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Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Saturday 25th, September 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

News report Photokina - Casio released a new camera model in its line-up of Exilim digital cameras, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10. Powered by the new Exilim Engine HS that integrates high-speed shooting and high-speed image processing, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 creates amazingly artistic photographs using Casio's high dynamic range (HDR) technology. This next-generation high-speed camera represents a dramatic advancement beyond existing digital cameras. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera comes with the new Exilim Engine HS and a high-sensitivity, 12 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Its high-speed burst shooting greatly enhance the performance of basic camera functions like shooting, viewing and recording.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 digital camera
With Casio's HDR technology, each press of the shutter button actually takes several shots with different exposures and instantly combines them into a single, great-looking photo with a high dynamic range. This ensures that both light and dark areas are clearly visible in the photograph and minimizes washed out or overly dark areas. The HDR-ART function on the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera uses this HDR technology to create beautifully artistic photographs. It locally controls the contrast and the level of color saturation of the analyzed subject, and achieves the kind of novel effects that used to be possible only using specialist PC software - with a single press of the shutter. Now anyone can create dramatic, eye-catching authentic HDR pictures with ease.

Casio EX-ZR10 photo and video functions
The wide range of shooting options also includes Premium Auto which takes beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button, and Slide Panorama that allows users to easily capture 360-degree panoramic images. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera also offers a full range of movie functions. In addition to high-speed movie recording at up to 480 fps for slow motion movies, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera also takes Full HD movies (H.264). While shooting a movie, users can also capture still photos with the optical zoom and burst shooting function.

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Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 lens
The wide-angle 28 mm 7x optical zoom lens achieves zoom performance equivalent to 14x optical zoom with Casio's Multi SR Zoom, which actually combines a number of still images to create a sharp, clear photo. In addition, the dual image processing circuits built into the new engine dramatically reduce the interval between shots, and ultra-high speed burst shooting captures crucial moments at a maximum speed of 40 shots per second. These camera functions let nothing slip by unrecorded.

Casio Exilim ZR10 offers high-speed shooting
The new Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera incorporates the newly developed Exilim Engine HS for high-speed shooting and high-speed processing. Equipped with multiple CPUs, a reconfigurable processor that delivers functional and performance flexibility plus high-speed processing, and dual image processing circuits, Casio's new engine achieves functions that were simply impossible before, such as HDR ART, which creates artistic photographs, and simultaneously movie and continuous still shooting. Further, the compositing function using high precision image analysis and processing records highly detailed images without losing any of the fine texture with high speed.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Casio Exilim ZR10 incorporates HDR technology
With Casio's HDR technology, each press of the shutter button actually takes several shots with different exposures and instantly combines them into a single image with a high dynamic range. This ensures that both light and dark areas are vividly reproduced in the photograph, minimizing washed out or overly dark areas, reproducing the scene just as seen by the human eye. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera uses newly developed algorithms that expand the dynamic range while maintaining high contrast, even when shooting subjects in difficult, strong contrast situations. HDR ART combines continuous shots with differing exposures, performing high precision image analysis to locally change the contrast and the level of color saturation. This allows users to create truly artistic photographs radically different than anything possible on conventional digital cameras.

Ultra-high speed burst shooting with the Casio ZR10
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 can take up to 30 shots of 10 megapixel high-resolution images with high-speed burst shooting at a maximum speed of 40 shots per second. What is more, if the camera is set to Prerecord Continuous Shutter, users will not miss a single critical moment even if they press the shutter a little late, since the camera starts shooting when the shutter button is only depressed halfway. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 uses a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. With 12-megapixel, high-resolution images, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 achieves low-noise, high-quality photography even in dim lighting. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera also comes with CMOS-shift image stabilization.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

Casio EX-ZR10 equipped with Premium Auto
Premium Auto enables the camera to automatically analyze the scene being photographed - including distinguishing night scenes, back lighting, a blue sky, green trees or a sunset - as well as sensing whether there is a face in the frame, the movement and position of the subject, and whether a tripod is being used. It simultaneously optimizes settings for exposure, ISO sensitivity, focus location, photo blur correction, tonal range and color balance, and level of noise reduction. Images are analyzed pixel by pixel to apply different correction to people and backgrounds. Premium Auto delivers an advanced level of full auto photography, ensuring high quality photos with just a press of the shutter button. With Premium Auto, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 camera automatically applies Makeup Mode processing to the image when people are the subject, and Landscape Mode processing when scenery is the subject, creating beautiful photos in all kinds of situations.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10

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