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Yet Another Ultra-Slim Digital Camera: Casio EX-S500 Announced
by Ben Stafford -  6/9/2005

So does everyone have an ultra-slim camera announced yet?  I thought we were about there, but here comes Casio with the EX-S500 - a slick looking model that is .54 inches thick at its thinnest point.  The 5 megapixel, 3x optical EX-S500 comes in orange, gray, or white, and features a 2.2 inch LCD.  The battery is good for 200 shots and the EXILIM engine includes Anti Shake features to minimize image blur.  The camera can also shoot MPEG-4 movies at 640x480 resolution and 30 frames per second (fps).  The internal memory (all 8.3MB of it) can expanded with SD/MMC memory cards.

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Press Release

June 9, 2005, Dover, NJ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in conjunction with Casio, Inc. announces the release of the newest addition to the EXILIM CARD digital camera series. True to the series, the EX-S500 model is barely bigger than a credit card and just .54" at its thinnest point. Packed into the pocket-sized body are 5.0 mega pixels and MPEG-4 quality movie recording capabilities, allowing more than one hour of standard video recording when using a 1GB SD memory card. Casio's EXILIM Engine's Anti Shake Digital Signal Processor also makes blurry pictures nearly a thing of the past.

The EX-S500 is a culmination of Casio's core technologies, combining cutting-edge miniaturization and digital expertise with state-of-the-art movie recording capability. As with all digital cameras in the EXILIM Series, the EXILIM CARD features Casio's EXILIM Engine, an image processing module that makes for high quality images, quick operation, and low power consumption that has made EXILIM the camera of choice for many users. The latest version of the EXILIM Engine features the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused by shaking hands or moving subjects, while the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions ensure that photos are properly focused.

"The EX-S500, which is available in fashionable white, orange and gray colors incorporates Casio's heralded EXILIM Engine along with advanced MPEG4 quality movie capabilities and anti-blur technology--- all in a digital camera that's barely the size of a credit card," says John Clough, President of Casio, Inc. "In a market where manufacturers are selling disposable camcorders because of their portable travel appeal, the S500 is the perfect icon for permanent multi-functionality exhibiting a re-useable "best of class technology" as an affordable business, leisure and fashion accessory."

In addition to the anti-blur technology, 5.0 mega pixel resolution and 3X zoom capability means high quality pictures. A large 2.2-inch TFT LCD screen makes still and video photography easy to shoot, and the lithium ion rechargeable battery allows up to 200 shots on one charge.

The pocket-sized EX-S500 is quick and easy to use for both business and pleasure. Comparable in size and weight with most cell phones, the EX-S500 is conveniently portable, taking high quality pictures and movies anywhere, anytime.

Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Casio, Inc., markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, portable color TVs, timepieces (Wrist Technology), cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio, the unexpected extra -- for more information visit our web site at www.casio.com.

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EXILIM CARD EX-S500 MAIN FEATURES

High Performance, High Quality Thin Card-Sized Highlights

Easy to use camera functions

Miscellaneous Features