Casio has announced a new compact camera in the body of the Exilim EX-100, which features a 28-300mm lens and a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
Roughly a day has passed since the rumor mill managed to uncover some details about a so-called Casio Exilim EX-100 camera along with a blurry photo.
Although it has been expected to become official at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014, the Japan-based company has decided to spill the beans one week earlier.
As a result, the Casio Exilim EX-100 compact camera has been introduced officially with premium features, ready to take on the Canon PowerShot G16 and Nikon Coolpix P7800.
Casio introduces Exilim EX-100 to take on Canon PowerShot G16 and Nikon Coolpix P7800
The specifications list of the Casio Exilim EX-100 begins with a 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch-type BSI CMOS image sensor and a 10.7x optical zoom lens.
The lens is something worth taking a closer look, as it offers a 35mm equivalent of 28-300mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto ends. However, the more important feature is the constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, which can be used throughout the entire focal length range.
To put things into perspective, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, while the Nikon Coolpix P7800 offers a 28-200mm f/2-4 lens.
Casio employs a wide aperture and a longer focal length, so photographers who travel a lot could appreciate this combination more than the alternatives.
Bigger screen for the Casio Exilim EX-100 and nicer aces up its sleeve compared to its rivals
Casio EX-100 comes with a 3.5-inch tilting screen on the back, which is bigger than the 3-inch displays found in the Nikon and Canon models. Moreover, the Canon model has a fixed screen, so this is another advantage for the Exilim compact camera.
The company has confirmed that its new shooter features 5-axis image stabilization technology, removing the unwanted, but inevitable blur caused by camera shakes.
This compact camera is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 videos at 30 frames per second and 6fps in continuous shooting mode with AF tracking enabled. Additionally, it takes RAW photos, so users can edit them with the help of dedicated software.
Some impressive tricks consist of time-lapse recording and all-in-focus macro modes. Casio Exilim EX-100 also improves your creative skills with the help of an amazing 1,000fps high-speed video recording feature.
Casio adds WiFi and 250-second shutter speed to its premium compact camera series
Since this is a premium camera that wants the respect of photographers, it features an ISO sensitivity range between 80 and 12,8000. Furthermore, the shutter speed ranges from a maximum of 1/2000th of a second to a minimum of 250 seconds.
The connectivity is decently-specced, too, considering the fact that the usual USB 2.0 and HDMI ports are there. Add them to the built-in WiFi feature and you could say that you will always be able to share content to nearby devices regardless of where you are.
Casio Exilim EX-100’s dimensions are 119.9 x 67.9 x 50.5mm and its weight reaches 389 grams.
Unfortunately, the release date and price details have not been mentioned in the press release. However, they might be revealed in the near future, so stick around to find them out.