Casio on Tuesday
introduced two new Exilim digital cameras — the EX-V8 and the EX-Z1080. Both models are expected to hit stores in September. The EX-V8 will cost $329.99 and the EX-Z1080 for $279.99.
The EX-V8 features an 8.1 megapixel sensor and 7x optical zoom, CCD-shift image stabilization technology, 2.5-inch LCD display and 4 shot-per-second continuous shutter release. It’s available in silver.
The EX-Z1080 touts a 10.1 megapixel sensor and 3X optical zoom, and features a high-sensitivity shooting mode with a maximum of ISO 6400. The system uses a 2.6-inch LCD display and 7 shot-per-second continuous shutter release. A “Super Life Battery” lasts up to 370 shots per charge, and the camera comes in four colors — gray, black, blue and pink.
Both cameras share some common features, such as the ability to record H.264 movies. The cameras also feature “YouTube Shooting Mode,” which records movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to YouTube. They utilize face detection auto focus technology and an auto-tracking autofocus mechanism that employs motion analysis. The new Exilim Engine 2.0 image processing module can reduce blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, as well.
Both cameras come bundled with lithium ion rechargeable batteries, USB cradles, USB cable, AV cable, AC adapter, AC power cord, strap and CD-ROM. They use USB 2.0 to connect to a host Mac or PC.