updated 10:30 am EDT, Tue August 8, 2006
3 New Casio Exilim Cameras
Anyone who's interested in ultra-slim cameras probably knows Casio's Exilim series: the Exilim helped make it cool to keep a camera in your pocket "just in case." The camera maker today launched a full assault on the market with three new models in the line. All three have 7.2-megapixel sensors and feature anti-shake compensation as well as a special eBay Mode - presumably a preset for small but sharp pictures. The entry-level model is the EX-Z70, which gives users a 2.5" LCD and an Easy Mode (automatic settings) for $250. The EX-Z700 at $300 steps it up a notch with a 2.7" LCD, auto-framing to keep moving subjects the center of the photo, and a layout mode that lets you mix photos together that share the same background. Lastly, the $380 ultimate EX-S770 model (pictured) gives you a still-larger 2.8" LCD, the ability to shoot wide-aspect MPEG-4 video clips, and lets you convert text and other documents to JPEG in case you want to see them away from home. All three models are expected to arrive here in September. See a photo of the S770's back (including the document conversion feature) after the jump.