June 02, 2008

CASIO EXILIM Pro EX-F1 wins DIWA Innovation Award
High-speed digital camera impresses with its innovative technology

DIWA Award

Norderstedt, June 2008 - With the EXILIM Pro EX-F1, CASIO not only breaks speed records, but also sweeps the board when it comes to awards: The camera has now been honoured with the coveted DIWA Innovation Award from the Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA). The DIWA thus recognises CASIO's outstanding achievement in bringing onto the market for the first time a high-speed camera which is not only targeted at professional photographers.

"We are proud to have developed a camera whose innovative technology impresses professional photographers, enthuses amateurs and offers an outstanding price-performance ratio. Receiving the DIWA Innovation Award is a particular honour and an incentive for us to continue developing trend-setting technologies for digital imaging," says Hiroshi Nakamura, Managing Director of CASIO Europe GmbH.

The newly developed technology of the EX-F1 allows up to 60 photos a second (fps) for still images at full resolution. Thanks to an innovative high-speed CMOS sensor and high-speed LSI processor, this high-speed camera is able to record full high definition (full HD) videos as well as shoot high-speed movies for slow motion playback at up to 1,200 fps. Until now, such frame speeds were mainly used in professional photography and scientific research. With the launch of the EX-F1, CASIO can now also offer professional technology to amateur photographers.

The DIWA is an international network of independent digital imaging websites, amongst them the German online magazine DIWA members are experts in digital photography, who test and evaluate different features in a camera model according to over 200 criteria. The internationally recognised DIWA Award is given in the camera, design and innovation categories for digital cameras, photo printers, scanners, software and accessories.

* Maximum recording time in HD / full HD quality: 29 minutes per movie.

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Important facts about CASIO:
CASIO is one of the leading international manufacturers of electronic consumer goods. True to its guiding principle of "creativity and contribution", since it was founded in 1957 the company has dedicated itself to the development of products which are distinguished by having the latest technology and innovative design language. Today, the broad range of CASIO products includes watches, digital cameras, mobile telephones, electronic dictionaries, computers, musical instruments, system equipment and electronic components such as LC displays. There are more than 13,000 employees working for CASIO Computer Co. Ltd. throughout the world. Over 100 million products are supplied a year and in the fiscal year April 2007 to March 2008 alone, the company achieved a net turnover of 623 billion yen (approx. 5.95 billion US dollars). Further information about CASIO products and our latest innovations can be found on the internet on
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