updated 02:40 pm EST, Mon January 31, 2005
Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505
today launched its newest model in its EXILIM digital camera series. The new EXILIM PRO EX-P505 is a stylish digital camera equipped with a 5.0 megapixel imaging element and a 5X optical zoom as well as can shoot extended video scenes with high-image quality. The camera features Casio's "EXILIM engine" and a large 2-inch TFT color rotating screen along with the same manual operation made as its EX-P600 and high-quality MPEG-4 video at up to 30 fps at VGA resolution (640 x 480). The camera is more compact than other cameras in the line as well as offers USB 2.0 connectivity, video out for display on external sources, and a multilingual menu system. The EXILIM PRO EX-P505 will be available at retail the end of February for $500.
"We are very excited about this new addition to our award-winning EXILIM line. With the new EX-P505 you can now shoot videos and take quality digital photos. Casio's top-of-the-line EXILIM cameras are engineered for high image quality, high-speed operation, lower power consumption, and extremely compact dimensions," said John Clough, president of Casio, Inc. "We achieved these objectives through the use of Casio's remarkable "EXILIM engine," an extremely compact image module that represents the crystallization of Casio's advanced technology."
The more compact camera offers macro shooting down to 1 cm, an extended battery life (220 pictures per battery charge), high-speed startup (0.8 seconds), a short release time lag of only 0.01 sec, 22 different types shooting modes, pop-up flash, two hours of movie shooting on a single battery charge, and advanced video functions for capturing up to 8 secons of movie during a single shutter, pre-recording, conversion of multiple/single frames to a still photo, movie playback with zoom, basic movie editing, and more.