Casio unveils its latest high-speed Exilim camera, the EX-ZR100 and two new entry-level point-and-shoots, the EX-ZS10 and EX-ZS5 as CES 2011 is about to kick off in Las Vegas.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
The speedy ZR100 boasts a stabilized 12.1 megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor capable of producing thirty 10 megapixel frames at up to 40 fps. The ZR100 will record slow motion video at up to 1000 fps and will record conventional 1080 HD video at 30 fps.
The ZR100 will have a 12.5x optical zoom lens covering a 24-300mm angle of view. Casio claims that a Multi Frame SR Zoom function will digitally extend that zoom range up to 25x while repairing the damage that is typically done to an image using digital zoom.
A dual-core Exilim Engine HS is responsible for processing those rapid-fire images as well as producing a claimed 0.37 shot-to-shot time. A Slide Panorama feature will stitch images together to create a final photo of up to 360 degrees.
Casio Exilim EX-ZS10 and EX-ZS5
Casio’s two newest entry-level point-and-shoots offer 5x optical zoom lenses and 14.1 megapixel sensors. The ZS10 will record 720p HD video while the ZS5 tops out at VGA quality video recording. Both cameras feature a 26mm wide angle lens, a 2.7-inch LCD and 23 scene modes.
Pricing and availability
The Exilim EX-ZR100 will be available in March 2011 at an MSRP of $299.99. The Exilim ZS10 and ZS5 will also appear in March, costing $119.99 and $99.99 respectively.