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Casio Introduces the EX-V8 and EX-Z1080 Stylish EXILIM Digital Cameras with YouTube Capture Mode
 August 28, 2007

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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Casio Introduces Two Stylish EXILIM® Digital Cameras
with YouTube™ Capture Mode

The EX-V8 is equipped with a 7x Optical Zoom and 8.1 Megapixels;
the EX-Z1080 features High ISO 6400 Sensitivity and 10.1 Megapixels

DOVER, NJ, AUGUST 28, 2007 – Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released two new EXILIM digital cameras today.  The EX-V8 features a slim, yet powerful optical zoom like its predecessors in the EXILIM Hi-Zoom series. The EX-Z1080, the latest addition to the core EXILIM Zoom series, packs an outstanding range of functions into a compact size.

The EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a slim shape that is compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand.  The camera features a 7X optical internal zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.

The 10.1 megapixel EX-Z1080 produces beautiful photographs even when making large prints. It also enables high sensitivity photography up to a maximum of ISO 6400, and is ideal for photographing darker scenes and reducing blur caused by shaky hands and subject movement.

Both new models incorporate the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high-performance image processing module, which allows high quality movies to be recorded at the high compression rate of the next-generation H.264 standard. They also feature a YouTube™ Capture Mode, which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTube™, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube™ allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs and e-mail. Casio has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to YouTube™. This makes it easier than ever for people to enjoy "snapshot movies" of everyday fun, trips, and other occasions.

"Each year we strive to make advancements in our popular EXILIM digital cameras," said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Casio's Digital Imaging Division. "These models are no exception, as they blend many of the standard features EXILIM cameras are known for, with groundbreaking new technology such as YouTube™ Capture Mode, and the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high performance image processing module. If you ever needed an excuse to shoot photos and videos of friends or family these EXILIM cameras are it!" 

The EX-V8 will have an MSRP of $329.99 and the EX-Z1080 an MSRP of $279.99. Both models will be available at retail in September.

Main Features of EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 & EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

  • High-quality movies using the H.264 standard
    • YouTube Capture Mode allows users to shoot movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to YouTube.
    • Comes with unique "YouTube Uploader for CASIO" software that enables users to upload movies to YouTube in as few as two steps.
  • The combination of face detection*1 technology and the auto-tracking AF system using motion analysis technology maintains both sharp focus and correct exposure for a human face
  • Blur reduction technologies driven by the EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module
    • Based on motion analysis technology, sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
    • Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
    • Movie mode with electronic image stabilization function.

Other Features of the EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8

  • 8.1 million effective pixels, 7X optical zoom
  • CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism
  • 2.5-inch Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 at the center of the screen)
  • Maximum 4 shot/second*2 high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Available in silver

Other Features of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

  • 10.1 million effective pixels, 3X optical zoom
  • BEST SHOT function with high-sensitivity shooting mode, up to a maximum of ISO 6400
  • 2.6-inch Bright widescreen LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 at the center of the screen)
  • Maximum 7 shot/second*2 high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged
  • Choice of four body colors: gray, black, blue, pink

*1. The face detection feature includes a face detection technology provided by OKI's face image processing engine, FSE (Face Sensing Engine). *2. Number of shots can vary depending on the memory card used.

SPECIFICATIONS

EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8
EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080
Effective Pixels
8.1 million
10.1 million
Imaging Element
1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
1/1.75-inch square pixel color CCD
Total Pixels
8.29 million
10.3 million
Image File Format
Still Images
JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies
H.264/AVC, MOV format
Audio
WAV (monaural)
Memory
Built-in Flash Memory
Image area: 11.8MB
Image area: 11.4MB
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Image Size (pixels)
Still Images
3264×2448, 3264×2176 (3:2), 2816×2112, 2304×1728, 1600×1200, 640×480
3648x2736, 3648x2432 (3:2), 3648x2048 (16:9), 2560×1920, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies
848×480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640×480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Data Size
(when set at maximum image size)
Still Images
Built-in Flash Memory
Approx. 2 shots (Fine) / 4 shots (Normal) / 7 shots (Economy)
Approx. 1 shots (Fine) / 3 shots (Normal) / 5 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*1
Approx. 210 shots (Fine) / 393 shots (Normal) / 579 shots (Economy)
Approx. 151 shots (Fine) / 286 shots (Normal) / 426 shots (Economy)
Movies
Recording Time
Maximum Recording Capacity per File: 4GB*2
Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 minutes
Built-in Flash Memory
Approx. 13 seconds
Approx. 13 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB*1
Approx. 18 minutes 27 seconds
Approx. 18 minutes 55 seconds
Operating Speed
Power on to First Shot*3
Approx. 0.8 seconds
Approx. 1.0 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag*3
Approx. 0.008 second
Approx. 0.006 second
Image Playback
Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time*3*4
Approx. 1.5 seconds
Continuous Shutter*4
Approx. 1.0-second intervals
Approx. 1.1-second intervals
High-speed Continuous Shutter*5
Maximum is 4 frames per second
Maximum is 7 frames per second
Rapid Flash
Maximum is 3 frames per second
Lens
Construction
12 lenses in 9 groups, including aspherical lens
7 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Maximum Aperture
F3.4 to 5.3
F2.8 to 5.1
Focal Distance
f=6.3 to 44.1mm
f=7.9 to 23.7mm
35mm film equivalent
Approx. 38 to 226mm
Approx. 38 to 114mm
Zoom
Optical Zoom
7X
3X
Digital Zoom
4X (28X in combination with optical zoom)
4X (12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes
Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
Auto Focus (still image only), Macro Mode, Pan Focus (movie mode), Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area
Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp
Included
Focus Range
Auto Focus
Approx. 15.75" *6 to ∞
Macro
Approx. 3.94" to 19.69*6
Infinity Mode
Manual Focus
Approx. 3.94"*6 to ∞
Exposure Control
Metering
Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Program AE
Exposure Compensation
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter*7
CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Program AE
1/2 to 1/800 second
1/2 to 1/1000 second
Aperture Priority AE
1 to 1/800 second
Not Included
Shutter Speed Priority AE
60 to 1/800 second
Not Included
Manual Exposure
60 to 1/800 second
Not Included
Night Scene (BEST SHOT)
4 to 1/800 second
4 to 1/1000 second
Aperture*8
 
F3.4/F4.6/F9.2*9, auto switching
F2.8 to F8.0*10, auto switching
Aperture Priority AE/Manual Exposure
F3.4/F4.6/F9.2*9
Not included
White Balance
Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*11
Still Images
Auto*12, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
Auto*13, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies
Auto
Other Recording Functions
Still Images with Audio
Audio Recording: maximum around 30 seconds
BEST SHOT
34 scenes
41 scenes
Movie BEST SHOT
11 scenes
 
Voice Recording
Included
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range
Approx. .33 to 8.54 ft. (W), approx. 3.28 to 5.58 ft.(T)
Approx. .33 to 10.83 ft. (W), approx. 1.64 to 5.90 ft. (T)
Rapid Flash
Approx. 1.31 to 7.22 ft. (W), approx. 3.28 to 4.95 ft. (T)
Approx.1.31 to 6.56 ft. (W), approx. 1.64 to 3.61 ft. (T)
Monitor Screen
2.5-inch TFT color LCD,
230,400 pixels (960×240)
2.6-inch TFT color LCD (14:9),
114,960 pixels (479×240)
Timekeeping Functions
Date and Time
Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function
Included
Auto Calendar
To 2049
World Time
162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals
USB cradle connector
USB/AV connector
USB
USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone
Stereo
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-50) x 1
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Battery Life
Number of Shots*14
Approx. 240 still images (CIPA Standards)
Approx. 370 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous Playback
Approx 6 hr. (still images)
Approx 9 hr. 50 min. (still images)
Continuous Recording
Approx 8 hr. (voice recording)
Approx 12 hr. (voice recording)
Dimensions (excluding projections)
3.76" (W) x 2.35" (H) x 1.00 (D)
3.59" (W) x 2.25" (H) x .95" (D)
Thinnest Part: .82"
Thinnest Part: .81 "
Weight (excluding battery and accessories)
Approx. 5.26 oz
Approx. 4.41 oz
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

 

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card. *2. Within limits of memory and battery life. * 3 With built-in flash off. *4. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality. *5. Image is fixed at 1600x1200 pixels and normal image quality. *6. Range is affected by optical zoom. *7. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene. *8. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. *9. F9.2 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *10. F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *11. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index. *12. When using BEST SHOT "High Sensitivity" function, maximum is ISO 1600. *13. When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT "Anti Shake" function, maximum is ISO 1600. When using BEST SHOT "High Sensitivity" function, maximum is ISO 6400. *14. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.

About Casio
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", visit OKI's website at
http://www.face-sensing-engine.com. YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Casio America, 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 equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, 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.

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