Casio Releases New EXILIM Compact Digital Camera with More Advanced Shooting Functions Employing High-Speed Technologies
Featuring Background Blur Function and Super-Wide-Angle Photos Equivalent to 17 mm
Enjoy Ease of Use with Start-Up Time of 0.99 Seconds and
Time between Photos as Short as 0.29 Seconds
- October 14, 2011
TOKYO, October 14, 2011 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of the EX-ZR15, the latest addition to the EXILIM lineup of digital cameras. This new model is equipped with an array of shooting functions that set it apart from conventional compact digital cameras, including super-wide-angle shooting and a background blur function that makes the most of Casio’s original high-speed technologies.
In 2010, Casio released the EX-ZR10—the predecessor to the new EX-ZR15. It was powered by the EXILIM ENGINE HS, a high-performance engine that combines high-speed shooting and high-speed image processing. This high-speed camera not only made basic operations virtually carefree, but also featured Casio’s High-Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which processes photographs to appear just as a scene looks to the eye, even in difficult backlit scenes. The EX-ZR10 also included Casio’s HDR-ART function, which creates dramatic artistic photographs with a single press of the shutter. With these powerful functions, the EX-ZR10 gained popularity as a compact digital camera that allows users to take beautiful, fun photos with ease.
Further leveraging Casio’s high-speed technologies, the new EX-ZR15 compact digital camera significantly improves on the operability and functionality of the EX-ZR10. The new model boasts a start-up time of 0.99 seconds, 0.13-second high-speed auto focus, and time between photos as short as 0.29 seconds. The EX-ZR15 allows users to experience the pleasure of continuous shooting so no important moments are missed, even when using shooting modes that apply complex image processing needed for difficult scenarios, such as the HDR and HS night scene modes.
While the EX-ZR15 is a very compact digital camera, it is loaded with an array of powerful functions that make picture-taking even more fun, including a background blur effect that accentuates the subject and softens the background, and the new Wide Shot function that lets users create impressive super-wide-angle shots by panning the camera (equivalent to 17-mm wide-angle when converted to 35mm film format). Furthermore, the EX-ZR15 is equipped with a more advanced HDR-ART function that can create artistic images. The improved function now enables users to produce dramatic movies from everyday scenes.