Casio Inc. on Tuesday unveiled two new point-and-shoot
Exilim digital cameras: the EX-Z750 and the EX-Z75. The 7.2 and 5-megapixel cameras are expected to hit store shelves in April with suggested retail prices of US$449.99 and $399.99 respectively.
The EX-Z750 features a 3x optical zoom lens and 2.5-inch LCD display. In addition to recording up to 7.2 megapixel still pictures, the new camera records movies as well, using MPEG-4. It can record 640×480-pixel movies at up to 30 frames per second.
The EX-Z750 also sports a 0.9-second startup, continuous shooting mode, aperture and shutter priority, “Best Shot” mode, and simple video editing built-in. Batteries last for about 325 shots per charge. The camera connects to a Mac or PC using USB 2.0, and A/V outputs in the camera’s included cradle allow it to be connected to a TV or video monitor. It’s compatible with PictBridge and USB Direct-Print-compatible printers. The camera features 8.3MB of built-in flash memory and also writes to SD and MMC flash memory cards.
The EX-Z75 is only a 5-megapixel camera but it sports a bigger display — 2.7 inches — and a 3x zoom lens. Its batteries last even longer — 400 shots per charge, according to Casio. Other features include Auto Pan Focus mode, 1.6-second startup, Business Shot function, which adjusts photos taken at an angle to appear as though they were taken from straight ahead — good for whiteboards and business cards, according to Casio — 7-point multi-auto focus, the ability to automatically generate HTML photo albums, and more. The EX-Z75 features 9.3MB of internal flash memory and writes to SD and MMC memory cards.
Casio’s Exilim Web site was not updated with news about the new cameras when MacCentral posted this article, but
a press release was available.