Casio Exilim ZR1100 has just been unveiled in order to officially replace the older ZR1000 compact camera.
Although compact camera sales are decreasing, Casio is not putting its plans on hold. The Japanese company has launched several new compact cameras this year and it felt that it is necessary to release one more.
Casio announces Exilim ZR1100 with 16.3MP sensor and 5-axis IS
The latest shooter from Casio is the Exilim Zr1100, which is here to substitute the ZR1000. One of its main advantages is that it shoots RAW photos therefore you can fairly say that professional photographers will not be entirely “scared” by it.
Casio ZR1100 also features a 16.1-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type backlit CMOS image sensor, 12.5x optical zoom lens that provides a 35mm equivalent of 24-300mm, and a maximum aperture between f/3 and f/5.9 depending on the focal length.
Another important advantage is the presence of a built-in 5-axis image stabilization technology. The system will prevent camera shakes, allowing people with trembling hands to capture high-quality photos.
Casio Exilim ZR1100 employs 3-inch tilting screen and ISO of up to 25,600
Casio has added that the compact camera is powered by an Exilim HS Ver.3 image processing engine. This decreases shutter lag and also ensures that the Exilim ZR1100 has a very fast boot time.
The shooter does not feature an optical or electronic viewfinder. Instead users will have to rely on the Live View mode, which is ensured by a 3-inch 920K-dot tilting LCD screen.
Since the camera is stabilized, it means that it captures improved photos in the dark. However, the maximum ISO of 25,600 will be helpful in case there is not enough light in the scene.
Time-lapse video and 6fps burst shot modes allow photographers to experiment
Casio Exilim ZR1100 comes with a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second, while the minimum is 15 seconds. This means that you should not expect it to capture dazzling star trail photos, though it supports time-lapse photography.
The compact camera does not feature WiFi, but it records 1280 x 720 videos at 30 frames per second. It sports an HDMI port and an USB 2.0 one. Meanwhile, storage is ensured by a SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.
ZR1100 is capable of focusing at a distance of just one centimeter, thanks to a new macro mode. Additionally, it offers a continuous shooting mode of up to 6fps.
Casios’s Exilim ZR1100 measures 107.5 x 61.5 x 36.7mm and weighs 256 grams. It will become available in black, pink, white, and yellow colors in late September in Japan for a price of 45,000 yen / $450.
Meanwhile, the ZR1000 continues to be available at Amazon for a price of $314.89.