July 11, 2007

CASIO Introduces Two Stylish New EXILIM® Digital Cameras
with "YouTube Capture Mode"

Plus Next-Generation H.264 High-compression, High-quality Movie Technology

EX-S880 EX-Z77
EX-S880 EX-Z77

Norderstedt, July 11th, 2007 - CASIO Europe GmbH and its parent company, CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of two new digital cameras with the cutting-edge EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module. The 8.1 megapixel EXILIM Card EX-S880 and the 7.2 megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z77 add enhanced movie functionality to CASIO's stylish series of EXILIM digital cameras.

The EX-S880 is the latest addition to the popular EXILIM Card series, known for its sophisticated design in a thin card size. The EX-Z77 joins CASIO's successful EXILIM Zoom series, whose excellent balance of superior functionality and stylish, compact look characterize the EXILIM brand.

Both new models come with a high-quality movie function that makes the most of next-generation H.264 compression technology. They also feature CASIO's new "YouTube Capture Mode", which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTubeTM, the world's most popular online site for sharing videos. CASIO has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to YouTubeTM.

The new cameras also feature a blur reduction function that uses motion analysis technology, an auto-tracking AF system, and face detection technology. The combination of face detection technology and the auto-tracking AF system ensures that, once the focus locks on to a person's face, it will stay sharp and maintain the right exposure, even if the person moves. CASIO has made it much easier to capture beautiful portraits.

Main Features of EXILIM Card EX-S880 & EXILIM Zoom EX-Z77
  • High-quality movies using the H.264 standard
    • "YouTube Capture Mode" allows users to shoot movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to YouTubeTM.
    • Comes with unique "YouTube Uploader for CASIO" software that enables users to upload movies to YouTubeTM in as few as two steps.
  • The combination of face detection*1 technology and the auto-tracking AF system using motion analysis technology maintains both sharp focus and correct exposure for a human face.
  • Blur reduction technologies driven by the EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module
    • Based on motion analysis technology, 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 image stabilization function.
Other Features of the EXILIM Card EX-S880
  • 8.1 million effective pixels, 3X optical zoom
  • Wide viewing angle, 2.8-inch Bright widescreen LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m2 at the center of the screen)
  • Maximum 4 shot/second** high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Data Storage function enables users to carry data transferred to the camera from a computer
  • Choice of three body colors: silver, black and red.
Other Features of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z77
  • 7.2 million effective pixels, 3X optical zoom.
  • 2.6-inch widescreen LCD display
  • Easy Mode, which displays simple shooting menus on the right side of the monitor.
  • Maximum 5 shot/second** high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Choice of five body colors: silver, black, red, blue and pink.
* The face detection feature includes a face detection technology provided by OKI's face image processing engine, FSE (Face Sensing Engine).
** Number of shots can vary depending on the memory card used.

Data Size EXILIM Card EXILIM Zoom
EX-S880 EX-Z77
Effective Pixels: 8.1 million 7.2 million
Imaging Element: 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
Total Pixels 8.29 million 7.38 million
Image File Format: Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies H.264/AVC, MOV format
Audio WAV (monaural)
Memory: Built-in Flash Memory Image area: 10.8MB Image area: 11.4MB
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Image Size (pixels): Still Images 3264×2448, 3264×2176 (3:2), 3264×1840 (16:9), 2816×2112, 2304×1728, 1600×1200, 640×480 3072×2304, 3072×2048 (3:2), 3072×1728 (16:9), 2560×1920, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies 848×480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640×480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Data Size (when set at maximum image size): Still Images Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 2 shots (Fine) / 4 shots (Normal) / 6 shots (Economy) Approx. 2 shots (Fine) / 4 shots (Normal) / 7 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB* Approx. 210 shots (Fine) / 393 shots (Normal) / 579 shots (Economy) Approx. 224 shots (Fine) / 418 shots (Normal) / 616 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 minutes
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 10 seconds Approx. 13 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB* Approx. 18 minutes 53 seconds Approx. 18 minutes 55 seconds
Operating Speed Power on to First Shot** Approx. 1.0 seconds Approx. 1.4 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag** Approx. 0.008 second Approx. 0.004 second
Image Playback Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time**/*** Approx. 1.6 seconds Approx. 1.3 seconds
Continuous Shutter*** Approx. 1.0-second intervals Approx. 0.7-second intervals
High-speed Continuous Shutter**** Maximum is 4 frames per second Maximum is 5 frames per second
Rapid Flash Maximum is 3 frames per second Maximum is 3 frames per second
Lens Construction 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Maximum Aperture F2.7 to 5.2 F3.1 to 5.9
Focal Distance   f=6.2 to 18.6mm f=6.3 to 18.9mm
35mm film equivalent Approx. 38 to 114mm
Zoom Optical Zoom 3X
Digital Zoom 4X (12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing   Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Included Not included
Focus Range Auto Focus Approx. 40cm***** to ∞
Macro Approx. 15cm to 50cm***** Approx. 10cm to 50cm*****
Infinity Mode
Manual Focus Approx. 15cm***** to ∞ Approx. 10cm***** to ∞
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
Program AE 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture******* F2.7/F8.0********, auto switching F3.1/F4.4, auto switching
White Balance Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)********* Still Images Auto**********, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800 Auto**********, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions Still Images with Audio Audio Recording: maximum around 30 seconds
BEST SHOT 39 scenes 41 scenes
Voice Recording yes
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Off, On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range   Approx. 0.15 to 3.9m (W), approx. 0.4 to 2.0m (T) Approx. 0.1 to 3.5m (W), approx. 0.6 to 1.9m (T)
Rapid Flash Approx. 0.4 to 1.7m (W), approx. 0.4 to 0.9m (T) Approx. 0.4 to 1.7m (W), approx. 0.6 to 0.9m (T)
Monitor Screen 2.8-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 230,400 pixels (960×240) 2.6-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 114,960 pixels (479×240)
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Included
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals   USB cradle connector USB/AV connector
USB USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20) x 1
Battery Life Number of Shots*********** Approx. 220 still images (CIPA Standards) Approx. 190 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous Playback Approx 4 hr. (still images) Approx 3 hr. 10 min. (still images)
Continuous Recording Approx 5 hr. 10 min. (voice recording) Approx 3 hr. 10 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions (excluding projections) 94.5 (W) x 60.4 (H) x 17.3 (D) mm
Thinnest Part: 13.7 mm
95.0 (W) x 59.0 (H) x 19.8 (D) mm
Thinnest Part: 16.2 mm
Weight (excluding battery and accessories) Approx. 128 g Approx. 118 g
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM
When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
**  With built-in flash off.
***  When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
****  Image is fixed at 1600x1200 pixels and normal image quality.
*****  Range is affected by optical zoom.
******  Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
*******  Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
********  F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
*********  SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
**********  When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT "High Sensitivity" function, maximum is ISO 1600.
***********  Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. "FSE" is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about "FSE", visit OKI's website at YouTube is a registered trademark of YouTube, LLC. 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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