Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co. Ltd., announced today the introduction of the new compact camera EXILIM ® EX-ZR300. The new flagship model in the EXILIM series, the EX-ZR300, with a 24mm wide angle lens, 12.5 equipped optical zoom and a host of shooting functions and Rapid shutter. Sun Photograph easily becomes a pleasure.
The Casio High Speed EXILIM cameras are equipped with the EXILIM Engine HS with dual CPU and two image processors. The Rapid shutter function enables thanks to Casio’s unique high-speed continuous-release technology with no breaks. The popular cameras are characterized by their ease of use and its additional features and set new standards for compact cameras.
The new EX-ZR300 digital camera has the fastest-Rapid shutter performance of all feature high-speed EXILIM cameras. The camera is just 0.95 seconds * 1 ready to record with a 0.12-second high-speed autofocus * 2 and can shoot with an interval of only 0.26 seconds between photos. * 3 The EX-ZR300 is not only powerful, it also combines ease of use with a long battery life: With a single battery charge is approximately 500 pictures possible * 4. She is Eye-Fi ™ / FlashAir equipped ™ support, allowing them to be wirelessly connected to your computer or smartphone. The user experience is evident from the first moment – that makes photography more fun than ever before!
* 1, 2, 3 values were determined using Casio’s own measurement methods.
* 4 In accordance with the guidelines of the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
As the new flagship of the Exilim EX family provides numerous ZR300 recording functions. Premium Auto Pro automatically combines photos to the shooting conditions were photographed in accordance with the high-speed continuous shooting. Thus, the image quality can be improved significantly – even in difficult situations such as backlight, night or telephoto shots. HS Nachtaufnahme combined also photos that were taken with the high-speed continuous shooting, and creates illuminated as good photos of subjects that appear to the naked eye too dark – with a light sensitivity, which can be up to conform to ISO 12800, and without flash.
Art Shot offers seven different effects to create artistic photos, such as the miniature or toy camera effect.
The essential functions of the EX-ZR300
EXILIM ENGINE HS with high-speed recording speed and high-speed image processing
The EXILIM ENGINE HS in the EX-ZR300 provides lightning-fast shooting and image processing. In addition to the dual CPU that allows two image processors, the camera is equipped with a reconfigurable processor, which allows on the basis of Casio’s newest technologies and high performance features and high-speed image processing. By making a switch from just 0.95 seconds *, an interval of only 0.26 seconds between photos, a 0.12-second high-speed autofocus and a delay of only 0.2 seconds before the video recording *, the EX-ZR300 it is quite easy, just start recording. The high-speed continuous shooting allows advanced features such as HDR kind of artistic images and HS night shot to make, even in low light conditions without flash bright images.
Premium AUTO PRO – good images at your fingertips
Premium AUTO PRO subject to be photographed automatically selects the best settings and processes the image. It combines images of high-speed burst shooting according to shooting conditions to produce brilliant photos. Thanks to the automatic activation of features such as HDR technology for high-contrast images, high-speed night scene, night shots and high-speed image stabilizer for expressive telephoto shots, the photographer can make it very easy to challenging photos. For videos, there is the Premium Auto Movie function that automatically analyzes the scene to make the optimal settings. They recognize people, landscapes, night scenes, macro subjects, blue skies and foliage.
HS Night Scene – for photos in low light conditions
High Speed (HS) night scene combined with the high-speed continuous shooting pictures of subjects that are in reality too dark to take good pictures, and all without flash. The combination of continuous shooting and noise reduction can be taken from ISO 12800 HS night shot photos up to one equivalent.
Art Shot easily do with artistic images
Art Shot delivers seven different effects that you can create stunning art photos, including the toy camera and the miniature effect, soft focus, a slight tint, pop art, sepia and black and white. The user can edit the size and color select effects and thus create artistic images that look like from a professional.
HDR technology for realistic image reproduction without under-and overexposure
The HDR technology from Casio makes each time you press the shutter several shots with different exposures and adds them together at once for a photo with high contrast. This reduces over-and underexposed areas in the image and creates photographs that capture the entire tonal gradation a scene realistically.
HDR style creates artistic photos
Casio’s HDR-type function in the EX-ZR300 created by the combination of continuous shots at different exposures, as well as an extremely accurate image analysis and partial change of contrast and saturation values, artistic photos. The user can choose among art effects of three different processing levels. A working level of the function can also be used for movies.
Background blur function for impressive pictures of an SLR
Casio uses its high-speed image-processing technology for a new type of image background, with a slight blur effect is achieved, highlighting the theme – as with an SLR. The user can choose from three different processing levels of the effect.
Wide-shot function – capture images in their full breadth
The EX-ZR300 uses images that were shot with a high-speed continuous shooting mode, while the user has rotated the camera, together impressive panoramic photos. The user can choose from the wide-angle settings of 14 mm and 18 mm (corresponding to small picture).
Discover new perspectives with the panorama function
The slide panorama function makes it very easy to make 360-degree shots when you pan the camera just about the subject. Even vertical panoramic images up to 180 ° are possible.
Casio’s Multi Frame SR Zoom – outstanding image quality with excellent sharpness up to 25x zoom
The 24mm wide angle lens with 12.5 optical zoom offers by Casio’s Multi Frame SR Zoom, which combines multiple exposures for high-resolution images, a zoom power 25x optical zoom like a.
Select the mode dial to quickly correct shooting mode
The mode dial makes it possible to choose from ten shooting modes, including design and premium modes AUTO PRO, Multi-frame SR zoom and HDR.
Full HD Video Recording
The EX-ZR300 takes on full-HD video with 12.5 optical zoom and stereo sound.
The EXILIM EX-ZR300 is from the end of August 2012 in the colors white, black, gold and red for a suggested retail price of 279, – € commercially available.