Casio Exilim EX-Z400
PMA 2010 Report
Casio is proud to introduce the Casio Exilim EX-Z400 digital camera. This Casio camera features a new high-speed image processing engine allowing moving subjects to be cut and pasted onto still backgrounds or other images. Representing a significant upgrade from the Exilim Engine 3.0, the Exilim Engine 4.0 is a powerful electronic package comprised of an ordinary CPU and a high-speed dedicated image processing CPU. It delivers outstanding color reproduction and a rich tonal range that guarantees superior visual expression. Noise reduction at high-sensitivity levels also helps to produce high-quality, beautiful images.
Casio Exilim Engine 4.0
Even better, despite the new image combination functionality and other functions that entail complex processing, energy consumption is about 30% lower than before, which means longer battery life. The new engine successfully combines the pursuit of radical new functionality with improvements to many conventional camera features.
Casio EX-Z400 Dynamic Photo function
Thanks to the high-speed image processing capability of the new engine, a moving subject can be cut out of a number of images that have been shot and combined with a different still shot that forms the background. A unique digital camera image where only the main subject in the photo is moving can be created using just the camera, with no editing on a computer.
Casio Exilim EX-Z400 digital camera features
The Casio EX-Z400 boasts a wide-angle 28 mm, 4X optical zoom lens and has an effective 12.1-megapixel resolution. It also features a large 3.0-inch high-resolution and super clear LCD monitor and the CCD shift anti-shake mechanism. The long life battery can take around 550 shots on a full charge. And just by pressing the dedicated movie button, the Casio EX-Z400 will record beautiful HD movies at a size of 1280x720 pixels.
Night photography with the Casio EX-Z400
In cases where it can be difficult to get a good shot, such as with night scenes which tend to result in photo blur, or where backlighting can cause poor exposure of faces or the background, the Exilim Z400 automatically analyzes the situation and makes the most appropriate settings. This means that all the user has to do is to press the shutter button to take beautiful pictures.
Casio Exilim Z400 equipped with Tracking AF
Using the image analysis technology in the new engine, the ability of the auto focus function to automatically follow a moving subject has been refined. In addition to improvements to the accuracy of auto focus tracking, when a subject leaves the frame the camera makes a record of it, and when the same subject once again enters the frame it is recognized by the camera, and auto focusing is resumed.
Casio Exilim EX-Z400 features a make-up function
In addition to recognizing faces and adjusting focus and exposure accordingly, the Casio Exilim Z400 can make adjustments to smooth skin in images and soften facial shadows caused by sunlight, creating beautiful photographs of people’s faces. The photographer can choose from one of twelve levels of skin beauty using different strengths of image processing, and can shoot after viewing the results in the LCD monitor. As soon as a full production sample will be available you can expect a full Casio Exilim Z400 review from us, including our usual test photos.