Casio EX-H50

September 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras, Photokina 2012 | 1 Comment |
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The Casio Exilim EX-H50 is a new, sixteen-megapixel travelzoom camera with 24x optical zoom and CCD-shift image stabilisation. This high-zoom, compact digital camera features a wide-angle 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens and a wide-screen 3.0-inch monitor, all packed into a slim body that fits easily in the hand. The new camera also comes with a silent mode, which instantly changes the camera’s settings to avoid disturbing others nearby. This includes silencing all sounds, disabling the flash, and deactivating the self-timer and AF Assist Lamp. The silent mode is especially helpful when taking pictures in places like museums, aquariums, and restaurants.  The Casio Exilim EX-H50 is available in three colours: black, white and red. Pricing has yet to be communicated.

Casio Press Release

Casio Releases a High-Zoom, Compact Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom Lens

Built-In Art Shot Function Lets Users Take Impressive, Artistic Photos

Norderstedt, September 18, 2012 – Casio Europe GmbH and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of another new addition to its EXILIM family of digital cameras – the EX-H50. This high-zoom, compact digital camera features a wide-angle 25mm, 24x optical zoom lens and a rich variety of shooting modes including Casio’s Premium AUTO and ART Shot functions, making it easy for users to capture all kinds of outstanding photos.

Along with its powerful optical zoom lens, which starts with 25mm wide-angle and zooms out to 24x, the EX-H50 boasts a wide-screen 3.0-inch monitor and CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism, all packed into a slim, compact body that fits securely in the hand. It takes amazing photos of expansive landscapes, confined interiors, and even distant subjects that are difficult to approach, all at a high-resolution of 16.1 million effective pixels.

The EX-H50 comes with Casio’s auto-shooting Premium AUTO mode for taking beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button, as well as Art Shot, which offers eight different photo effects – toy camera, soft focus, light tone, pop art, sepia, monochrome, miniature, and fisheye lens. These features enable users to easily create stunning and impressively artistic images.

The new camera also comes with Manner Mode, which instantly changes the camera’s settings to avoid disturbing others nearby. This includes silencing all sounds, disabling the flash, and deactivating the self-timer and AF Assist Lamp. Silent Mode is especially helpful when taking pictures in places like museums, aquariums, and restaurants.

The EX-H50 also features HD movie recording for shooting beautiful videos at 1,280 x 720 pixels, and a Mode Dial for quickly selecting the shooting mode most suitable for the setting at hand. The camera has various other convenient and useful functions, including USB charging and compatibility with Eye-Fi, which makes it possible to connect wirelessly with computers and smart phones. The EX-H50 is available in three colors: black, white and red.



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#1 Bob Harvey

I've got one of these and I loathe it. It has taken some remarkable zoom shots (http://geo.hlipp.de/photo/29970) but it really can't be trusted. The autofocus is sometimes appallingly bad, with terrible out of focus shots over a distance of 10 metres or so, and the performance in high contrast is just dreadful (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3574791)

There are a range of 'Art' and 'Best Shot' options which are a waste of places on the dial selector, and I have yet to take a really successful shot with it.

1:14 pm - Tuesday, July 30, 2013