A-DIGITAL-EYE (21ST CENTURY DIGITAL CAMERAS, PHOTO PRINTERS, PAPERS, CAMCORDERS, IMAGING SOFTWARE, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT, REVIEWS AND MORE!) CASIO EXILIM PRO EX-P600 PREVIEW PAGE
- Casio has announced a new advanced 6 megapixel EXLIM Pro EX-P600 at a special press conference tonight at PMA in Las Vegas. The camera is really quite impressive as the features are extensive. The EX-P600 has in addition to an all new 6 megapixel CCD, a 4X Optical Zoom lens by Canon and a large 2 inch TFT Color LCD Display. The EX-P600 also features 10MB of Built-In memory, a Hi-Speed Hybrid Auto Focus using conventional contrast detection and a phase lag detector, High Speed continuous shooting at a rate of 3 frames per second up to 6 images, 25 pre-set scene settings, 1.5 second start-up time, 0.01 shutter release time, full manual exposure setting, Hi-Speed Image Playback, Multi-Point Spot Auto Focus, USB 1.1 connectivity, built-in microphone and speaker, ability to view playback of 100 images in 10 seconds, Best Shot & Noise Reduction, QVGA Movie Mode at 15 frames per second with audio up to the limits of the card, live Histogram, Bracketing of Exposure, White Balance, Focus Point (Foreground, Center & Background), Contrast, Sharpness, Color Effect & Portrait, Auto Rotation of Images during playback, External Strobe Terminal, Long Life Lithium Battery, Wireless Remote, Digital Soft Focus & Sport Modes, 5 area Multi-Area Focus, Spot Focus with 9 user selections, Optional Wide and Tele Converter Lens, PictBridge compatibility, Image Alarm with sound and image, and it will allow you to make HTML albums. The camera has a number of other standard features and overall we have to say this is one loaded camera from Casio.The EX-P600 will ship on March 04, 2004 at a street price of 649.99. Here is a link to our Casio Exlim Pro EX-P600 Preview Page with the Casio Press Release, full specifications and product photos.
CASIO ANNOUNCES THE 6 MEGAPIXEL EXILIM PRO WITH 4X OPTICAL ZOOM
Stylish new top-of-the-line EXILIM model bridges the gap between the amateur and professional photographer
LAS VEGAS, NV, FEBRUARY 12, 2004 - Casio, Inc., in conjunction with it's parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced the EXILIM PRO EX-P600, a stunning new addition to the growing family of EXILIM® series of digital cameras. With the ease of operation typically expected from compact cameras, this EX-P600 can take users to new heights of photographic expression with its multitude of functions, including the high-performance 6-megapixel CCD and the 4X optical zoom.
The camera will be on display at Casio's Booth # L100 at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Show that opened in Las Vegas today. The EX-P600 will be available at retail in April 2004, with an MSRP of $649.99.
The EXILIM brand of compact cameras has become synonymous throughout the world for amazing features and styling. Most notable of these features is the thin, card-sized body of every model, offering go-anywhere style, together with rapid shutter response that captures every special moment. The introduction of the 3X optical zoom and large LCD of Casio's EXILIM ZOOM brought a new wave of fun to images, added even more momentum to EXILIM's popularity, and proved Casio's engineering and development capabilities.
"The new EXILIM PRO EX-P600 offers not only the style and features of a compact camera, but it represents a new series of digital cameras exhibiting mobility with speedy response, while offering functions usually found only on full-fledged high-end models," said John Clough, president of Casio, Inc. The EX-P600 brings a whole new meaning to the excitement of photography, with a flexibility that hasn't been possible with today's fully automatic cameras. "This camera bridges the gap between the amateur and professional photographer," Clough added.
· High-resolution 6-megapixel imaging
A 6-megapixel CCD housed in a compact and refined stainless steel body, with high-resolution and low noise allowing for a rich variety of expression. The EX-P600 uses a high-performance Canon 4X optical zoom lens.
· High speed response
In addition to a start-up time of approximately 2-seconds and approximately 0.01 second release time lag, the EX-P600 has a high-speed continuous shutter function to take 3 photos per second, up to 6 photos in succession, moving the camera up a level in terms of speed response.
· Variety of imaging made possible with full-scale specifications
· Auto Bracketing
With one press of the shutter, variations of exposure, white balance and focus position can be set. The multi-bracketing feature allows for a variety of images with different color effects, contrast levels, etc. to be taken.
· Quick response manual shooting
With a large 2.0" high-definition TFT LCD, all the necessary information about shooting and effects is displayed clearly. Manual settings can be changed on-screen easily, enabling quick shooting.
"CASIO plans to increase the stylish and high-performance EXILIM lineup of digital cameras, continually providing users with a new shooting style and a wider range of features. With it's ease-of-use, high-speed response and imaging capabilities, we expect the EX-P600 to be a hit with serious photographers who are interested in experiencing the latest in digital photography," Clough concluded.
EXILIM PRO EX-P600 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Recording Element: 1/1.8-inch square pixel primary color CCD (6.37 million total pixels; 6 million effective pixels)
File Record Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG); Audio: WAV (monaural)
Recording Medium: Built-in flash memory (approx. 9MB recordable area), supports SD memory card/Multi Media card
Recorded Image Sizes: Snapshots: 2816 x 2112 / 2816 x 1872 (3:2) / 2048 x 1536 /
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 pixels
Movies: 320 x 240 pixels
Resolution: Fine / Normal / Economy / TIFFLens: Canon Lens (8 lenses in 7 groups, including aspherical lens) F2.8(W) to 4.0(T); f=7.1(W) to 28.4(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 33.0 to 132.0 mm when converted to 35mm film); Lens barrier
Zoom: 4X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (16X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focusing: Phase difference sensor AF/ Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, 7-point multi, free AF area switching, continuous AF); macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus; focus lock
Approximate Focus Range: Normal: 15.75 cm to 8; Macro: 3.94" to 19.69"
Exposure Control: Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element
Control: program; aperture; shutter speed; manual exposure; AE lock
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic / mechanical shutter; Bulb, 60 to 1/2000 shutter speed (manual exposure)
Aperture: 10 stage aperture; F2.8 to F8.0(W), F4.0/F11.1(T)
White Balance: Auto; Fixed (7 modes); Manual
Recording Functions: Snapshot / audio snapshot (up to 30 seconds); high-speed continuous shutter (3 shots / second, max. 6 shots); Auto Bracketing (AE/WB/AF); Multi Bracketing (color/portrait/sharpness/saturation/contrast); Macro; Best Shot, movie with audio; voice recorder
Self-timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer; Remote control; 2 second remote control self timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 0.66 to 9.51 Feet(W); 0.66 to 6.56 feet (T)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Monitor Screen: 2.0-inch high-definition TFT color LCD, 115,200 pixels (480×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time
Input/Output Terminals: External power (DC IN); USB/AV connection (NTSC/PAL compliant); External flash sync terminal; microphone / speaker
Power Requirements: Proprietary lithium ion rechargeable battery; AC adapter
Dimensions: 3.84" (W) x 2.66" (H) x 1.78" (D) (excluding projections)
Weight: Approximately 7.94 oz (excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery; Battery charger; Card remote control; USB cable; AV cable; Strap; CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: Conversion lens adapters (wide and tele); proprietary lithium ion battery; battery charger
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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