Casio is adding to its Z-series of EXILIM cameras with the EX-Z29, due out in April for $149. The new model will improve over the currently-available Z9 by bumping the megapixel count from eight to ten and by slightly increasing the LCD size from 2.6 to 2.7 inches.
The 3X optical zoom is still intact and the body style looks like it’s barely changed, if at all. There are still 23 “Best Shot” modes, face detection, and a YouTube-friendly video capture mode, too, so all in all, this appears to be a relatively incremental upgrade.
CASIO INTRODUCES STYLISH NEW 10.1 MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA
EX-Z29 Offers Increased Portability and 23 Best Shot Modes to
EXILIM Zoom Series of Digital Cameras
LAS VEGAS, NV, MARCH 3, 2009 — Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., introduced the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM digital cameras today, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z29. This newest member of the EXILIM line features a stylish, slim and compact design to increase portability, and provides an improved 10.1 megapixels of image resolution with 3X optical zoom. The EX-Z29 will be on display at Casio’s booth at the Photo Marketing Association International Convention and Tradeshow.
This new model stays true to the user-friendly features that have become standard to the EXILIM Zoom series. The 2.7-inch wide LCD display enables users to easily navigate camera operations and enhance the review of images, while the 23 Best Shot Modes and face detection technology help users take high quality photos without having to adjust camera settings.
“Casio is dedicated to creating digital cameras that feature superior technology while maintaining an ease of use for the consumer,” said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Digital Imaging Division at Casio America, Inc. “We continue to be a leader in the digital camera industry, providing fun and convenient ways to capture quality photographs.”
The EX-Z29 comes loaded with other useful features including Anti-Shake DSP which reduces photo blur from shaky hands or moving subjects, allowing users to shoot images with ease and confidence. Easy Mode simplifies the camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash and self timer). With Easy Mode, the camera is set to take great photos in every situation without having to check presets or accidentally making a wrong adjustment. Casio’s Face Detection Technology maintains a sharp focus and the correct exposure for the human face.
Available at retail in April, the EX-Z29 will be available in black, pink, blue, silver and purple with an MSRP of $149.99.