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NEWS RELEASE
Casio Launches High Speed EXILIM with Powerful Image
Stabilization
Ready to Capture High-quality Hand-held Night Scenes and Zoom Shots
Equipped with Time Lapse for Playing Back Long-time Changes in a Short Time
EX-ZR800
Norderstedt, August 7, 2013 — Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co.,
Ltd., today announced the release of the EX-ZR800, a new model in its popular High Speed
EXILIM line of digital cameras. With all the responsive photo-taking features of a High Speed
EXILIM, the new camera also packs a powerful 18x optical zoom and comes with 5-axis, 5-stop*1
image stabilization.
*1. When optical image stabilization and technology for combining high-speed burst images are used together. Based on a Casio
survey.
With the aim of providing digital cameras that enable people to capture fleeting moments with
beautiful images, Casio has been pursuing the full potential of the compact digital camera using its
original high-speed technologies. This effort is based on the company’s “Triple Zero” development
objective, which seeks to minimize and eliminate shutter lag, out-of-focus shots, and image
blurring due to camera shake.
The new EX-ZR800 uses highly advanced image stabilization technology to virtually eliminate the
impact of camera shake, a common problem which has been the cause of many a ruined
photograph.
A powerful 25 mm wide-angle,*2 18x optical zoom lens is fitted elegantly into the compact body.
When shooting in HS Anti Shake mode, camera shake occurring along five axes*1 (Vertical Shift,
Horizontal Shift, etc.) is precisely corrected. Going even further, Casio has integrated optical
image stabilization (2 stops*3) with its technology for combining high-speed burst images (up to 9
shots) to achieve stabilization equivalent to 5 stops slower*1 in terms of shutter speed. This allows
users to take amazingly crisp, clear photos without a tripod—even night scenes and zoom
shots—making the camera ideal for capturing images like city lights while traveling or zoom photos
of children playing or competing in sporting events.
*2 When converted to 35mm film format
*3 CIPA standard (340mm when converted to 35 mm film format).
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The new camera also features other enhanced shooting functions. This is the first EXILIM to have
a Time Lapse function that allows users to capture the movement of clouds in the sky, or people
and cars at an intersection, showing long-time movement sped up. Casio has added a new
“sparkling shot” filter effect to ART Shot, which lets users create original artistic photos and movies.
These functions make it easy to take creative shots without changing lenses or making
complicated settings.
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Main Features of the EX-ZR800
Powered by the new EXILIM Engine HS Ver. 3
The new cameras are equipped with EXILIM Engine HS Ver. 3 driven by a dual-CPU, two parallel
image processors, a reconfigurable processor and a vector graphics core. The reconfigurable
processor delivers functional and performance flexibility plus high-speed processing based on the
latest technologies from Casio, while the vector graphics core smoothly produces two-dimensional
images. In addition to high-speed shooting response,*4 the new models feature an intuitive display
screen that is easy to view, thanks to its high-quality graphic user interface.
*4 Start-up time of 1.3 seconds, high-speed auto focus time of 0.18 seconds, shutter response of only 0.016 seconds, and a
capture interval of as short as 0.26 seconds. These times are CIPA standard compliant
Compact body with high-quality high-power zoom
The EX-ZR800 is equipped with a wide-angle 25 mm, 18x optical zoom lens. The zoom maintains
super resolution image quality to a maximum zoom of 36x, thanks to Multi Frame SR Zoom
technology.
HS Anti Shake performs 5-axis, 5-stop*5 image stabilization
Camera shake which occurs in the five axes*5 of pitch, yaw, vertical shift, horizontal shift and roll is
precisely corrected. Casio has employed an optical lens that achieves stabilization equivalent to
approximately 2 stops*6 slower in terms of shutter speed. Bringing this effect together with
combined high-speed burst images results in image stabilization equivalent to about 5 stops
slower*5 in terms of shutter speed. This allows users to minimize blur while holding the camera to
take pictures, which can easily result in camera shake, even for shots of night scenes and when
zooming. (Results may vary depending on the shooting environment and camera settings). In
addition, the EX-ZR800 employs a lens-shift optical lens, which further reduces image blur on the
LCD screen when recording movies or holding the camera.
*5. When optical image stabilization and technology for combining high-speed burst images are used together, Based on a Casio
survey.
*6. CIPA standard (340mm when converted to 35 mm film format).
Time Lapse plays back long-time changes in a short time for a new form of expression
The new Time Lapse feature allows users to capture the slow movement of clouds in the sky, or of
people and cars on a street, and then show long-time movement sped up. The capture interval
and time for clouds, night views, vehicles, street scenes and so on are preset, so all the user has
to do is simply select the scene to shoot to get the optimum setting. Of course, users can also
adjust the settings manually.
Triple Shot reduces shutter lag from the photographer’s reflexes close to zero
The new cameras feature Triple Shot, which combines high-speed burst shooting with high-speed
response for worry-free photography. The feature not only takes an image when the shutter button
is pressed, but also captures images immediately before and after. As a result, Triple Shot enables
users to capture decisive moments with quickly moving subjects such as children and pets.
Inset display for reviewing shots on part of the LCD screen while taking photos
The new model also features an inset display on part of the LCD screen to show images just taken.
This feature is convenient for photographing children because it allows users to check each shot,
while responsively taking more pictures. Users can select from two different inset display screens.
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AF-CS keeps moving subjects in focus even while continuously shooting
Casio has accelerated the frame rate in the auto focus (AF) mode and optimized the camera’s lens
drive control, image sensor control and AF algorithm for parallel processing of AF operations and
high-speed continuous shooting. Built into the EX-ZR800, this makes it possible to achieve AF-CS
up to 30 frames and as fast as five frames-per-second, which makes it possible to take clear
photos of moving subjects such as children and pets.
All-In-Focus Macro and Blurred Background deliver total focus control with high-speed continuous
shooting
The EX-ZR800 comes with All-In-Focus Macro, which selects only in-focus areas from
continuously shot images at different focus settings to produce a composite image. This achieves
photos with every area coming out in focus, from foreground subjects to far-away backgrounds,
which are hard to produce using a conventional camera. Also, Casio has employed its high-speed
continuous shooting technologies to create Blurred Background, an original technique for
processing the background scene of a shot like the soft blur effect attainable using a single-lens
reflex camera, thereby accentuating the subject of the photo. Users can select from three different
processing levels of blur effects to set the background focus just as they wish.
Premium Auto Pro function produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button
The Premium Auto Pro function automatically analyzes the shooting scene to choose the best
settings and perform image processing. It automatically combines images from high-speed burst
shooting according to shooting conditions to create gorgeous photos. Users can easily take
sophisticated photos at the press of the shutter button, thanks to the automatic activation of
functions such as HDR technology, which combines photos of differing exposures to handle
high-contrast conditions, as well as High Speed Night Scene mode for night shots and High Speed
Anti Shake for high-power zoom shooting, both of which combine highly sensitive, continuously
shot images, taken with camera shake kept at a minimum, to reduce noise in the resulting image.
For movies, the Premium Auto Movie function automatically analyzes the scene to choose the
best settings.
HDR technology faithfully reproduces images as they really appear, avoiding under- or
over-exposure
The new model also uses HDR technology developed by Casio to allow each press of the shutter
button to take several shots at different exposures and then instantly combine them into a single
image with a high dynamic range. This minimizes over-exposed or under-exposed areas in the
image, creating a photo that captures all the rich tonal gradation of the scene just as it appears in
real life.
HS Night Shot eliminates camera shake even in dark settings
With HS Night Shot, the EX-ZR800 detects shooting conditions and conducts high-speed burst
shooting of numerous frames determined automatically with a level of light sensitivity as high as
ISO 25600. High-precision positioning alignment technology suppresses any low-frequency
camera shake that may not be completely eliminated by the optical Anti Shake correction function.
The company’s latest image-processing technology also completely removes low-frequency color
noise, which has typically been very difficult for cameras to eliminate. These technologies work
together to produce beautiful photos with minimal blur, even in low-light conditions.
HDR-ART for creating artistic photos; freedom to create artistic images with ART Shot
Users can create artistic photos using the HDR-ART function, which combines continuous shots
with differing exposures while performing advanced analysis to locally change the intensity of
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contrast and color saturation. Users can now choose from a total of five different processing levels
of art effects to enjoy creating more freely expressive images. Additionally, to create the artistic
photos of the user’s preference using Art Shot, new “sparkling shot” filter effect has been added to
eight different filter effects previously available: toy camera, soft focus, light tone, pop art, sepia,
monochrome, miniature and fisheye. Users can select from three different color and processing
levels for each filter (select an area from six patterns for miniature), and can view the effect on the
display and adjust the result prior to actually taking a picture. Even better, all of these filters except
“sparkling shot” can be used for shooting movies, too. The HDR-ART function simultaneously
saves both the HDR-ART image and the standard photo with a single press of the shutter button.
Scenes come alive in their full expansiveness with the Wide Shot function
The EX-ZR800 can combine continuous shots taken with high-speed continuous shooting when
the user is moving the camera, enabling powerful super-wide-angle shots. Users can select
wide-angle shooting modes equivalent to 15 mm or 19 mm.
Slide Panorama captures 360-degree panoramic images
The Slide Panorama function detects moving subjects and faces and adjusts them appropriately
as the camera is moved, allowing users to create more natural-looking panoramic images just by
panning the camera across a scene.
Mode dial for rapid access to shooting modes
The camera is fitted with a mode dial that lets users quickly choose from several shooting modes.
High-resolution 3.0-inch 920K LCD
The EX-ZR800 boasts a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD with 920,000 pixels, displaying captured
images beautifully on the screen.
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EX-ZR800 Specifications
EX-ZR800
Number of Effective Pixels
Image Sensor
File Format
16.1 megapixels (/million)
1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS
Total Pixels
16.79 megapixels (/million)
Still Images
RAW* , JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF
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Movies
MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area)*
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Recording Media
16M (4608 x 3456), 3:2 (4608 x 3072), 16:9 (4608 x 2592), 10M (3648 x 2736),
5M (2560 x 1920), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)
Still Images
Number of
Recorded
Pixels
Recording
Capacity
(Maximum
Image Size
Setting)
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FHD: 1920x1080 (30fps) / HD* :1280x720 (15fps/20fps/30fps) / STD: 640x480 (30fps) /
HS1000: 224 x64 (1000fps) / HS 480: 224x160 (480fps) / HS 240: 512x384(240fps) /
HS 120: 640x480 (120fps) /HS 30-240 : 512x384 (30 to 240fps) / HS 30-120: 640x480 (30 to 120fps)
Movies
Still
Images
(JPEG)
Fine: Approx. 1072 shots
SD Memory
Card 16GB*4
Recording
Time
Movies
Normal: Approx. 1654 shots
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Maximum recording time per file: 29minutes* *
SD Memory
Card 16GB*4
Approx. 2 hours 13 minutes (FHD)
30 frames per second / 15 frames per second / 10 frames per second /
5 frames per second / 3 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Speed
Construction
Lens
49.9MB
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card , SDXC Memory Card compatible
11 lenses in 10 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number
F3.5 (W) to F5.9 (T)
f= 4.5 to 81.0mm
Focal
Length
35mm Film
Equivalent
Approx. 25 to 450mm
18.0 x optical zoom, 36.0x Multi SR Zoom, 4x digital zoom,
286.9x maximum digital zoom (in conbination with HD zoom, VGA size)
Zoom Ratio
Blur Correction
LENS Shift image stabilization (still / movie)
Focus Type
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes
Auto, Macro, Manual
AF Area
Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
AF assist lamp
Focus
Range*7
(From Lens
Surface)
Approx. 4cm to infinity (W)
Macro
Approx. 4cm to 50cm (W)
Manual
Approx. 4cm to infinity (W)
Exposure Metering
Exposure
Yes
Auto
Exposure Control
Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by imaging element
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
CMOS electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Auto
Shutter
Shutter
Speed*8
Premium Auto
Pro
Aperture
Priority AE
Shutter Speed
Priority
AE/Manual
Focus
1/4 to 1/2000 second
4 to 1/4000 second
1 to 1/2000 second
15 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/25000 second)
Aperture*9
F3.5 (W) to F7.0 (W)*10
White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Still Images
Sensitivity
(SOS)*11
Auto, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Still images
(HS Night Shot)
Maximum ISO25600
Movies
Auto
Self-Timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
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EX-ZR800
Flash Modes
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red eye reduction
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Flash Range*
(ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Flash Lighting
Adjustment
Built-in Flash
Normal: Approx. 0.4 to 3.5m (W), approx. 1.5 to 2.1m (T)
+2,+1,0,-1,-2
Flash Charge Time
Recording Functions
Playback Functions
Other Functions
Approximately 5 seconds
Snapshot (Program Auto mode / Premium Auto Pro mode),
Snapshot by Super resolution technology (Multi Frame), High Speed Continuous shooting,
Prerecord (still image), AF-CS, Triple Shot, Macro, Self-timer, BEST SHOT,
Blurred Background, All-In-Focus Macro, HDR, HDR Art, Slide Panorama, Wide Shot, Best Selection,
ART SHOT(still / movie), Time Lapse, Face Detection, Make-up,
High Speed Movie (with sound only when 30fps of HS30-120 and HS30-240), FHD Movie,
TM
STD Movie, HDR Art Movie, Prerecord (movie), YouTube Capture Mode,
Wind noise cut, ISO High Limit, Double (HDR ART)
Playback Zoom, Multi-image Screen, Start-up Images, Protect, Date & time Edit, Rotate, Re-size,
Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Lighting, MOTION PRINT, Movie Editing,
Continuous Shooting Multi Print,
Continuous Shooting Frame Edit (DPOF Printing, Protect, Copy, Delete),
Divide Group (Dividing Up a Continuous Shutter Group)
PictBridge, Auto Rotate, Create Folder, USB charge, ECO Mode,
Date and Time: Recorded with image data, With time stamp function, Auto Calendar: To 2049, World Time,
TM 13
Eye-Fi, FlashAir *
Monitor Screen
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 921,600 dots
Micro USB port (Hi-Speed USB compliance, USB charging) / HDMITM *14 output (Micro/TypeD)*15
External connection terminal
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130/NP-130A) x 1
Number of Shots*16
Approx. 470 shots
Continuous Playback (Still
Images)
Battery Life
Dimensions
Approx. 6 hours 20 minutes
Actual Movie Recording
Time (FHD Movie)*16
Continuous Movie
Recording Time (FHD
movie)
Continuous Movie
Recording Time (Time
Lapse, FHD)
Approx. 1 hours 30 minutes
Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
107.4 (W) x 60.0 (H) x 30.7 (D) mm
(excluding projections; 25.5mm at thinnest point)
W×H×D*16
Approximately 222g (Including Battery and Memory Card*4)
Approximately 182g (Excluding Battery and Memory Card)
Weight*15
Bundled Accessories
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Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-130A), USB-AC Adaptor (AD-C53U), AC Power Cord, Micro USB cable,
Strap, Reference Manual
DNG file format is one type of RAW image file, and it is recommended by Adobe Systems Incorporated for use as a standard image
file format.
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Built-in memory capacity after formatting.
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HD movie is available for ART/TL mode only.
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When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC Memory Card.
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Within limits of memory and battery life.
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Maximum movie size per file is 4GB.
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Using optical zoom causes the focus range to change.
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Depending on user's setting of Camera.
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Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
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Using ND filter with no diaphragm.
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SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity.
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Range is affected by optical zoom.
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For operability with FlashAirTM models, refer to the FlashAirTM page on the Toshiba Corporation website.
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HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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1080/50i output is not supported for PAL output using an HDMI™.
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In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards.
EXILIM and BEST SHOT are registered trademarks or trademarks of Casio Computer Co., LTD. Any other company or product
names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.
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