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29.08.2007 – 18:10

CASIO Europe GmbH

Casio Introduces Two Stylish EXILIM(R) Digital Cameras with YouTube[TM] Capture Mode

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One with a 7x optical zoom and 8.1 megapixels,
the other with high ISO 6400 sensitivity and 10.1 megapixels
Casio Europe GmbH 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 other models in the 
EXILIM Hi-Zoom series, and 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 shape slim and 
compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and features a 7x 
optical inner 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 printed large. 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 Casio's YouTube[TM] Capture Mode, which 
enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality 
and other settings for YouTube[TM], the world's most popular online 
site for sharing videos. Casio has also included an exclusive 
software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies 
to You Tube[TM]. This makes it easier than ever for people to enjoy 
"snapshot movies" of everyday fun, trips, and other occasions.
Main Features of EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 & EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080
High-quality movies using the H.264 standard:
- YouTube[TM] Capture Mode allows users to shoot movies at the 
     optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to 
     YouTube[TM].
   - Comes with unique "YouTube[TM] Uploader for CASIO" software that
     enables users to upload movies to YouTubeTM 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)
   - Choice of two body colors: silver and black
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 five body colors: gray, black, blue, pink and gold
(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.
Press contact:
Further information and pictures also under www.exilim.com or 
www.casio-europe.com

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