KDDI have announced a new 8.1-megapixel cameraphone for the Japanese market, the Casio Exilim W63CA. As well as the high-resolution camera, wide-angle lens and nine-point autofocus, the W63CA also has a 3.1-inch AMOLED WVGA display, running at 480 x 800. There's also a YouTube mode, which automatically records 30fps VGA video and stores it to microSD for uploading.
It says a lot about me, I suppose, but when I was younger I thought a calculator-watch was possibly the coolest thing you could have on your wrist. Pro-electronics engineer David Jones obviously feels the same way, as he's replaced his broken Casio CFX-400 scientific calculator watch with a DIY μWatch based on a 16-bit microprocessor, two-line 16-character display and full keypad.
Casio Japan has today announced an unprecedented high density two-inch LCD with 546 pixel-per-inch. The compact LCD uses a a-Si TFT (amorphous silicon thin-film transistor) color liquid crystal display combines with company’s proprietary HAST (hyper-amorphous silicon TFT) technology; boasts a higher resolution and a higher aperture ratio display with resolution of Quarter High Resolution (960x540). The QHD LCD module is capable to display 16.77milion colors and has a view angle of 160 degrees.
Just because you love the latest gadgets doesn’t mean you have to forfeit more traditional designs. And if you love antiques, you can still get that priceless look from modern tech. Case in point, the Casio G-Shock G8100A-5. This wrist watch is made from bronze-colored aluminum and has a perforated resin band, giving it a rustic appeal. Some may define it as “steampunk” but I wouldn’t quite agree with that. For me, steampunk requires gears, mechanisms, steam and other Victorian tech. Just because something looks old, doesn’t mean it’s steampunk. But I digress.
Casio has announced a number of new projectors, intended for the boardroom but compact enough to make them tempting to road-warriors and the occasionally entertained, too. All fitting into the Super Slim range, the four new models include two with "Super Color" technology and two with "Super Bright"; they each have a 2x power zoom, 1,800:1 contrast ratio, automatic & manual keystone correction and have a native XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution (or maximum UXGA 1,600 x 1,200).
Transmissive LCD panels are nothing particularly new - they basically reflect sunlight back through the panel so as to mimic the effect of a traditional backlight, and as such make the screen usable outdoors - but Casio's latest attempt is so efficient it doesn't require any supplementary backlighting at all. Named Blanview LCD, the system boasts 30-percent increased transmittance and 50-percent reduction in power consumption over the previous display technology.
The latest addition to Casio EXilim Zoom family is a stylish, slim and compact 8.1MP EXilim EX-Z9 featuring an 1/2.5-inch CCD sensor with 4x digital zoom, 3x optical zoom range of 37.5-112.5mm (35mm equiv.)
If you are into timepiece collection, there’s one limited edition of G-shock that doesn’t cost you arms and legs. In celebrating the 25th anniversary of G-shock line, Casio will release a limited edition of G-shock, MRG-8000G in selected countries: Japan, USA, German and England.
Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 made it full appearance at CES 2008 last month with world’s fastest burst shooting digital camera. The record setting EX-F1 is capable to capture a full resolution at 60fps and up to 1200fps at 336x92. The revolutionary six-megapixel machine gunner is a piece of high tech digital camera with breakthrough innovation and engineering; it deserves a spot at Popular Mechanics Editor’s choice award. Congrat!
My brother-in-law came up to me last week and asked about my opinion on which brand he should look into for a digital compact camera. He likes something slim with best performance and pictures quality. (Don’t we all do? ) Heck, what do I know about p&s camera? I write about them but my DSLR set-up weights more than 10lb and that’s what I use most of the time. Of course, that wasn’t my response to my
beloved bro but I promised him I will look into one.
Casio brings wider angle for landscape and structure fans at CES 2008 with the addition of new EXILIM zoom duo Ex-Z200 and Ex-Z100. The announcement doesn’t strike us like their big brother, 12 mp EX-Z1200 announced back in May 2007. It uses a mere 10.1 mp CCD sensor with new feature of zoom series first to use 4x optical zoom 28 - 112mm, 35mm equivalent zoom lenses at F2.6 to F5.8. Movie mode is supported from 320x240 up to 848x480 in additional to a YouTube capture mode.