Casio intros a handful of new compact cams that play nice with iTunes
byNilay Patel||January 6th 2008 at 7:48pmJanuary 6th 2008 7:48 pm
It's not all crazy high-speed prosumer hybrid cameras for Casio today, as the company also dropped a few new Exilim point-and-shoots. All the new cams shoot video in iPod / iPhone-friendly H.264, and Casio's really playing up that fact -- even showing a slide about it during their press conference. The new Exilim Card EX-S10 (pictured) manages to pack a full 10 megapixels, 3X optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD, and stereo microphones into its 1-inch thick frame -- which means we're a little curious as to how noisy that sensor is, since it can't be very big. We'll find out soon enough, as the $249 cam should hit next month.
The Exilim Zoom line is also getting a little bigger, with the addition of the 8.1 megapixel EX-Z80, new colors for the venerable EX-Z100 and the new 10.1 megapixel EX-Z200. The Z80 features a 3X optical zoom, face detection and an intelligent focusing system that locks in the correct focus, while the Z200 rocks a 4X optical zoom and wide angle lens -- down to 28mm. Both the S10 and EX-Z200 should hit in March, for $249 and $329, respectively. Check photos of all these, and Casio's random "Works with iTunes!" slide, after the break.