PRESS RELEASE
August 28, 2007


CASIO Introduces Two Stylish EXILIM® Digital Cameras with YouTube™ Capture Mode
One with a 7x optical zoom and 8.1 megapixels, the other with high ISO 6400 sensitivity and 10.1 megapixels

EX-V8 EX-Z1080
EX-V8 EX-Z1080

Norderstedt, August 28, 2007 - CASIO Europe GmbH and its parent company, CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., released two new EXILIM digital cameras today. The EX-V8 features a slim yet powerful optical zoom like other models in the EXILIM Hi-Zoom series, and the EX-Z1080, the latest addition to the core EXILIM Zoom series, packs an outstanding range of functions into a compact size.

The EX-V8 delivers 8.1 effective megapixels in a shape slim and compact enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and features a 7x optical inner zoom lens designed for quiet operation. The EX-V8 also offers four blur reduction technologies, including a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism.

The 10.1 megapixel EX-Z1080 produces beautiful photographs even when printed large. It also enables high sensitivity photography up to a maximum of ISO 6400, and is ideal for photographing darker scenes and reducing blur caused by shaky hands and subject movement.

Both new models incorporate the EXILIM Engine 2.0 high-performance image processing module, which allows high quality movies to be recorded at the high compression rate of the next-generation H.264 standard. They also feature CASIO's YouTube™ Capture Mode, which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTube™, the world's most popular online site for sharing videos. CASIO has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to You Tube™. This makes it easier than ever for people to enjoy "snapshot movies" of everyday fun, trips, and other occasions.

Main Features of EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 & EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

  • High-quality movies using the H.264 standard
    • YouTube™ Capture Mode allows users to shoot movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for uploading to YouTube™.
    • Comes with unique "YouTube™ Uploader for CASIO" software that enables users to upload movies to YouTube™ in as few as two steps.
  • The combination of face detection* technology and the auto-tracking AF system using motion analysis technology maintains both sharp focus and correct exposure for a human face
  • Blur reduction technologies driven by the EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module
    • Based on motion analysis technology, sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
    • Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
    • Movie mode with electronic image stabilization function.

Other Features of the EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8

  • 8.1 million effective pixels, 7X optical zoom
  • CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism
  • 2.5-inch Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m² at the center of the screen)
  • Maximum 4 shot/second** high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Choice of two body colors: silver and black

Other Features of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080

  • 10.1 million effective pixels, 3X optical zoom
  • BEST SHOT function with high-sensitivity shooting mode, up to a maximum of ISO 6400
  • 2.6-inch Bright widescreen LCD display (maximum brightness of 1000 cd/m² at the center of the screen)
  • Maximum 7 shot/second** high-speed continuous shutter (only at 2.0 megapixel image size)
  • Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged
  • Choice of five body colors: gray, black, blue, pink and gold
* The face detection feature includes a face detection technology provided by OKI's face image processing engine, FSE (Face Sensing Engine).
** Number of shots can vary depending on the memory card used.

EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-V8 Specifications

Effective Pixels: 8.1 MP
Imaging Element: 1/2.5" CCD-Chip (8.29 MP total)
Recording Format: Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movie: H.264/AVC MOV format
Voice: WAV (stereo)
Recording Media: Internal flash memory 11.8 MB (image area)
Card slot for SD-/SDHC-Card / MMC / MMCplus
Image Size (Pixels): Single image: 3,264 x 2,448 / 3,264 x 2,176 (3:2) / 2,816 x 2,112 / 2,304 x 1,728 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480
Movie with stereo sound: 640 x 480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 848 × 480 (UHQ Wide / HQ Wide), 320 × 240 (LP)
Still Images
Image Size (Pixels) Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory (11.8 MB) SD Memory Card* 1 GB
3,264 x 2,448 Fine 4.59 MB 2 210
Normal 2.46 MB 4 393
Economy 1.67 MB 7 579
3,264 x 2,176 (3:2) Fine 4.30 MB 2 224
Normal 2.31 MB 5 418
Economy 1.57 MB 7 616
2,816 x 2,112 Fine 3.48 MB 3 277
Normal 1.89 MB 6 511
Economy 1.30 MB 9 743
2,304 x 1,728 Fine 2.50 MB 4 386
Normal 1.40 MB 8 690
Economy 900 KB 13 1074
1,600 x 1,200 Fine 1.26 MB 9 767
Normal 790 KB 15 1224
Economy 470 KB 25 2057
640 x 480 Fine 330 KB 36 2930
Normal 190 KB 62 5090
Economy 140 KB 85 6908
Movie
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames/sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (11.8 MB) SD Memory Card* 1 GB
640 x 480 (UHQ, stereo) 10 minutes per movie 6.0 Mbit/sec. 30 Approx. 16 sec. Approx. 22 min. 10 sec.
848 x 480 (UHQ Wide, stereo) 7.2 Mbit/sec. 30 Approx. 13 sec. Approx. 18 min. 27 sec.
640 x 480 (HQ, stereo) 3.0 Mbit/sec. 30 Approx. 33 sec. Approx. 44 min. 39 sec.
848 x 480 (HQ Wide, stereo) 3.6 Mbit/sec. 30 Approx. 27 sec. Approx. 37 min. 7 sec.
640 x 480 (Normal, stereo) 1.5 Mbit/sec. 30 Approx. 1 min. 6 sec. Approx. 1 h. 29 min.
320 x 240 (LP): (monaural) 545 Kbit/sec. 15 Approx. 2 min. 58 sec. Approx. 4 h. 1 min.
* Based on use of a Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) PRO HIGH SPEED 1 GB SD Memory Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Operating Speed: Power on to first shot: approx. 0.8 seconds*
Shutter release time lag: approx. 0.008 seconds*
Image playback: 0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time: approx. 1.5 seconds*/**
Continuous shutter: approx. 1.0 second intervals**
Hi-speed continuous shutter: 4 frames per second with 2MP until memory is full
Rapid Flash: approx. 3 frames per second
* With built-in memory, flash off
** With image size set 3,264 x 2,448 and using normal image quality
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Lens: F3.4 (W) - 5.3 (T), f = 6.3 (W) - 44.1 mm (T) (equivalent to approx. 38 - 266 mm for 35 mm cameras), 12 lenses in 9 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom: 7x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (28x in combination with optical zoom)
Aperture: F3.4 / 4.6 / 9.2*, auto switching / Shutter Speed Priority AE / Manual Exposure / Aperture Priority AE
(*Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. F9.2 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used)
Focus Mode: Contrast Detection AF (Spot, Multi or Tracking), Manual focus (MF), Macro, Infinity, AF Assist Light
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: 40 cm* - ∞
Macro: 10 cm - 50 cm*
Manual: 10 cm - ∞*
Infinity: ∞
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Light Metering: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Center Spot
Exposure: Program AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Normal: 1/2 - 1/800 sec.*
Aperture Priority AE: 1 - 1/800 sec.*
Shutter Speed Priority AE and Manual Exposure: 60 - 1/800 sec.*
Night Scene: 4 - 1/800 sec.*
*Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
Sensitivity (SOS / REI)*: Still: Auto**/ ISO50/ ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400/ ISO800
Movie: Auto
*SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity / REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
** Maximum sensitivity is ISO1600 when "High Sensitivity" BEST SHOT scene is selected.
White Balance: Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Triple Self-timer
Recording Functions: Still images, still images with audio ( Approx. max. 30 seconds), macro, self-timer, continuous shutter (Normal Speed, High Speed, Rapid Flash), Face Detection, Easy Mode, BEST SHOT, Movies with audio (Normal Movie, Short Movie, Past Movie, Movie BEST SHOT, YouTube™ Capture Mode), Voice Recording
Microphone / Speaker: Stereo sound / Monaural
Flash Modes: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red eye reduction, Soft Flash, Rapid Flash
Flash Range: Approx. 0.4 m - 2.6 m (W) / Approx. 1.0 m - 1.7 m (T)*
Rapid Flash: Approx. 0.4 m - 2.2 m (W), approx. 1.0 m - 1.4 m (T)*
(ISO Sensitivity: "Auto")
* Depends on zoom factor
Monitor Screen: 6.4 cm TFT colour display (230, 400 pixels, 960 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time recorded with image data, auto calendar up to 2049, On-image time stamp function
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones), city names, date, time and summer time
Communication: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible
Input/Output Terminals: USB-Cradle with AC-Adapter, AV connection (NTSC/PAL compliant) via cradle
Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium ion battery NP-50 (incl.), docking station with integrated power supply and charging function
Battery Life (with lithium ion battery): Normal recording*/ ***** - Up to 240 still images (CIPA)
Continuous playback** - Approx. to 6 hr. (still images)
Continuous voice recording*** - Approx. 8 hr.
Continuous movie recording**** - Approx. 1 hr. 40 min
* CIPA standard
** Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*** Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
**** Continuous movie recording without zoom
***** Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
Dimensions: 95.5 x 59.8 x 25.5 mm (W x H x D, excl. projections, thinnest part 20.8 mm)
Weight: Approx. 149 g (w/o lithium ion battery and Memory Card)
Standard Accessories: USB docking station (CA-35), AC-Adapter for docking station, USB-Cable, AV-Cable, hand strap, rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-50), basic reference, 2 CD-ROMs

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. "FSE" (Face Sensing Engine) is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about "FSE" (Face Sensing Engine), visit OKI's website at http://www.face-sensing-engine.com. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube™, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.


EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1080 Specifications

Effective Pixels: 10.1 million
Imaging Element: 1/1.75-inch square pixel color CCD (Total pixels: 10.3 million)
Image Files Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: H.264/AVC MOV format
Audio: WAV
Recording Media: 11.4MB built-in flash memory, SD-/SDHC Memory Card, MMC-/MMCplus Card compatible
Image Size (Pixels): Snapshots: 3,648 x 2,736 / 3,648 × 2,432 (3:2) / 3,648 × 2,048 (16:9) / 2,560 x 1,920 / 2,048 × 1,536 / 1,600 × 1,200 / 640×480
Snapshots
Image Size (Pixels) Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory (11.4 MB) SD Memory Card* 1 GB
3,648 x 2,736 Fine 6.4 MB 1 151
Normal 3.38 MB 3 286
Economy 2.27 MB 5 426
3,648 x 2,432 (3:2) Fine 5.6 MB 2 172
Normal 2.97 MB 3 325
Economy 2.0 MB 5 483
3,648 x 2,048 (16:9) Fine 4.59 MB 2 210
Normal 2.46 MB 4 393
Economy 1.67 MB 6 579
2,560 x 1,920 Fine 2.99 MB 3 323
Normal 1.62 MB 7 597
Economy 1.12 MB 10 863
2,048 x 1,536 Fine 2.0 MB 5 483
Normal 1.15 MB 10 841
Economy 720 KB 16 1343
1,600 x 1,200 Fine 1.26 MB 9 767
Normal 790 KB 14 1224
Economy 470 KB 24 2057
640 x 480 Fine 330 KB 34 2930
Normal 190 KB 60 5090
Economy 140 KB 82 6908
Movie with Audio
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames/sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (11.4 MB) SD Memory Card* 1 GB
640 x 480 (UHQ) Maximum recording time per file 10 minutes 5.8 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. 16 sec. Approx. 22 min. 50 sec.
848 x 480 (UHQ Wide) 7.0 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. 13 sec. Approx. 18 min. 55 sec.
640 x 480 (HQ) 2.8 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. 33 sec. Approx. 47 min. 30 sec.
848 x 480 (HQ Wide) 3.4 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. 27 sec. Approx. 39 min. 3 sec.
640 x 480 (Normal) 1.4 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. 1 min. 7 sec. Approx. 1 h. 34 min.
320 x 240 (LP) 545 Kbit/sec. 12.5 Approx. 1 min. 51 sec. Approx. 2 h. 35 min.
* Based on use of a Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) PRO HIGH SPEED 1 GB SD Memory Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
Operating Speed: Power on to first shot: approx. 1.0 seconds*
Shutter release time lag: approx. 0.006 seconds*
Image playback: 0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time: approx. 1.5 seconds*/**
Continuous shutter: approx. 1.1 second intervals**
Hi-speed continuous shutter: 7 frames per second with 2MP until memory is full
Rapid Flash: approx. 3 frames per second
* With built-in memory, flash off
** With image size set 3,648 x 2,736 and using normal image quality
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.8(W) to 5.1(T), f=7.9 to 23.7 mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114 mm for 35 mm film), 7 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12x in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus mode: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Auto Macro, Pan Focus (movie recording only), Infinity mode, manual focus, AF Area: Spot, Multi or Tracking, AF Assist Light
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: Approx. 40 cm to ∞
Macro: Approx. 10 cm to 50 cm
Infinity Mode: Approx. ∞
Manual: Approx. 10 cm to ∞
(Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change)
Exposure Control: Light metering: Multi pattern, Center weighted, Center spot
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2 up to +2 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed: Snapshot mode (auto): 1/2 to 1/1.000 sec.
BEST SHOT Night Scene: 4 - 1/1.000 sec.
(Using other BEST SHOT scenes or ISO settings causes the shutter speed to change)
Aperture: F2.8/F8.0*, auto switching
*F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used - using optical zoom causes the aperture to change
White Balance: Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching
Sensitivity (SOS / REI)*: Snapshots: Auto / ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200
SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index
(Max. ISO1600 when BEST SHOT scene is "Anti Shake")
(Max. IS0800 when "Anti Shake" setting is "Auto")
(Max. ISO6400 when BEST SHOT scene is "High Sensitivity")
Movies: Auto
Recording Functions: Single image, BEST SHOT, Face Detection, Movie with sound (Normal, Short Movie, Past Movie, YouTube™ Capture Mode, single image with voice, voice recording, macro, self-timer, continuous shooting
Audio Recording Time: Audio Snapshot: Approx. 30 sec. max./ image
Voice Recording: Approx. 35 min. (within built-in memory)
After Recording: Approx. 30 sec. max./ image
Self-timer: 10 seconds. 2 seconds, Triple self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red eye-reduction, Soft Flash, Rapid Flash
Flash Range: Approx. 0.1 to 3.3 meters (W), Approx. 0.5 to 1.8 meters (T)
* Continuous shooting: Approx. 0.4 to 2.0 meters (W), Approx. 0.5 to 1.1 meters (T)
(Using optical zoom causes flash range to change) ( ISO Sensitivity: "Auto")
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor: 6.6-cm Wide Screen TFT colour display, 114,960 pixels (479 ×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto calendar up to the year 2049, On-image Time Stamp function
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, city, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: USB/AV connection
USB: USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone/Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Proprietary rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40)
Battery Life: Approx. 370 snapshots*/***** (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback**: approx 9 hr. 50 min. (snapshots)
Continuous recording***: approx 2 hr. 40 min. (movie recording)
Continuous recording****: approx 12 hr. (voice recording)
* CIPA standard
Continuous recording conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), Monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, Image recorded every 30 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
** Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*** Continuous movie recording without zoom
**** Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
***** Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
Dimensions: 91.1 (W) x 57.2 (H) x 24.2 (D) mm (excluding projections, 20.7 mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 125 g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40), Battery charger (BC-31L), AC adaptor, USB cable, AV Cable, Strap, Basic Reference, CD-ROM

EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. "FSE" (Face Sensing Engine) is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about "FSE" (Face Sensing Engine), visit OKI's website at http://www.face-sensing-engine.com. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube™, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

Specs are subject to change w/o notice.