Japan's Newest Cute Camera: Doraemon's Bell×CASIO EXILIM EX-Z800

Another month, another special edition camera from Casio: this time it’s blue cartoon cat Doraemon (super-popular in Japan and many countries in Asia) that gets the Exilim treatment. Technically, the so-called Doraemon’s Bell×CASIO EXILIM EX-Z800 [JP] is nothing special, but it’s – as you can easily see – designed to be a hit with kids.

Technically, the cam is based on the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z800 (14MP CCD sensor, 2.7-inch LCD display, 27mm lens (35mm equivalent) with 4x optical zoom).

But obviously, the design is the main selling point here: buyers get Doraemon on the body of the camera, special on/off screens (see above), and a total of 9 Doraemon-related “virtual stickers” that can be included into every shot taken with the camera (see below).

Casio plans to sell the camera (in Japan only) in August/September but already accepts pre-orders. If you’re interested, visit specialized online shopping services like Rinkya to get one shipped over to you (price in Japan: $365, including a Doraemon special edition pouch).