Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Casio intros Exilim cams with "makeup" mode

updated 08:00 am EDT, Wed August 20, 2008

Casio Exilim Z300 Z250 Z85

Casio today began its prelude to the Photokina show with three new Exilim cameras for the US and elsewhere, two of which introduce a new automatic image tuning feature. The Zoom series tops out with the 10.1-megapixel EX-Z300 and the 9.1-megapixel EX-Z250, both of which include a new Makeup feature: the optional setting can dynamically improve the look of faces in portrait shots by either eliminating blemishes or reducing the impact of long shadows. They can also automatically correct overly dark faces or stitch together three shots to simulate a long exposure time.

The two compact cameras tout sensor-shift image stabilization as well as 720p video capture to H.264, rendering them friendly both to iMovie and other editing tools aware of the format as well as uploads to YouTube. A wide-angle, 28-112mm equivalent lens with 4X zoom also helps preserve wider or close-up subjects. Both the Z300 and Z250 will ship in October and will sell in a mix of colors for $300 and $250 respectively.

An entry Zoom model, the EX-Z85, keeps the 9.1 megapixels of the Z250 but switches to a traditional 3X zoom lens and shoots standard-definition 4:3 ratio video. In return, it adds features skewed towards beginners with an auto shutter mode that can either wait for a smile or until the shot is stable relative to its ISO settings. An Easy Mode can also reduce the settings to just the choice of flash, resolution and timer for those daunted by full access.

Scaling the features back lets Casio reduce the price of the Z85 to $180 when it ships in October.

EX-Z300



EX-Z250



EX-Z85



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. WiseWeasel

    Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 1999

    -1

    WTH?

    Why do my pictures of Obama keep coming out as a white guy with this thing?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News