Casio Announces EXILIM 6-Megapixel Camera

From Casio’s press release:

Casio, Inc. in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer, Ltd. Tokyo, Japan, announced today the new EXILIM PRO EX-P600, a stunning addition to the growing family of EXILIM digital cameras. This easy-to-operate EX-P600 can take users to new heights of photographic expression with a multitude of high-performance features including a 6-megapixel CCD and 4X optical zoom lens.    

The EX-P600 will be available at retail in April 2004, with an MSRP of $649.99.

The EXILIM brand of compact digital cameras has become synonymous throughout the world for amazing features and style. The most notable attributes of the EXILIM brand include a thin, lightweight, card-size body, stylish stainless structure and the rapid shutter response to capture every special moment. The introduction of Casio Zoom products with 3X optical zoom and new large LCD offers the marketplace a new wave to fun photography and proves Casio’s sophisticated engineering and development capabilities.

“The new EXILIM PRO EX-P600 offers not only the style and features of a compact camera, but it represents a new series of digital cameras exhibiting mobility with speedy response, while offering functions usually found only on full-fledged high-end models,” said John Clough, president of Casio, Inc. The EX-P600 brings a whole new meaning to the excitement of photography, with a flexibility that hasn’t been possible with today’s fully automatic cameras. “This camera bridges the gap between the amateur and professional photographer,” Clough added.


High-resolution 6-megapixel imaging
A 6-megapixel CCD housed in a compact and refined stainless steel body, with high-resolution and low noise allowing for a rich variety of expression. The EX-P600 uses a high-performance Canon 4X optical zoom lens.

High speed response
In addition to a start-up time of approximately 2-seconds and approximately 0.01 second release time lag, the EX-P600 has a high-speed continuous shutter function to take 3 photos per second, up to 6 photos in succession, moving the camera up a level in terms of speed response.

Auto Bracketing
With one press of the shutter, variations of exposure, white balance and focus position can be set. The multi-bracketing feature allows for a variety of images with different color effects, contrast levels, etc. to be taken.

Quick response manual shooting
With a large 2.0” high-definition TFT LCD, all the necessary information about shooting and effects is displayed clearly. Manual settings can be changed on-screen easily, enabling quick shooting.

“CASIO plans to increase the stylish and high-performance EXILIM lineup of digital cameras, continually providing users with a new shooting style and a wider range of features. With it’s ease-of-use, high-speed response and imaging capabilities, we expect the EX-P600 to be a hit with serious photographers who are interested in experiencing the latest in digital photography,” Clough concluded.