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Casio adds YouTube to Exilim camera mix

updated 09:45 am EDT, Tue July 10, 2007

Casio Exilim YouTube

Casio on Tuesday tried to capture the web generation by launching two uniquely upgraded cameras in its extra-thin Card and Zoom lines. Both the EX-S880 (pictured) and the EX-S77 share a YouTube Capture mode that streamlines the process of getting video to Google's premier website. Video is optimized to a web-friendly 640x480, H.264 format and is accompanied by a special tool that helps upload the resulting clips to the web; the full process takes no more than three steps and as little as two, Casio says. Either camera can also produce an eBay-optimized shot and includes software-based motion compensation as well as face detection.

The S880 is the most conspicuous upgrade, jumping from 7.2 to 8.1 megapixels while including a burst shot mode that captures 4 frames per second at 2 megapixels. Owners of the S77 get the same 7.2 megapixels of the S75 but also see an Easy Mode for simplified camera settings and a faster 5 frames-per-second burst mode at the lowered 2-megapixel resolution.

Casio expects the two cameras to reach shops in August with choices of multiple colors. The S880 will be available in black or red for $300, while the S77 is the company's mainstream effort with blue, black, pink, silver, and white versions arriving in stores for $230. More cameras with YouTube Capture are expected towards the end of the year.

Exilim EX-S880 (based on S770, shown)



Exilim EX-S77




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  1. staloysius777

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ooooo

    What a concept, casio. But it won't work very well, YouTube ain't that hot nor what makes the iPhone so cool.

  1. petsounds

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:ooooo

    I don't think this has anything to do with the iPhone's inclusion of YouTube access.

    I think it's a smart idea on their part, and in the crowded compact digital camera market, anything you can do to stand out is a good thing.

    However, I have no idea what this article is doing on a Mac site. It has nothing to do with Apple at all.

  1. Salsa

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPod Compatible?

    I wonder if Casio uses an H.264 profile that is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and AppleTV. Everybody has one feature that they wish Apple would add to the iPhone. For me, I need to record video.

    The iPhone still camera would be all I needed if it had even a crappy flash.

  1. Salsa

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mac Site?

    petsounds said:

    > I have no idea what this article > is doing on a Mac site. > It has nothing to do with Apple at all.

    Hello, petsounds. Take a loot at he URL. You are NOT on a Mac site.

  1. petsounds

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: salsa

    *Looks at the URL*

    It says MacNN.

    I guess they are sharing stories and comments between sites, and just applying a different template based on what site you're on. Lame.

    Still, what I said stands. This is not a story that should be on MacNN.

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