Casio announces a new flaghship compact ultrazoom for CES, the Exilim EX-H30. Like the H10 before it, Casio claims a battery life of up to 1000 images per charge.
The Casio Exilim H30 has all the familiar features you'd expect from a compact ultrazoom. Keeping up with the competition, it offers a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor, an f/3.0-5.9 lens covering an equivalent angle of view of 24-300mm and 720p HD video. The camera body is 0.95 inches thin with a 3.0-inch 460k-dot LCD on the back panel.
Other features include a new Slide Panorama function, a feature that will stitch together images to create a final image covering up to 240 degrees. Casio touts this feature's ability to recognize and remove moving objects from the final product.
Sensor-shift image stabilization is utilized to help reduce image blur, and an Exilim Engine 5.0 boasts brighter images with better tonal gradation. The H30 will offer advanced users manual shooting modes and Premium Auto for beginners. The H30 is SD, SDHC and SDXC compatible.
Pricing and availability
The Casio EX-H30 will ship in March for an MSRP of $249.99. Color options include black, silver, red and gold.