updated 04:55 pm EDT, Mon September 20, 2010
Casio Exilim Z2300, ZR10 cams introduced in Japan
Casio in Japan on Monday introduced two new digital cameras, including the Exilim EX-Z2300 and the EX-ZR10. The Z2300 is less advanced of the two, getting a 14.1-megapixel sensor along with a 3-inch, 960x480 LCD. Its lens has a 5x optical zoom and images are stored on either 34.9MB of built-in space or SDHC cards.
It can also record 720p HD videos, while its usable ISO range runs from ISO 50 through to 3,200. The CCD can shift to stabilize images. The Z2300 has a Dynamic Photo feature that lets users make moving photos by cutting moving subjects from the background of an image taken with continuous shooting and pasting them onto a different background. Moving images as long as 20 seconds an be applied as a background, and more than one character can move independently of the other.
The ZR10 uses a smaller, 12.1-megapixel sensor, but has an advanced HDR art feature for capturing creative High Dynamic Range images. It has a 28mm, 7x zoom lens and a panorama shooting option. A burst mode will capture up to 30 10-megapixel photos, while a high-speed burst can capture 40 shots per second. It can capture 1080p videos and can support SDXC cards. The ISO settings range from 100 to 3200.
The two cameras will not be available in North America, though what they will cost in Japan isn't being revealed.