Don't worry, you're not going through another episode of déjà vu if Casio
's Card EX-S200 and Zoom EX-Z800 sound eerily familiar. These are the same two additions to the EXILIM family of digital cameras Casio launched in Tokyo last month, and now they're both headed for the U.S. market.
Both compact cameras come with a Single Frame SR Zoom that extends the 4X optical zoom range to 6X purportedly without any discernible loss of picture quality. They also share the same 14.1MP sensor as well as a host of other specs, and where they differ from each other is primarily in size. According to Casio, the EX-S200 is a card-sized camera that measures a scant 0.6-inches at its thinnest part, while the EX-Z800 is slightly larger but still small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
"We are very proud of the continuous advancements that are made in our EXILIM digital camera line," said Toshi Iguchi, Senior General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Casio America, Inc. "Their slim and stylish features are a wonderful complement to the beautiful photos they produce."
The S200 is available now for $180 and comes in five different colors, including silver, orange, blue, black, and pink. The Z800 sells for $150 and ships in six different colors, including black, silver, pink, red, yellow, and blue.