DSLR cameras are cool and the geeky among us want something with tons of features no matter if it costs us a week's pay. However, there are those out there that want a cheap camera that is easy to use and will fit in a pocket to carry around on the go.
Casio Japan have unleashed a pair of new digital cameras, the Exilim EX-Z450 and EX-Z90, each toting 12.1-megapixels and various automated features which hope to take the setting-headache out of point-and-shoot photography. The two snappers can each identify faces together with working out the best settings for landscapes, pets, fast-moving objects or other subjects.
Casioannounced a new projector to go along with their other slim models called the XJ-S43W today. The biggest change? This model works much better with widescreen and HD sources when compared to previous models.
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.