updated 08:20 am EDT, Mon May 21, 2007
Casio Exilim Z1200
Casio today launched a new range-topping model for its Exilim Zoom series. As suggested by its name, the Exilim Z1200 is the company's sharpest compact camera with a new 12.1-megapixel sensor that captures up to 4000x3000 images with a 3X optical zoom lens. The same sensor also includes an auto-ISO Best Shot mode that can raise sensitivity for fast-moving subjects. The compact camera also comes with sensor-shift image stabilization to correct shaking and face detection to help create portraits.
The Z1250 also has a strong movie mode, according to Casio: its movie mode can record both in QuickTime's MOV format as well as the high-efficiency H.264 standard; this allows resolutions anywhere from 320x240 to a widescreen 848x480, including in ultra-high quality modes not often seen with other cameras.
Pricing and availability for the new Exilim hasn't yet been announced by the company. The Z1200 is targeted for a worldwide launch and should ship soon for North America as well as Europe and Japan.