Wow, technology moves fast. I remembered it is only last year that I went on the Malacca Casio trip with fellow bloggers to review the Casio EXILIM ZR3500. Now, Casio has launched the latest Casio EXILIM ZR5000. It has very wide angle lens and new enhancement that will definitely help you when taking selfies or wefies 🙂 .
If you already owned the ZR3500, I think you can give the ZR5000 a skip, unless you really need the super wide angle lens (19mm). Actually I hope that they can improve the low light capability to F/2.2. Currently, it is F/2.7. Optical zoom wise, it has only 5x zoom (instead of the previous 12x zoom on ZR3500).
In terms of color, the black becomes more premium and will set you back by another S$70. Here is the specifications of the Casio EXILIM ZR5000
*1 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.
*2 When using SanDisk Corporation 16GB SDHC memory card.
*3 Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards. When shaking along 2 axes. 95 mm when converted to 35 mm film format.
*4 Based on a Casio survey. During still image shooting.
*5 Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
*6 In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards.
Capture More Beauty in One Frame with Casio’s Latest EXILIM EX-ZR5000
The compact EXILIM EX-ZR5000 captures stunning, expansive photos with an upgraded 19mm super wide-angle lens
Singapore, 23 September 2016 – Casio Singapore presents the EXILIM EX-ZR5000, the latest addition to Casio’s EXILIM ZR series of compact digital cameras. Available in Singapore from today, it now features an upgraded 19mm super wide-angle lens and Wide View Photo mode to deliver expansive and high-impact scenic photographs.
Capture sweeping landscapes with a 19mm super wide-angle lens
Documenting holidays is even easier with the EX-ZR5000 as it can now capture more action in one frame with a 19mm super wide-angle lens, perfect for fitting in scenic backgrounds even in ‘selfies’ and ‘wefies’. Its bright F2.7 moulded glass lens also produces sharper images with outstanding resolution by correcting optical aberration, reducing surface reflection and ghosting.
Instantly create and share eye-catching mini movies
In addition to the camera’s standard Highlight Movie and Highlight Photo functions, an added Wide View Photo mode instantly creates shareable travel highlights by capturing two versions of the same image – a focused zoomed-in and a zoomed-out wide-angle version – to create a fun zoom-to-wide-angle still image animation.
Animations created using Wide View Photo offer a completely different impression as they gradually reveal the background view, resulting in delightful and surprising moments to share with friends and family on social media.
Always capture the ‘good side’ with mirror-image shooting
With the EX-ZR5000’s inverted processing feature, it eliminates the need to manually flip ‘selfies’ or ‘wefies’. Once an image is captured using the front shutter, it is automatically inverted from left to right to process the image as it appears on the screen.
The sleek EX-ZR5000 camera comes in white, pink, and green models, as well as in black with a limited production.
More features of the EX-ZR5000
The new EX-ZR5000 camera also comes equipped with various other functions to help users capture and share stunning images easily:
- Tilt-type LCD and front shutter for ‘selfies’
- The tilt-type LCD enables users to check the angle of the shot and composition while taking a self-portrait, and the convenient Front Shutter makes it easy to take vertical selfportraits.
- Motion Shutter detector
- The Motion Shutter feature enables users to activate the shutter by simply waving a hand in front of the camera, which makes taking ‘selfies’ even more fun and easy.
- 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
- The large sensor ensures outstanding resolution when shooting in dim lighting conditions and capturing quick-moving subjects.
- HS Anti-Shake Effect
- The camera’s 5-axis image stabilisation delivers precise correction to compensate for any blur caused by shaky hands when aiming the camera.
- All-In-Focus Macro mode
- The All-In-Focus Macro mode keeps everything in the shot in sharp focus, from closerange subjects to distant backgrounds.
- Premium Auto Pro function
- Under difficult shooting conditions such as backlit, night-time and zoom photography, the camera analyses the scene automatically and uses optimal settings and processing to produce beautiful images.
- Triple Shot and high-speed burst shooting
- The Triple Shot function captures the moment as well as the moments before and after by shooting a burst of three images with only one shutter press. The EX-ZR5000 is also capable of high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 frames per second with a maximum of 30 images, offering a distance shooting performance exceeding that of SLR cameras and the ability to capture fast-moving subjects and crucial highlights.
- EXILIM Engine HS Ver. 3 for high-speed performance
- Equipped with a dual CPU and two parallel image processors, the EX-ZR5000 offers a fast start-up time of only 1.2 seconds, high-speed autofocus in 0.17 seconds, a lightning fast shutter response of 0.015 seconds, and a rapid capture interval as short as 0.22 seconds.
- Make-up Mode
- The Make-up Mode brings out the user’s beauty with remarkable clarity, creating natural and fresh-looking skin tones to achieve the ideal look for feminine skin.
- Selfie Art
- Users can choose from five artistic effects and add them to self-portraits to make the images even more beautiful.
- Camera to smartphone connectivity through Bluetooth® Smart1
- Bluetooth® Smart technology enables and controls a constant connection between the camera and a smartphone through the EXILIM Connect application which is available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
- EXILIM Auto Transfer to facilitate image-sharing
- With the EXILIM Auto Transfer technology, images can be sent to a connected smartphone automatically after they are taken by the EX-ZR5000, making the process of sharing the images on social media quick and convenient.
Pricing and availability
The Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5000 is available at the Casio Concept Store in Tampines and licensed retailers. Pricing details are as follows:
Model and Suggested Retail Price
EX-ZR5000WE, EX-ZR5000GN, EX-ZR5000PK: S$629.00
1 The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of these marks by Casio
Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.