A so-called Casio EX-100 camera has showed up on the web along with a partial specifications list and a hint that it will be announced in the foreseeable future.
Despite struggling to be at the top, Casio is still making cameras. Most of them are compact models that do not come packed with impressive features and are aimed at entry-level photographers.
Towards the end of 2013, Casio has launched the Exilim EX-10, a higher-end compact shooter designed to take on the Nikon Coolpix P7800 and the Canon PowerShot G16. However, the company is on the verge of introducing another product.
Casio EX-100 photo shows up online, reveals high-end compact camera
Sources in Japan have leaked a Casio EX-100 photo, picturing another high-end model with a fixed lens, along with some specs.
The fact that the company may launch another device for this category of consumers may mean that the sales of the EX-10 have not gone as planned and something better is required to allow Casio to battle with the digital imaging giants, such as Nikon and Canon.
The leaked image is a bit blurry, but it allows us to have an idea of what it will look like. As a result, we could say that the Casio EX-10 design resembles a combination between the Nikon Coolpix P7800 and Nikon Coolpix A.
Specs to include high-zoom lens with constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
Casio EX-100 will feature a 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch-type image sensor and a 6-24.2mm f/2.8 lens that will provide a 35mm equivalent of 28-300mm.
The sensor is probably identical to the one found in the Casio EX-10, but the lens is bigger and it provides a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8.
This will come in handy as a bright aperture ensures that photographers can keep ISO sensitivity down, while low-light performance will certainly increase even at the telephoto end of the lens.
Casio might announce the EX-100 compact camera at CP+ 2014
An exact release date has not been provided, but these leaks are usually a sign that a camera will be released soon.
Coincidence or not, the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 will begin on February 13, while multiple manufacturers will launch their products on February 12.
The more, the merrier, so it would not be surprising at all for Casio to reveal the Exilim EX-100 HS around CP+ 2014.