Casio has expanded the High Speed Exilim series of compact cameras with the introduction of the EX-ZR800 model, which replaces the EX-ZR700.
Casio is still manufacturing cameras despite the fact that sales have dropped dramatically during the past few years. Its latest shooter is here to act as an EX-ZR700 replacement and it is called Casio EX-ZR800.
Casio EX-ZR800 compact camera officially revealed with 5-axis IS technology
The Exilim series of cameras now employs a high-quality device that is packed with 5-axis image stabilization technology. The EX-ZR800 will be capable of capturing better photos in low-light environments, which seems to have become a must-have feature recently.
The company says that it is aiming to stick to its “Triple Zero” mantra. It refers to eliminate shutter lag, blurring, and out-of-focus images caused by shakes.
First Exilim camera to feature Time Lapse shooting mode
Casio EX-ZR800 specs list reveals that the camera features an 18x optical zoom lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent of 25-450mm. The camera takes photos with the help of a 16-megapixel 1/2.3″-type BSI CMOS sensor, which is similar to the one found in its predecessor.
It seems like the company is putting a lot of emphasis on low-light capabilities, but it is worth noting that this is the first Exilim camera with a built-in Time Lapse mode.
Time-lapse photography is becoming more common, while Casio is also looking to grab a little more attention with a multitude of modes and filters. The list also includes HDR Art Shot that could be useful for landscape shots.
Just in case there is not enough light in the surrounding areas, the shooter comes packed with an autofocus assist light, as well as a flash.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 shoots RAW photos
Casio’s new camera is powered by an Exilim Engine HS Ver. 3 dual-CPU with parallel processing support. The EX-ZR800 is also capable of taking RAW shots, thus photographers will be able to improve their shots in post-processing.
A 3-inch LCD screen allows users to review their images and videos. The maximum aperture range is f/3.5 through f/5.9 depending on focal length. Manual exposure modes are there, too, including P / A / S / M.
The device comes with full HD video recording support at 30 frames per second. In the connectivity department we have USB 2.0 and miniHDMI ports, while storage is provided by a SD / SDHC / SDXC slot.
Availability and price information
Casio EX-ZR800 release date has been slated for September. For the time being, the compact camera will be released only in Europe for a price of €399.
Meanwhile, the current generation, called EX-ZR700, is available for $288.69 at Amazon. It remains to be seen if and when Casio will begin selling the new model in the United States.