The Casio EX-S770 will be available in the UK and Eire from 28th August 2006 in silver, and from September 2006 in blue and red.
Casio Press Release
Ultra-Slim Digital Camera with Wide-Screen LCD Features Wide-Aspect Movie Recording and Data Storage Function
TOKYO, August 8, 2006 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the EXILIM® Card EX-S770. This latest addition to the stylish EXILIM digital camera series is a powerful digital camera packed with advanced functions. The attractive EX-S770 shoots 7.2-megapixel still images and records high-quality movies in MPEG-4 format. In addition, it features Casio’s Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen LCD, but still retains the ultra-slim card size of its predecessors. Its impressive wide-screen display employs a 230,000-pixel LCD that clearly displays images and information down to the smallest detail, and boasts a maximum brightness of around 1100cd/m2—more than bright enough to see outdoors on a sunny day. Casio has also added new functions to make the most of the EX-S770’s new wide screen.
The high-quality stainless steel body of the EX-S770 is the epitome of design elegance and ensures ease of operation as well, while maintaining all the slimness and beauty the EXILIM Card line is renowned for. The EXILIM Card EX-S770 is available in three exciting colors: premium silver, blazing red, and graphite blue.
• Wide-aspect movies
In addition to high-quality, VGA-size movies in MPEG-4 format, the EX-S770 can record 16:9 aspect ratio movies compatible with wide-screen TVs, which are growing in popularity. The camera records impressive movies with a simple press of the movie button. There is no need to change modes. It also features an electronic anti-shake function that delivers beautiful movies by minimizing blur from shaky hands.
• Data Storage function
The included Data Transport software enables computer data — including business documents, e-mail, and Web pages — to be automatically converted to JPEG format and transferred to the camera. For instance, tourist attractions and maps that users have looked up on the internet can be viewed on the camera’s LCD, eliminating the need to carry around a guidebook. The camera also includes PHOTO TRANSPORT for transferring stored photos in a PC to the camera.
Key features for superior performance
• 7.2 million effective pixels; 3X optical zoom
• Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen LCD
• Anti Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects
• BEST SHOT modes deliver great photo results simply by selecting one of 35 sample images to represent the current photo scene
EXILIM Card EX-S770 Specifications
Effective Pixels 7.20 million
Imaging Element 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 7.41 million)
Image File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: MPEG-4, AVI format
Audio: WAV (monaural)
Recording Media Built-in flash memory (image area: 6.0MB), SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard compatible
Image Size (Pixels) Still images: 3072×2304, 3072×2048 (3:2), 3072×1728 (16:9), 2560×1920, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies: 640×480 (HQ), 704×384 (HQ Wide), 640×480 (Normal), 704×384 (Normal Wide), 320×240 (LP)
Operating Speed Power on to first shot: approximately 1.0 second*3
Shutter release time lag: approximately 0.01 second*3
Image playback: 0.1 second
Shot to shot time: approximately 1.6 seconds*3*4
Continuous shutter: approximately 1.1-second intervals*4
High-speed continuous shutter and Rapid Flash: approximately 3 frames per second
*3. With built-in flash off
*4. With image size set at 3072x2304 and using normal image quality
Lens/Focal Distance F2.7 to 5.2, f=6.2 to 18.6mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm on a 35mm film camera), 6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
Zoom 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (Image size: 3072x2304 pixels, 12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing Contrast Detection Auto Focus,
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area: Spot or Multi; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus Range Auto Focus: 40cm to ? , Macro: 15cm*5 to 50cm, Infinity Mode: ? , Manual Focus: 15cm*5 to ?
*5. Range is affected by optical zoom.
Exposure Control Metering: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter CCD shutter, mechanical shutter
Still images (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second*6, Still images (night scene): 4 to 1/2000 second*6
*6.Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
Aperture F2.7/F4.3,*7 auto switching
*7.Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change
White Balance Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
Sensitivity Still images: Auto*8, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, Movies: Auto
*8.When using Anti Shake or High Sensitivity function, maximum is ISO 800.
Recording Functions Still images; still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds); macro; self-timer; continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, rapid flash), BEST SHOT, movies with audio (Normal movie, Short Movie, Past Movie), voice recording
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range: approx. 0.15 to 3.9m (W), approx. 0.4 to 2.0m (T)
Flash Continuous Shutter: approx. 0.26 to 1.68m (W),
approx. 0.4 to 0.87m (T)
Monitor Screen 2.8-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 230,400 pixels (960×240)
Timekeeping Functions Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto Calendar: To 2049
On-image time stamp function
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals USB cradle connector, USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20) ×1
Battery life Approx. 200 still images*9 (CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback: approx 4 hr. 50 min. (still images)
Continuous recording: approx 1 hr. 30 min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx 6 hr. 40 min. (voice recording)
*9.Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting
Dimensions 94.5 (W) x 60.4 (H) x 17.3 (D) mm (excluding projections, 13.7mm at thinnest part)
Weight Approximately 127g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM
Main Bundled Software Data Transport: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, and Mac OSX (10.2.8 or later) compatible; PHOTO TRANSPORT: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me, and Windows® 98 compatible.