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Casio Announces the New Casio EXILIM EX-10

Casio announces the new Casio EXILIM EX-10, it’s their new premium flagship EXILIM compact digital camera. The Casio EXILIM EX-1o features the world’s first* Dual Combination Bracketing Function, enabling users to choose from many innovative features at the touch of a button. The range of innovative features include a number of bracketing modes, including focus, aperture, brightness, white balance, contrast and saturation, resulting in a series of nine extremely high quality continuous shots with a single touch of the shutter button.

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Photograph Courtesy of Casio Singapore 

With this capability, the EX-10 will be able to perform beautifully in situations that are difficult to obtain a satisfactory image with a single shot. For instance, photographing Singapore’s largest garden park – Gardens by the Bay, where trees, domes and the sky would require different settings to be properly exposed. With the new Dual Combination Bracketing function that automatically adjusts the camera settings to manipulate exposure, users will not only achieve better image contrast, but nine quality photos in succession with different exposures to choose from.

During their official launch on a Friday evening held at ION Sky, I witnessed the new Casio EXILIM EX-10 being presented and launched to the members of media and guests present during the event. During the presentation, key members of Casio Singapore management gave us an insight into the capabilities and key features packed inside the Casio EXILIM EX-10. The specifications of the Casio EXILIM EX-10 was pretty impressive and powerful for a compact digital camera.

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During the presentation, fellow social media friends Adrian and Dennis of SuperAdrianMe were also present at the event, Dennis was on stage to present and share about his adventure with the Casio EXILIM EX-10 earlier before the official launch event. Do check out their videos below on their adventure with the Casio EXILIM EX-10!

The Casio EXILIM EX-1o is crafted in lightweight yet durable magnesium, equipped with 12 megapixel sensor, with a 4x optical zoom lens, 28mm wide angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f1.8 and 5-axis image stabilisation function. The EXILIM EX-10 features in-built wireless connectivity, which—when combined with the EXILIM REMOTE app—allows users to remotely trigger the camera’s shutter, as well as control various functions of the camera. The wireless connectivity also enables users to share their photographs with family and friends whenever and wherever they are, creating more opportunities to bond while on the go.

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Photograph Courtesy of Casio Singapore

To provide maximum ease-of-use, the EXILIM EX-10 features an additional three different methods of capturing images: self-timer mode, a motion-shutter function when the LCD display is shifted to its upright position for ‘selfies’ and group photos, and a front shutter-button, which further enables users to take photos ergonomically. These functions, combined with a flexible 3.5 inch tilt-screen, offer users a wide range of angles for more precise and creative shots.

The EXILIM EX-10 also comes with a Time Lapse function which enables users to capture a stream of photographs easily, creating a progressive collage of changing sunset colours, passing clouds or a scenic drive that could be played back in acceleration. In addition, the EX-10 is decked with a High Speed Full High-Definition videography function and boasts Full HD video with stereo sound, enabling users to relive the special moments vividly.

I had a short hands on experience with the Casio EXILIM EX-10, it felt a little bit heavy and wider for a compact digital camera. The magnesium body gave it a good feel and grip of the camera.The Dual Combination Bracketing Function is unique and interesting function packed inside a compact digital camera that the consumer would find it useful with the ability to choose from the choices! The Casio EXILIM EX-10 in my personal opinion (without doing a proper review) during the short hands-on period during the event, it is a powerful specifications packed compact digital camera.

The new EXILIM EX-10 is available at all authorised Casio and EXILIM retailers at the recommended price (SRP) of S$1099.00. Here is the link to Casio EXILIM EX-10 website!

* Information and Details Courtesy of Casio Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

The technical specifications from the Casio EXILIM EX-10 website is attached below for your reference -

Number of Effective Pixels
Approximately 12.1 megapixels(/million)
Image Sensor
1/1.7-inch high-speed CMOS(back illuminated type)
Total Pixels:12.76 megapixels(/million)
File Format
  • Still Images:RAW(DNG*), JPEG (Exif Ver2.3), DCF2.0, DPOF
  • Movies:MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo)

* DNG file format is one type of RAW image file, and it is recommended by Adobe Systems Incorporated for use as a standard image file format.

Built-in Flash Memory
(Image Area)
Approx. 49.9 MB
Recording Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still Images:RAW / 12M(4000×3000) / 3:2(4000×2656) / 16:9(4000×2240) / 8M(3264×2448) / 3M(2048×1536)
  • Movies:FHD:1920 x1080(30fps) / HD*:1280×720(12fps/15fps/20fps/30fps) / STD:640×480(30fps) / HS1000:224×64(1000fps) / HS 480:224 x 160(480fps) / HS240:512 x 384(240fps) / HS 120:640 x 480(120fps) / HS 30-240:512 x 384(30 to 240fps) / HS 30-120:640 x 480(30 to 120fps)

* HD movie is only for ART Shot and Time Lapse mode.

Recording Capacity
(Maximum Size)
  • Still Images(JPEG)
    Fine:Approx.1453 shots, Normal:Approx.2221 shots (SD Memory Card 16GB*)
  • Movies
    Maximum recording time per file:29minutes

* When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC Memory Card.

Operating Speed
Shutter Release Time Lag*1*2:Approx. 0.014 seconds
Continuous Shooting Speed*3*4:30 frames per second / 15 frames per second / 10 frames per second / 5 frames per second / 3 frames per second
*1 With built-in flash off.
*2 Time from when the shutter button is fully pressed from focus lock until the image starts to be recorded.
*3 When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC Memory Card.
*4 When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
Lens
  • Construction:11 lenses in 8 groups, including aspherical lens
  • F-number:F1.8(W) to F2.5(T)
  • Focal Length:F=6.0 to 24.0mm
    35mm-Film Equivalent:Approx. 28 to 112mm
Zoom Ratio
  • Optical zoom:4X
  • Multi SR Zoom:8X
  • Digital zoom:4X
  • Maximum digital zoom:31.2X (in combination with HD Zoom, 3M size)
Focusing
  • Focus Type:Contrast Detection Auto Focus, with AF assist lamp.
  • Focus Mode:Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro Mode, Manual Focus
  • AF Area:Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
Focus Range
(From Lens Surface)
  • Auto:Approx. 1 cm to Infinity (W)
  • Macro:Approx. 1cm to 50 cm (W)
  • Super Macro:Approx. 1cm to 50 cm
  • Manual:Approx. 1 cm to Infinity (W)

* Using optical zoom causes the focus range to change.

Exposure
  • Exposure Metering:Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by imaging element
  • Exposure Control:Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure
  • Exposure Compensation:-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
  • CMOS electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
  • Shutter Speed*:Auto:1/2 to 1/2000 second
    Premium Auto Pro:4 to 1/4000 second
  • Aperture Priority AE:1 to 1/2000 second
  • Shutter Speed Priority AE:15 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter:up to 1/20000 second)
  • Manual Exposure:250 – 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/20000 second)

* May differ according to camera settings.

Aperture
F1.8(W) to F8.0(W)、F2.5(T) to F8.0(T)*
* Using optical zoom or recording mode causes the aperture to change.
White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity
(SOS)*:Still Images:Auto/ISO80/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400 /ISO800/ISO1600/ISO3200/ISO6400/ISO12800
Still images(HS Night Shot):Maximum ISO25600
Movies:Auto
* SOS:Standard Output Sensitivity
Other Recording Functions
  • Image Stabilization Mechanism:CMOS Shift Stabilization (Compensation effect:Optical:2.5 stops*1 / Optical with High-speed Continuous Shutter image merging:5 stops*2)
  • Face Detection
  • Optical zoom In Movie
  • Auto Focus In Movie
  • Intelligent Bracketing:17
  • Remote Capture (Requires installation of the EXILIM Remote app on your smartphone.)
  • HDR
  • ART Shot (still / movie):11(HDR-ART is included.)
  • BEST SHOT:31(HDR and HS Night Shot are included.)
  • Time Lapse:11
  • Blurred Background
  • All-In-Focus Macro
  • Triple Shot
  • Wide Shot
  • Prerecord Continuous Shutter
  • Premium Auto Pro
  • Multi Frame SR Zoom
  • Front shutter
  • Brightening
  • Snapshot by handsfree
  • ND Filter
  • Electronic level
  • Slide Panorama
  • High Speed Best Selection
  • Snapshot In Movie

*1 Based on CIPA standards. During two-axis vibration. Equivalent to 112 mm when converted to 35 mm film.
*2 Based on CASIO data. In High-speed Anti Shake Mode.

Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Mode:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red eye reduction
Flash Range:Approx. 0.8 – 10.9 m (W) Approx. 0.8 – 7.8 m (T)
*Range is affected by optical zoom.
Monitor Screen
3.5-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 921,600 dots, Tilt(Up:180 degrees, Down:55 degrees)
Timekeeping Functions
  • Date and Time:Recorded with image data
  • With Time Stamp Function
  • Auto Calendar:To 2049
  • World Time:162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
External Connection Terminals
USB port (Hi-Speed USB compliance, USB charging), HDMI™*1 output(Micro / TypeD)*2
*1 HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
*2 1080/50i output is not supported for PAL output using an HDMI™.
Microphone
Stereo
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130A)
Battery Life
Number of Shots:Approx. 455 still images (CIPA standards)*1
Number of Shots in ECO Mode:Approx. 555 still images (CIPA standards)*1
Actual Movie Recording Time(FHD Movie):Approx.1 hour 30 minutes(CIPA standards)*1
Continuous Movie Recording Time(FHD Movie):Approx.2 hours 35 minutes (Based on CASIO standards)*1
Continuous Movie Recording Time(HS240):Approx. 3 hours 00 minutes (Based on CASIO standards)*1
Continuous Movie Recording Time (Time Lapse, FHD):4 hours 25 minutes (Based on CASIO standards)*1*2
Continuous Playback:Approx. 4 hours 40 minutes(Based on CASIO standards)*1
*1 Not a guarantee of battery life during actual use.
*2 When shooting with the following settings:“Standard” for TL scene, “1/2 sec” for Interval, “Off” for Total Time, “1 min” for Sleep.
Dimensions
(CIPA Standards):119.9(W) x 67.9(H) x 48.6(D) mm
(excluding projections ; 32.6mm at thinnest point)
Weight
CIPA Standards):Approx. 384 g (Including Battery and Memory Card*) /Approx. 344 g (excluding Battery and Memory card)
* When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC Memory Card.
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-130A), USB-AC Adaptor(AD-C53U), Neck strap, USB Cable, AC Power Cord, Lens cap, Basic Reference, ID code for free download of RAW development software (SILKYPIX® Developer Studio4.0 for CASIO)*
* Download service may be discontinued without prior notice. For details, see our website at http://www.isl.co.jp/casio/

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