Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z9 Digital Camera

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Casio Introduces Stylish New 8.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
EX-Z9 Offers Increased Portability and 23 Best Shot Modes to EXILIM Zoom Series
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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z9 Digital Camera

DOVER, NJ, MARCH 6, 2008 — Casio America, Inc. introduced the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras today, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9. This newest member of the EXILIM line features a stylish, slim and compact design to increase portability, and provides an improved 8.1 megapixels of image resolution with 3X optical zoom.

This new model stays true to the user-friendly features that have become standard to the EXILIM Zoom series. The 2.6-inch wide LCD display enables users to easily navigate camera operations and enhance the review of images, while the 23 Best Shot Modes and face detection technology help users take high quality photos without having to adjust camera settings.

“Whether you are taking snap shots of your family at the park or your friends at a concert, this high-quality digital camera is sure to satisfy all of your photographic wants and needs,” said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. “Casio’s innovative YouTube Capture Mode allows videos to be recorded and uploaded directly to YouTube in as few as 3 steps, making the EX-Z9 perfect for online video enthusiasts.”
The EX-Z9 comes loaded with other useful features including Anti Shake DSP which reduces photo blur from shaky hands or moving subjects, allowing users to shoot images with ease and confidence.  Easy Mode simplifies the camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash and self timer).  With Easy Mode, the camera is set to take great photos in every situation without having to check presets or accidentally making a wrong adjustment. Casio’s Face Detection Technology maintains a sharp focus and the correct exposure for the human face.

Available at retail in March, the EX-Z9 will be available in pink, black, silver and orange and will have an MSRP of  $159.99.


  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 8.1 million effective megapixels and 3x optical zoom.
  • Generous 2.6-inch wide LCD display
  • 23 Best Shot Modes for high quality images
  • Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects
  • Easy Mode for simplifying the camera settings
  • Casio’s Face Detection technology for maintaining a sharp focus

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Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9 Specifications
File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2, DCF1.0, DPOF)Movies: Motion JPEG, AVI format, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)Audio (Voice Recording): WAV format (monaural)
Recording Media 18.6MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MMC (Multimedia Card), MMC plus (Multimedia Card plus) compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still images: 8M (3264×2448) / 3:2 (3264×2176) /16:9 (3264×1840 / 6M (2816×2112) /4M (2304×1728) / 2M (1600×1200) /VGA (640×480)
Movies: 848 x 480 (HQ Wide)640 x 480 (HQ/Normal) / 320 x 240 (LP)
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 8.1 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 8.29 megapixels
Lens/ Focal Length F2.8(W) – F5.2(T) / f=6.2 – 18.6mm
(Approx. 37.5 – 112.5mm equivalent to 35mm film)
6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom Ratio 3 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom)
HD Zoom Maximum 15.1x (@VGA, both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Focus Type: Contrast Detection Auto FocusFocus Mode: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, Manual focusAF Area: Spot, MultiFocus Range (Still Images):    Auto focus: Approx. 15.79″ – Infinity (W)    Macro: Approx. 5.91″* – 19.69″ (W)    Infinity Mode: Infinity (W)

    Manual focus: Approx. 5.91* – Infinity (W)

    * Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.

Exposure Metering Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by CCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed Auto : 1/2 – 1/2000 secondNight Scene : 4 – 1/2000 second(Depending on user’s setting of Camera
Aperture F2.8(W) – F5.6(W) (ND filter is being used.)(Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.)
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, manual WB
Still images: Auto/ ISO64/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO800/ ISO1600Movies: Auto
* SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
Self-Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Flash Mode Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Soft Flash, Red eye reduction
Flash Range Normal:Approx. .49′ – 9.19′
(W) Approx. 1.31′ – 4.92′ (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charge Time Approximately 7 seconds
Recording Functions Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS), BEST SHOT, Face Detection, Movie(Normal Movie, For YouTube), Voice Recording
* Audio recording is monaural
Playback Functions Playback Zoom (8X), 12-image Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow
Other Functions Key Customization, PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL)
Image Deletion One image / All images
With memory protect function
Approximate Maximum Audio Recording Times After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Voice Recording: 56 minutes 4 seconds (when using built-in memory)
Monitor 2.6-inch TFT color LCD w. 114,960 dots (479 x 240)
Viewfinder LCD monitor
Timekeeping Function Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
With time stamp function
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input / Output Terminals USB/AV port (USB compatible)
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) x1
Power Consumption 3.7V DC, Approximately 3.2W
Dimensions 3.64″ (W) x 2.17″ (H) x .91″ (D)
(excluding projections; .80″ at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 4.48 oz. (excluding battery and bundled accessories)

About Casio America, Inc.
EXILIM is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. “FSE” is a product provided by Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. For more information about “FSE”, visit OKI’s website at YouTube is a registered trademark of YouTube, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.

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