announced two new additions to the EXILIM digital camera
lineup that attempt to make it even easier to take good photos. For starters, the
new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450 and EXILIM Zoom EX-Z90 feature Intelligent AF, a new
function that can detect your photographic subject and adjust the focus and
exposure of the image accordingly. This Intelligent AF can detect even
In addition to adding Intelligent AF, Casio has improved its
Dynamic Photo function in both cameras by making it faster and easier to
operate. The Dynamic Photo function lets users cut out images of a moving
subject and combine them with a different still image to create animated
electronic greeting cards and other digital creations using their photos. With
previous iterations of the Dynamic Photo function, users had to take two separate
photos (one with, and one without the subject). Using the latest version of the
Dynamic Photo function, a moving subject can be cropped from a single image,
provided the background is flat and one color. In addition, it’s now possible
to expand or shrink the size of the cut-out subject to suit the background
Both new cameras also offer an HD Movie function that can
record movies at 1280x720 pixels.
EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450
The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450 is a 12.1 megapixel camera with a
wide-angle 28mm, 4x optical zoom lens and a 3-inch LCD with 230,400 dots. Other
features include a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism, Landscape mode for
taking enhanced scenery shots, a Handheld Night Scene mode, and a Makeup mode.
Casio claims the EX-Z450’s battery will last about 550 shots
on a single charge. The EX-Z450 will be available in champagne for an estimated
retail price of $199.99.
EXILIM Zoom EX-Z90
The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z90 is also a 12.1 megapixel camera. This
compact model measures 3.53 x 2.03 x .76 inches (WxHxD) and weighs
approximately 3.59 ounces. You’ll find a 3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm
equivalent) and a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,160 dots on this camera. Other features
include Make-up mode and a Landscape mode. The EX-Z90 will come in pink and black
Look for the EX-Z450 and the EX-Z90 in early October.