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06.01.2011

Casio Releases Travel-Friendly Camera that Can Take 1,000 Photos* on a Single Battery Charge
Compact Camera with a Wide-Angle 24 mm, 12.5x Optical Zoom Lens

TOKYO, January 6, 2011―Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of the new EXILIM EX-H30. This compact digital camera boasts long battery life perfect for travel. It enables users to enjoy taking plenty of pictures from wide-angle to telephoto shots, without worrying about depleting the battery.
*1. In accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards.

Casio has made the most of its original energy-saving technologies and high-density mounting expertise to develop several digital cameras that are optimal for travel. They are compact and easy to carry, but still boast long battery life plus the versatile, wide-angle, high-power optical zoom lens that travelers need. Casio’s current lineup of travel-friendly cameras includes a model with a built-in Hybrid-GPS system, an affordable entry-level model, and now, the new model with long battery life that can take up to 1,000 pictures on a single charge.

The new EX-H30 is the traveler-friendly camera that can take 1,000 photos on a single charge of the battery. The slim, compact body measures just 24.2 mm in thickness and is convenient to carry. It also features a 16.1-megapixel CCD, a wide-angle 24 mm, 12.5x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch high-resolution 460K Super Clear LCD, and Casio’s CCD-shift image stabilization for reducing photo blur from hand movement. Along with Casio’s Single Frame SR Zoom function , which extends the maximum telephoto range of the optical zoom up to 1.5 times while reducing image quality degradation, the camera offers an effective 18.8x zoom range that maintains image quality for 16.1-megapixel high-resolution photography. These features allow users to photograph any kind of scene, from massive architectural structures in sightseeing spots to scenic views at a distance.

In addition to the Premium Auto function, which takes beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button, the EX-H30 offers manual photography features such as a shutter speed priority mode and an aperture priority mode. Using the Photo Mode dial, users can quickly select the option they want. The camera also provides many functions useful for travel such as Slide Panorama for taking shots of wide-open landscapes, HD Movie that allows zoom-in during movie capture, Silent Mode for taking pictures without any disruptive flash or sound, and Energy-Saving Mode, which helps the battery to last longer. All these features make this camera incredibly easy to use. The EX-H30 is available in three colors: sliver, black and red.

EX-H30 Specifications

Long Battery Life Delivers 1,000 Shots on a Single Charge*
Thanks to the high-capacity battery and energy-saving performance of the computer circuitry and movement control, the EX-H30 can take 1,000 photos* on a single full charge.
* In accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards: Temperature 23°C, LCD screen on, alternating between wide angle and telephoto zoom every 30 seconds, flash usage once every two shots, and powering on and off after every tenth shot.

Powerful zoom that maintains high-resolution image quality through 18.8x
The EX-H30 is fitted with a wide-angle 24mm optical 12.5x zoom lens. Going beyond this, the camera offers a 18.8x zoom range that maintains image quality for 16.1-megapixel high-resolution photography when using the optical zoom with the Single Frame SR Zoom, which extends the maximum telephoto range of the optical zoom up to 1.5 times while reducing image quality degradation. CCD-shift image stabilization is also built in to reduce photo blur from hand movement. These features allow users to photograph any kind of scene, from enormous structures in sightseeing areas to scenic views at a distance.

Super-Resolution Image reproduces exceptional clarity and resolution
EX-H30 uses super-resolution technology to analyze and optimally process the respective areas of the photo that are contoured, textured with detailed pattern or flat, delivering photos of exceptional quality and resolution.

Premium Auto function produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button
Premium Auto enables the camera to automatically analyze the scene being photographed — including distinguishing night scenes, back lighting, a blue sky, green trees or a sunset — as well as sensing whether there is human faces in the frame, the movement and position of the subject, and whether a tripod is being used. It simultaneously optimizes settings for exposure, ISO sensitivity, focus location, photo blur correction, tonal range and color balance, and level of noise reduction. Images are analyzed pixel by pixel to apply different correction to people and backgrounds. Premium Auto delivers an advanced level of full auto photography, ensuring high quality photos with just a press of the shutter button. Makeup Mode and Landscape Mode, both of which create clearer photographs of people and landscape, operate automatically.

Beautiful images with 16.1 effective megapixels
This camera’s 16.1-megapixels of high-resolution imagery can render extremely fine detail in the subject. Moreover, the advanced image processing capability provided by the EXILIM Engine 5.0 ensures that color reproduction is clear and bright, and that images have a rich tonal gradation.

High-resolution HD movies with zoom function
The HD Movie function records beautiful videos at a size of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Even while shooting a movie, users can take still images using the optical zoom and continuous auto focus.

Slide Panorama feature takes panoramic landscape shots
Even when panning the camera across the scene, this function can detect moving subjects. By combining images and not using these subjects for the combined points, the function makes it easy to take more natural panoramic images (a maximum of 240-degree panning).

Silent Mode lets you be considerate of those around you
The EX-H30 features a Silent Mode that can be set instantly. It prevents the camera from emitting any sound or flash in order not to disturb those around you.

Energy-Saving Mode helps the battery to last even longer
The Energy-Saving Mode allows even more camera usage out of a single charge of the long-life battery.

Dynamic Photo function for creating composite moving images
The Dynamic Photo function lets users have fun combining preset moving characters with a still image or movie background of their choice.

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