Casio launched the 180-Degree Outdoor Recording Gear EX-FR200 and EXILIM EX-ZR5000

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Kuala Lumpur (11 October 2016) — Casio Malaysia Sdn Bhd., today launched the Outdoor Recording Gear EX-FR200, the latest addition to its EXILIM family of digital cameras. The new camera captures 180-degree, Dome View images with the press of a button, empowering users to capture the exciting experiences they are enjoying in the great outdoors.

The previously released EX-FR10 and FR100 Outdoor Recorder models have proven popular for their tough construction featuring an LCD-equipped controller that detaches from the camera body, as Visual Communication Gear designed to empower users to capture exciting experiences while enjoying the outdoors.

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The new EX-FR200 takes an entire 180-degree image with the press of a button, capturing the whole background including the user and companions, no matter what angle of view. In addition to Dome View capture, the camera can take 360-degree horizontal Panorama photos and videos, as well as 208-degree diagonal Super Wide Angle photos and videos, offering flexibility for virtually any kind of scene.

Dome View images can be transferred to a smartphone and viewed using the EXILIM Album app, which automatically splits the image into either three perspective views (photos) or two perspective views (video clips), each corrected for distortion. This makes it possible to simultaneously view the image from different perspectives, to truly bring the experience alive. The user can view an area in full screen, to relive the moment and reveal new discoveries.

The app automatically selects images and video clips in the album, created within the app, and generates a Highlight Timeline. These are ideal for sharing on social media, enabling others to experience the moment and adding a new dimension to enjoying images.

Casio will also release the separate EX-FR100CA camera body, which expands the range of shooting options by enabling the user to control two cameras with one controller to simultaneously shoot the action from different perspectives. In addition, two EX-FR200 camera bodies can be used together to enable Full 360° shooting.

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Main Features of the EX-FR200

Four shooting modes provide options for virtually any scene

The fisheye lens enables 180-degree Dome View shooting, Panorama shooting, and Super Wide Angle shooting, accommodating virtually any kind of scene.

  • Dome View mode captures the entire 180-degree view The camera captures the entire 180-degree surrounding view with the press of a button, capturing the whole background including the user and companions, no matter what angle of view. Captured images can be viewed in split perspectives using the EXILIM Album app, truly bringing the experience alive.
  • 360-degree Panorama mode
    By shooting with the lens facing up, users can capture 360-degree horizontal panoramic images. Shoot powerful images at the press of a button, without having to turn the camera.
  • 208-degree diagonal Super Wide Angle mode
    The camera can capture 208-degree diagonal Super Wide Angle images by automatically trimming from the center portion of the lens’s shooting range.
  • Use two cameras to shoot Full 360° images
    Use two cameras together to capture Full 360° images with a 360-degree horizontal and vertical view.

 

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EXILIM Album smartphone app offers new ways to enjoy photos

View Dome View and Full 360° images in the EXILIM Album app, and create albums of photos and video clips. Users can automatically generate a Highlight Timeline or video clip from an album, using images and video clips chosen by the app based on shooting data. These can be saved on the user’s smartphone*1 and shared on social media, enabling others to experience the moment and adding a new dimension to enjoying images.

  • Dome View and Full 360° image split display
    EXILIM Album automatically splits Dome View and Full 360° images into either three perspective views (photos) or two perspective views (video clips), each corrected for distortion. This makes it possible to simultaneously view an image from different perspectives. The user can also view an area in full screen to see all the details.
  • Dome View and Full 360° image full-screen display
    The user can swipe to adjust the displayed area, to get a feel for the entire Dome View or Full 360° image. The displayed area can also adjust to the orientation of the smartphone.
  • Highlight Timeline
    The app can automatically generate a Highlight Timeline from an album, using photos and video clips chosen by the app and with a soundtrack. Scroll up and down through the summary to review what happened, or tap on an image to view it.
  • Highlight Movie
    The app can automatically generate a Highlight Movie from an album that truly brings the experience alive, using photos and video clips automatically selected by the app.

 

EXILIM 360 Viewer for PCs enables user to view, edit, and export Dome View images

Use EXILIM 360 View for PCs to view and edit Dome View and Full 360°photos and video. Users can convert images to the 360-degree file format supported by YouTube, to share and enjoy over social media.

 

Multi-camera support allows cameras to be combined and installed in different ways

The EX-FR200 can be combined with the super-wide-angle 16 mm lens-equipped EX-FR100 or an EX-FR100CA camera body, to control two cameras from one controller. The cameras can be operated to simultaneously shoot the action from different perspectives, or programmed to shoot at different times. The controller can also simultaneously play back photos and video captured from two cameras. Additionally, the EX-FR100CA can be operated from a smartphone without a controller.

 

Bluetooth® Smart enables and controls connection with smartphone

Bluetooth® Smart enables and controls the constant connection between the camera and a smartphone with the EXILIM Connect application installed.

  • EXILIM Auto Transfer function for automatically sending images to a smartphone
    With the EXILIM Auto Transfer function, users can have the images they have taken sent automatically to a smartphone in their bag or pocket when the camera is in sleep mode. Using the photo-sharing app, Scene, images sent to a smartphone can be automatically uploaded to a cloud-based photo album

 

Construction features modular camera unit and controller for freestyle shooting

The camera unit and controller can be configured in different ways to suit the situation, either separated or with the lens and LCD facing the same way for self-portraits, or in a camera configuration with the camera body folded.

  • Shock-resistant, low temperature resistant, waterproof and dustproof design for use during outdoor activities
    Casio made the EX-FR200 with extremely strong materials and a sturdy construction. The shock-resistant camera unit and controller can each withstand a drop of 1.3 meters. Usable in all kinds of tough conditions, the EX-FR200 can operate in temperatures as low as −10 C° and meets IP6X dustproof standards and IPX8 and IPX6 waterproof standards.
  • Optional attachments for a wealth of shooting options
    Optional attachments open up a wealth of shooting options. The EAM-2 multi-angle clip, which rotates 360 degrees, can be used to attach the camera body to a backpack or other spot. The EAM-4 multi-angle stick extends up to 104.5 cm with the camera body attached at the top and the controller body mounted at the base. Casio is also releasing the EAM-8 multi-camera mounter that holds two camera bodies.

 

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Interval shooting automatically captures and can alternate between photos and video
Interval shooting automatically captures photos and video at predetermined intervals, including while the user is engaged in an activity. Presets for activities such as hiking and cycling are programmed to capture at ideal intervals for each activity.

 

High-speed movie recording catches details invisible to the naked eye
High-speed movie recording at high quality up to 240 fps reveals rapid motions that are invisible to the naked eye, such as in fast-moving sports. Play back the action in slow motion.

 

Camera shake correction preserves all the beauty captured in action shots
This feature reduces blur even while shooting on the move during activities.

 

Casio launched the EXILIM EX-ZR5000 with 19mm Super-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Casio Malaysia Sdn Bhd. launched the EX-ZR5000 today, the latest addition to its EXILIM family of digital cameras. The new camera features a 19mm super-wide-angle lens that takes breathtaking photos with an expansive perspective. Under the brand concept of “Amazing Gear,” EXILIM cameras continue to deliver new uses and new ways to enjoy digital picture-taking.

The new EX-ZR5000 features a 19mm super-wide-angle lens that takes beautiful, breathtaking photos, capturing the sweeping landscapes and magnificent structures the user may see while traveling. The wide-angle view captures the full background even when taking self-portraits or group shots, to produce appealing photos that enhance the imagination of the viewer.

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The new Wide View Photo mode automatically creates a zoom to wide-angle animation, by capturing both a zoomed-in still image and a zoomed-out wide-angle still image. The zoom angle tracks the original position even when the camera is shifted, enabling the user to adjust the composition according to the subject. Animations created using Wide View Photo leave a completely different impression by revealing the background, to produce delightful and surprising moments for sharing on social media.

The EX-ZR5000 is equipped with a 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor that has a large surface for receiving more light when shooting in dim indoor lighting and for high-speed burst shooting. Together with its super-wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, the camera can capture beautiful night views and attractive images of quick-moving subjects such as children and pets. Make-up mode can be applied while viewing an image to give skin a smooth, fresh look by adjusting the color and smoothness for healthy-looking skin, expressing subtle details and bringing out feminine beauty with remarkable clarity.

 

Main Features of the EX-ZR5000

19mm super-wide-angle lens captures breathtaking photos with an expansive perspective
The lens takes beautiful and breathtaking photos, capturing the sweeping landscapes and magnificent structures the user may see while traveling. The wide-angle view captures the full background even when taking self-portraits or group shots, to produce appealing shots that enhance the imagination of the viewer.

  • Super-wide-angle 5x optical zoom
    The compact body of the EX-ZR5000 packs a super-wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens. Thanks to the premium zoom feature based on super-resolution technology, the camera maintains high-resolution image quality up to a 10x zoom equivalent.
  • High-resolution F2.7
    The EX-ZR5000 has a bright F2.7, wide-angle lens. The molded glass lens delivers high resolution image quality through optical aberration correction and is designed to reduce surface reflection, with a filter to reduce ghosting.

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Wide View Photo mode produces zoom to wide angle animations from still images

Wide View Photo mode automatically creates a zoom to wide angle animation, by capturing both a zoomed-in still image and a zoomed-out wide-angle still image. The zoom angle tracks the original position even when the camera is shifted, enabling the user to adjust the composition according to the subject. Animations created using Wide View Photo leave a completely different impression by revealing the background, to produce delightful and surprising moments for sharing on social media.

 

Highlight Movie and Highlight Photo create a digest movie or photo collage of the images shot on a specific day

  • Highlight Movie
    Highlight Movie uses an original algorithm to automatically generate a fun digest movie featuring not only group shots and self-portraits, but also landscapes and various other scenes. Now with new wedding-themed soundtracks.
  • Highlight Photo
    With the Highlight Photo function, the user just specifies the shooting date and a layout, and the camera will then use image data to automatically select recommended photos from that date to compile a single collage.

 

Make-up mode helps achieve the ideal look for feminine skin, with special features for taking self-portraits

  • Make-up mode for a healthy, fresh complexion
    Make-up mode expresses subtle details and brings out feminine beauty with remarkable clarity, creating natural and fresh-looking skin tones to help achieve the ideal look for feminine skin.
  • Selfie Art for adding artistic effects to self-portraits
    Users can add five artistic effects to images already made beautiful with the make-up function. The Elegant effect makes a photo look like it was taken right next to a window, while Foggy adds a softer ambience to the image. In other options, the Fairy effect brings out the feminine qualities of the image, while Nostalgic creates a sentimental, wistful mood. Finally, Vivid makes photos brighter.
  • Tilt-type LCD and Front Shutter optimal for self-portraits
    The tilt-type LCD enables users to check the angle of the shot and composition while taking a self-portrait, and the convenient Front Shutter makes it easy to take vertical self-portraits. The Motion Shutter lets users activate the shutter just by waving a hand in front of the camera. These features make it even more fun and easy to take self-portraits.

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Inverted processing enables mirror-image shooting

When the user points the lens and display in the same direction to take a self-portrait, the EX-ZR5000 can process the image as it appears on the screen, inverting it from left to right.

 

Large 1/1.7-inch sensor clearly captures moving subjects

Combined with the bright F2.7, wide-angle lens, the 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which has a large surface for receiving more light when shooting in dim lighting and for capturing quick-moving subjects such as children and pets, always captures the decisive moment.

 

High-speed technology delivers responsive picture taking

  • EXILIM Engine HS Ver. 3 for rapid camera response
    Thanks to its dual-CPU and two parallel image processors, the EX-ZR5000 offers a fast startup time of only 1.2 seconds, high-speed autofocus in 0.17 seconds, a lightning-fast shutter response of 0.015 seconds, and a rapid capture interval as short as 0.22 seconds.
  • High-speed burst shooting to capture every movement
    The EX-ZR5000 is capable of high-speed burst shooting of 12-megapixel images at up to 30 frames per second and with a maximum of 30 shots. If the AF Burst Shooting mode is used, up to 6 frames per second and a maximum of 30 shots are possible while focusing in on a moving subject.

 

Bluetooth® Smart enables and controls connection with smartphone

Bluetooth® Smart enables and controls the constant connection between the camera and a smartphone with the EXILIM Connect application installed.

  • One Time Share feature for sharing images without needing to exchange addresses
    Using the Scene photo-sharing app, a QR Code is generated on the camera LCD. The QR Code can be read with a smartphone to easily share images, without needing to install the Scene app on the other smartphone.
  • User-selectable transfer mode
    In addition to transferring all images, the camera is equipped with a mode to automatically transfer to a smartphone only those photos shot with face detection while the tilt LCD is open, and modes to transfer only photos in which faces are detected or without faces. The user can also view and select which images to transfer, and simultaneously view other images or shoot still images or video during transfer.
  • Location data can be added to images transferred to a smartphone
    By enabling location data on a smartphone, location data for the time the photo was shot can be added to images sent to the phone. A smartphone app that works with location data can be used to show where images were taken on a map, providing a fun way to relive a trip.

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A variety of features ensure beautiful images in many situations

  • HS Anti Shake delivers precise correction on five axes of pitch, yaw, vertical shift, horizontal shift, and roll
  • Premium Auto Pro function produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button, using optimal settings and processing
  • HDR for beautiful images of high-contrast scenes
  • Triple Shot captures the moment as well as the moments before and after, by bracketing three consecutive shots
  • Blurred Background shooting mode beautifully blurs the background of the shot to highlight the subject
  • All-In-Focus Macro mode keeps everything in the shot in sharp focus, from up-close subjects to distant backgrounds
  • Macro goes down to 3 cm, and Magnifying Glass mode helps to further enlarge close-up subjects
  • Capable of high-speed burst shooting at as high as ISO 25600, the HS Night Shot function lets users shoot in low-light conditions without worrying about camera shake
  • Time Lapse plays back long-time changes in a short time in a movie