PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2004
Fiery photo technology for hot winter nights:
The new EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star"
Norderstedt, October 2004 - The days are getting shorter and the dark season is setting in. The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" Special Edition with its loud colour shade and lots of power gets everyone out of hibernation. The little one is power-packed! In its shiny metallic red it records the big party celebration in no time at all.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" is not only a hot candidate for fantastic pictures when it comes to design; the lifestyle camera is also a shining example for photo fun as regards the subject of technology. 5.0 Megapixel and 3x optical zoom provide outstanding sharpness, and it's easy to watch for the right moment with the DIRECT ON function. The shiny red one is ready for all kinds of snapshots in around 1.6 seconds1). With a shutter release time lag of around 0.01 seconds2), you can take a photo of the good-looking guy next door before he notices. And if the unnoticed approach is successful, even the smallest tattoo can still be shot in large format. Namely, the Auto Macro function automatically switches from Autofocus to the Macro mode and back again as required. In the heat of the night the "Red Star" is a faithful companion: the SUPER LIFE battery gives it power for up to 390 pictures3). One charge of the powerful Lithium-Ion storage battery is enough. For poorly-lit pictures there is the useful Flash Assist function available, which most automatically brightens up pictures that have turned out too dark if need be. And when you've found Mr. Perfect at last, the movie function is activated. It records a film with sound recording without any time limit4). For flaming moments by candlelight, the "Red Star" offers a further highlight: in the BEST SHOT function there are 23 preset motif programs for all kinds of different situations, as well as for the scenario. For easy operation and a technically top-class performance, the Icon Help function explains the symbol of the respective mode that the photo-lover is currently using.

1) LCD and flash switched off
2) After focusing
4) Acc. to CIPA standard
5) Depending on the size of the memory card

The USB docking station charges the camera and controls at the same time the uncomplicated data transmission from the camera to the PC. It is included in the delivery package together with the Lithium-Ion storage battery, extensive software on CD-ROM and carrying strap.

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 "Red Star" is available from the beginning of November.

Specifications EXILIM Zoom EX-Z50 RED STAR
Recording Format: JPEG (Exif, Ver. 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV (mono)
DPOF- und DCF-Complient
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory approx 9.3MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Size
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
SD Memory Card* 64 MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.2 MB 4 26
Normal 1.8 MB 4 32
Economy 1.3 MB 6 44
2560 x 1712
Fine 2.0 MB 4 29
Normal 1.6 MB 5 36
Economy 1.1 MB 7 51
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.6 MB 5 34
Normal 1.2 MB 6 45
Economy 630 KB 13 88
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 8 53
Normal 710 KB 12 79
Economy 370 KB 23 154
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 12 82
Normal 460 KB 19 126
Economy 250 KB 33 221
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 44 294
Normal 140 KB 58 386
Economy 90 KB 94 618

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~9,3 MB)**
E.g. :SD Memory Card*
64 MB
320 x 240 Each movie clip can
be recorded up to
the data amount full in memory
300 KB / Sekunde 30 seconds 3 minutes 20 seconds

Voice recording:
Maximum voice recording Approximate File Size Built-in Memory (~9,3 MB)**
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory. 4 KB / second 39 minutes
Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
**  Some built-in memory is used for storage of system data. Because of this, the amount of built-in memory available to you for storage may be less than the indicated capacity.
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/ 2.5" CCD-Chip (5.25 MP total / 5.0 MP effective)
Image Resolution: Image: 2,560 x 1,920, 2,560 x 1,712 (3:2), 2,048 x 1,536, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 960, 640 x 480, single image
Movie with sound: 320 x 240, 15fps
Lens: F2.6-4.8, f = 5.8 - 17.4 mm (equivalent to approx. 35 -105 mm for 35mm cameras), optical 3x zoom, Pentax-Optic (6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens), lens cover
4x digital zoom
Aperture: F2.6 / 4.3, automatic
Focus Range: Normal: 40 cm -
Macro: 6 cm - 50 cm
Focus Mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), auto pan focus, pan focus, macro, auto macro, infinity, focus lock
Light Metering: Multi Pattern
Exposure: Programmed-AE
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Normal 1/8 - 1/2000 sec.
Nightmode 4 - 1/2000 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec. (fix)
Sensitivity: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual switching)
White Balance: Automatic, fix (6 modes), manual switching
Selftimer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple selftimer
Menu Language: German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Portuguese / Japanese
Recording Mode: Single image, BEST SHOT (23 pre-recorded scenes), single image with voice (max. approx. 30 sec./image), sel-ftimer, movie with sound, macro, auto macro, voice recording
Additional Functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function
Audio (mono): Microphone, speaker
Flash System: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red-Eye-Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 - 2.6 m
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2 inch TFT color display (84,960 pixels - 354 x 240)
Optical viewfinder
Playback Functions: Playback zoom (4x), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, 9-image screen, Rotate, Reverse, Calendar Screen, Slideshow (Photo Stand)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time
Others: EPSON USB-DIRECT PRINT, PictBridge, Auto power off, RGB histogram, alarm with image, album feature, favorites folder
Communication: USB
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adater
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery NP-40 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 3 hr. 15 min., approx. up to 390 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 3 hr. 10 min., approx. 970 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 6 hr. 20 min.
Voice recording**** - Approx. 5 hr. 50 min.
Dimensions: 87 x 57 x 22.4 mm (W x H x D, excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 121 g (w/o Lithum-Ion battery and Memory-Card)
Standard Accessories: USB docking station, AC-Adapter for docking station, USB cable, hand strap, rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, CD-ROM
CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 15 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
****  Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. PENTAX is a registered trademark of Pentax Corporation. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.

Specs are subject to change.

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