It's seems to be a morning of digital cameras, with Casio the latest to whip out their pocket-snapper. The Casio EXILIM EX-H10 has a 12.1-megapixel CCD paired with a 24mm 10x optical zoom, and while it may not have the AMOLED panel of the Samsung WD1000 it does manages to squeeze a similarly-sized 3-inch LCD into its sub-1-inch thick chassis.
Casio has previously launched a promote web site to detail its Dynamic Photo function that enabling photo doctoring on-the-fly, a simple function that can extract moving subject, for up to 20 consecutive images, then superimpose into a background of your choice. A free online web service that offers video conversion for a variety of movie data is now available at its Japanese site.
The new feature looks fairly simple to operate - Select the “Dynamic Shoot” function to capture images with subject against a background, and another with the background without the subject. The camera will automatically extract subject from the background, create a cut out moving subject to be placed into a variety of backgrounds during playback. The placement of the subject can be easily adjusted to match the scene of the background. Also, you can select one or up to twenty moving frames for each task. An online data conversion service, available at no extra cost, will further optimize the resulting motion image for the uses of digital media devices or formats such as photo frame, e-greeting, auction or mobile phone.
A snaphot of the much-speculated Casio Exilim NX9250 has turned up and revealed its exact megapixel count yesterday. Fewer details have we learned about the incoming Casio Exilim camera phone NX-9250. Casio and Verizon were up to release a new Exilim cameraphone from the hunch of an FCC draw-up. It would be a dualband CDMA (800/1900MHz) device with EVDO Rev. A support and was speculated to carry megapixel count digital camera function from its Exilim P&S camera line-up or perhaps to spare parts of its much-advanced W63CA 8MP AMOLED cameraphone. Not by much, the chubby Exilim doesn’t look as sleek as the W63CA from the spy photo. Though out of focus, it’s not hard to tell the 5.1 megapixel imprint from the picture. If anything more to be disclosed, it’s likely a swivel-flip design cameraphone.
Casio are preparing to release another Exilim cameraphone in the US, the NX-9250, most likely through carrier Verizon. The handset, which has just been approved by the FCC, is a dualband CDMA (800/1900MHz) device with EVDO Rev. A support.
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.