Casio’s Latest Cameras Detect Subjects Using Intelligent AF

Casio 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 non-human subjects.

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 image.

Both new cameras also offer an HD Movie function that can record movies at 1280x720 pixels.


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.


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 for $149.99.

Look for the EX-Z450 and the EX-Z90 in early October.