 seconds*3*4
Continuous shutter: approximately 1.2-second intervals*4
*3. With built-in flash off. *4. With image size set at    
   3072x2304 and using normal image quality.

Lens/Focal Distance:

F3.1 to 5.9, f=6.3 to 18.9mm (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 (Image size: 3072 x 2304 pixels, 12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: 

Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus (still image only), Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot or Multi

Approximate Focus Range: 

Auto Focus: 15.75" *5 to ∞, Macro: 3.94" to 19.69" *5,
Infinity Mode: ∞,
Manual Focus:  3.94" *5 to ∞
*5. Range is affected by optical zoom.

Exposure Control:

Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Shutter:

CCD shutter, mechanical shutter,
Still images (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second*6,
Still images (night scene): 4 to 1/2000 second*6.
Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.

Aperture:  F3.1/4.4*7, auto switching  
*7. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
White Balance: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity:

Still images: Auto*8, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
Movies: Auto
*8. When using "Anti-Shake" or "High Sensitivity" functions, maximum is ISO 800.

Recording Functions:

Still images; still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds); macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed), BEST SHOT, movies with audio, voice recording

Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash:

Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: .33' to 11.48' (W), 1.97' to 6.23' (T)

Monitor Screen: 2.6-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 114,960 pixels (479 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data, Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time:

On-image time stamp function
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 (NP-20) x1
Battery life:

Approx. 230 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx. 4 hr. 20 min. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx. 1 hr. 45 min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx. 4 hr. 20 min. (voice recording)

Dimensions: 3.75" (W) x 2.38" (H) x .77" (D) (excluding projections; .63" at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 4.3 oz (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, Lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, Strap, CD-ROM

Specifications subject to change without notice.