PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2005
Super compact multi-talent:
Brilliant Photos and Movies with the new EXILIM Pro EX-P505
Norderstedt, January 2005 - The new EXILIM Digital Camera EX-P505 is a high-quality photo and movie camera in one. The new movable 2-inch TFT colour display enables photos from all different kinds of angles. The swivel display is available to the fastidious photographer when he is taking photographs as well as filming and allows the comfortable viewing of photos and movies. 5.0 megapixels, 5x optical zoom as well as state-of-the-art technology for brilliant pictures and fantastic films are concealed in the black body of the EX-P505. The powerful EXILIM Engine and SUPER LIFE battery provide staying power in every recording mode.

In the photo mode the high-performance camera is ready for use quickly*, captivates through a short shutter release time lag of around 0.01 second** and fast Playback function. Beside the automatic mode it offers the CASIO typical BEST SHOT scenes and aperture, shutter priority and manual settings for creative photo experiments. With the Super Macro function every detail, no matter how small, is shown to its fullest advantage, as it enables photos and movies to be shot from a distance of around 1 cm. A highly efficient Auto Pop-Up Flash provides sufficient exposure of the respective scenery. The EX Key permits simple access to the basic settings and the EX Finder visualises the current camera settings - that way the ambitious photographer always retains the overview.

The fast multi-talent records movies in MPEG-4 format, VGA, in stereo sound. The so-called movie BEST SHOT functions, similar to the well-known scenarios such as portrait or landscape settings in the photo mode, are new. The Past Movie function is also selected at the practical mode regulator and continuously records everything the director finds in front of his lens. After pressing the shutter release it also stores the last 5 seconds before the start of the recording. Every important moment becomes a film highlight. In the Short Movie function short films of up to 8 seconds in length can be shot. The start of the recording is freely selectable here and the person filming is responsible for whether the film is to be shot before, with or after the shutter release has been pressed. If you'd like to print out a single picture as a photo, you can do this in the Motion Print function. It releases a single picture form the film or brings the selected photo with eight other randomly selected pictures together into a collage. Both motif-selection possibilities can be comfortably printed out thanks to diverse connection possibilities: the black compact camera supports the PictBridge and USB Direct Print Standard. Furthermore, photos and films can be directly transferred via USB2.0 to the PC and via AV outlet directly to the television. The camera comes complete with the required USB cables, AV cable, lithium storage battery with charger and extensive software on CD-ROM.

The EXILIM Pro EX-P505 is available from retailers from March 2005.

* 0.8 second, flash off, built-in memory
** after focussing, flash off

Additional information also under or

Should you have any further questions, please contact:
Bönig & Company GmbH - Brand Communications
Meike Schuster
Tel.: +49 (0)40/423240 - 69, Fax: +49 (0)40/423240 - 41
EXILIM Pro EX-P505 technical data
File Record Format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI file format, MPEG-4
Audio: WAV
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (approx. 7.5MB recordable area), SD memory card/Multi Media card
Image Size
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (~ 7,5MB) SD Memory Card* 256MB
2560 x 1920 Fine 2.1 MB 3 116
Normal 1.7 MB 3 131
Economy 1.3 MB 5 178
2560 x 1712
Fine 2.0 MB 3 118
Normal 1.6 MB 4 146
Economy 1.1 MB 6 207
2048 x 1536 Fine 1.64 MB 4 143
Normal 1.23 MB 5 184
Economy 630 KB 10 356
1600 x 1200 Fine 1.05 MB 6 215
Normal 710 KB 9 319
Economy 370 KB 18 623
1280 x 960 Fine 680 KB 10 332
Normal 460 KB 15 509
Economy 250 KB 28 924
640 x 480 Fine 190 KB 36 1188
Normal 140 KB 47 1559
Economy 90 KB 75 2495
Image Size
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames/ sec. Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (~ 7.5MB) SD Memory Card* 256MB
640 x 480
Each movie clip can be recorded up to the data amount full in memory 4.2Mbit/sec. 30 max. 14 sec. max. 8 min. 10 sec.
640 x 480
2.2Mbit/sec. 30 max. 28 sec. max. 15 min. 34 sec.
320 x 240
790KB/sec. 15 max. 77 sec. max. 42 min. 46 sec.
* Panasonic 256MB SD Card
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording Element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD (5.25 million total pixels; 5.0million effective pixels)
Recorded Image Sizes: Snapshots: 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 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480 (HQ/NORMAL); 320 x 240 (LP)
Lens: F3.3 (W) to 3.6 (T); f=6.3 to 31.5mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 190 mm when converted to 35mm film); 10 lenses in 8 groups, with aspherical lens; lens cap
Zoom: 5x optical zoom; 8x digital zoom (40x total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focusing: Contrast type AF
Focus mode: Autofocus, Macro, Pan focus (only movie), Infinite, manual focus, Focus lock
AF area: Spot/ Multi/ Free
Focus Range: Normal: 40cm to
Movie: 10cm to
Macro: 1cm to 50cm
Manual: 1cm to (at wide angle)
Metering: Multi-pattern
Control: Programmed AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter speed priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic / mechanical shutter
Shutter speed: Normal / Aperture priority AE: 1/8 to 1/2000 sec.
Shutter speed priority AE / manual exposure: 60 to 1/2000 sec.
Aperture: F 3.3/3.7/4.4/5.2/6.2/7.4
ISO settings: Single image: ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400, automatic / manual switching
Movie: Auto (ISO 100 to ISO 1600 equivalent)
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (7 modes); Manual
Recording modes: Snapshot, BEST SHOT, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual exposure, Movie, Movie BEST SHOT, Short movie, Past movie
Recording Functions: Single image recording, Self-timer recording, Movie recording with audio, BEST SHOT (22 pre-recorded scenes); Movie BEST SHOT (5 pre-recorded scenes), Macro, Audio snapshot (up to 30 seconds, monaural)
Microphone / Speaker: Microphone: Built-in stereo
Speaker: Built-in monaural
Playback: Stereo (with CASIO AV cable)
Additional functions: Flash Assist function, Icon Help function, Manual Assist function
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 to 3 meters (ISO Settings: "Auto")
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor Screen: 2.0 inch swivelling TFT color display; 84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Playback: Playback, Enlarge (8x), Resize, Trimming, Movie Playback, Movie Edit, 9-picture display, Rotate, MOTION PRINT, Slide show
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; summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB 2.0 High-Speed; External power (DC IN); USB/AV connection (NTSC/PAL); microphone / speaker
Power Requirements: Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (NP-40) / AC-Adapter (AD-C40)
Battery Life: Normal Recording* - Approx. 110 min., up to approx. 220 shots (CIPA)
Continuous Recording** - Approx. 110 min., up to approx. 550 shots
Continuous Playback*** - Approx. 200 min.
Continuous Movie Recording**** - Approx. 120 min.
Dimensions: 98.5(W) x 55.5(H) x 73.5(D) mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approximately 215g (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (NP-40), Rapid charger unit (BC-30L), USB Cable, Strap, CD-Rom, AV cable, Lens cap, Cap holder
Optional Accessories: Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (NP-40), Rapid charger unit (BC-30L), AC-Adapter (AD-C40)
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

CIPA Standard
**  Continuous Recording Conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 12 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom.
***  Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds.
****  Continuous Movie Recording without zoom.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice
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