PRESS RELEASE January 30, 2007
CASIO Introduces Second Model in Line of Stylish 10.1 Megapixel Digital Cameras
Best-in-class 7 shot/second continuous shutter Subject blur reduction and auto-tracking AF utilizing Motion Analysis technology
EX-Z1050 EX-Z1050 black EX-Z1050 blue EX-Z1050 rose
Norderstedt, January 2007 - CASIO Europe GmbH and its parent company CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., announced the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050, the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. Featuring a newly developed, high-performance, image-processing module, CASIO's new EX-Z1050 makes it even easier to enjoy shooting super-high resolution, 10.1-megapixel images.

Last year, CASIO released the revolutionary EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1000, the first digital camera in the world to deliver 10.1 megapixel resolution in a size that fits easily in the palm of the hand. The EX-Z1000 won acclaim for making it simpler than ever to capture images at a remarkably high resolution, and its trend-setting performance created a brand new market.

CASIO developed the new EX-Z1050, as stylish and slim as any EXILIM, to enable an even greater variety of people to enjoy photography at the super high-resolution of 10.1 megapixels. At this amazing level of detail, photos print crystal-clear even in large sizes or when trimmed to show just part of the image. The EX-Z1050 is even smaller than the EX-Z1000, but features CASIO's generous new 2.6-inch Wide and Bright LCD display. The camera's lightweight aluminum construction makes it a breeze to carry and gives it an unforgettable look.

The EX-Z1050 is more than just convenient, stylish and cool: this camera is a truly high-performance device. It is built with the highly sophisticated EXILIM Engine 2.0 - a high-performance, image-processing module that not only improves image quality, but also boosts performance by, for instance, delivering new Motion Analysis technology. This latest model in the EXILIM series also delivers best-in-class* high-speed, continuous shooting at 7 shots per second until memory is full, empowering users to capture every split second of an action-packed scene.

* As of January 30, 2007, for compact digital cameras. Based on a CASIO survey.

Main Features
  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 10.1 million effective pixels and 3X optical zoom.
  • Maximum 7 shots/second high-speed continuous shooting (Limited to 2.0 megapixels and normal image quality. Requires use of a High Speed SD Memory Card.*)
  • EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module featuring new Motion Analysis technology.
    • Blur-reduction technologies
      • Automatically analyzes the velocity and vector of a moving subject and sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
      • Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
      • Movie mode with electronic camera shake compensation function.
    • "Auto Tracking AF" function follows moving subjects, keeping them continuously in focus until the photo is taken.
  • Newly developed 2.6-inch Wide and Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 at center of screen).
  • Control panel that displays shooting information on the right side of the monitor and enables direct camera control.
  • Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.
* The number of shots that can be taken varies depending on the SD Memory Card used.

EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050 Specifications
Effective Pixels: 10.1 million
Imaging Element: 1/1.75-inch square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 10.3 million)
Image File Format: Still images: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: Motion JPEG, AVI format
Audio: WAV (monaural)
Recording Media: Built-in flash memory (image area: 15.4MB), SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Image Size (Pixels): Still images: 3648×2736, 3648×2432 (3:2), 3648×2048 (16:9), 2560×1920, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies: 640×480 (HQ), 512×384 (Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Data Size:
Still images Image Size (Pixels) Image Quality File Size Built-in Flash Memory (15.4MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
3648×2736 Fine
Approx. 6.4MB/3.38MB/2.27MB Approx. 2 shots/4 shots/6 shots Approx. 38 shots/72 shots/107 shots
640 × 480 Fine
Approx. 330 KB/190 KB/140 KB Approx. 47 shots/82 shots/111 shots Approx. 738 shots/1282 shots/1740 shots
Movies Image Size (Pixels) Recording Time File Size Built-in Flash Memory (15.4MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
640×480 (HQ) Maximum Recording Time per File. 10 minutes Approx. 10.2 Megabits per Second (25 frames/second) Approx. 12 seconds Approx. 3 minutes and 15 seconds
512×384 (Normal) Approx. 6.1 Megabits per Second (25 frames/second) Approx. 20 seconds Approx. 5 minutes and 27 seconds
320×240 (LP) Approx. 2.45 Megabits per Second (12.5 frames/second) Approx. 52 seconds Approx. 13 minutes and 34 seconds
When using Panasonic (Matsushita) 256 MB card.
Operating Speed: Power on to first shot: approximately 1.0 second*
Shutter release time lag: approximately 0.006 second*
Image playback: 0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time: approximately 1.5 seconds*/**
Continuous shutter: approximately 1.1-second intervals**
High-speed continuous shutter: maximum is 7 frames per second***
Rapid Flash: approximately 3 frames per second
* With built-in flash off.
** With image size set at 3648x2736 and using normal image quality.
*** Image is fixed at 1600x1200 and using normal image quality.
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.8 to 5.1, f=7.9 to 23.7mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm on a 35mm film camera), 7 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom: 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (image size: 3648x2736 pixels, 12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus (still image only), Macro Mode, Pan Focus (movie recording only), Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot, Multi or Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 40cm*5 to ,
Macro: 10cm to 50cm*,
Infinity Mode: ,
Manual Focus: 10cm*5 to
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD shutter, mechanical shutter,
Still images (Auto): 1/2 to 1/1000 second*
Still images (night scene): 4 to 1/1000 second
* Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
Aperture: F2.8 to F8.0*, auto switching
* Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
White Balance: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity: Still images: Auto*, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800 Movies: Auto
* When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT "High Sensitivity" function, maximum is ISO 1600.
Recording Functions: Still images; still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds); macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, rapid flash, zoom continuous), BEST SHOT, movies with audio, voice recording
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: approx. 0.1 to 3.3m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.8m (T)
Rapid Flash: approx. 0.4 to 2.0m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.1m (T)
Monitor Screen: 2.6-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 114,960 pixels (479×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: recorded with image data; Auto Calendar: To 2049
On-image time stamp function
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB/AV connector, USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Battery Life: Approx. 370 still images* (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx 9 hr. 50 min. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx 2 hr. 50 min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx 12 hr. (voice recording)
* Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting
Dimensions: 91.1 (W) x 57.2 (H) x 24.2 (D) mm (excluding projections, 20.7mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 125g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, Lithium-ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

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

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.
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