EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450
EXILIM Engine 4.0
Backlight, portrait photos, night-time photos and poor lighting conditions - the new EXILIM Engine 4.0 image processor enables you to overcome all these challenges. The EXILIM Engine 4.0 processes complex images very quickly and ensures excellent image quality with moiré and noise suppression, making it a pleasure to take and view excellent photos. And the best is yet to come: even with the wide range of new functions and the complex data processing, the energy consumption has been reduced by almost 30%, increasing the battery life significantly.
Improved Dynamic Photo function
Your ideas. Your photos.
Thanks to the new Dynamic Photo function, you can not only cut out subjects from an image series and insert them into other pictures, but you can also combine your photos with funny animations. You can adapt the size of the subject to best fit the background and the Dynamic Photo subjects can then be transformed into a video using the EXILIM camera itself. Let's go: Surprise your friends with a personal and funny "Dynamic Photo" greeting!
Discover more about the Dynamic Photo function
28 mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom
So far — so good!
The combination of the 28 mm wide-angle* design and 4x optical zoom makes the EX-Z450 the perfect companion for every occasion — you have plenty of scope to take photos, be it of your loved ones, beautiful sights or romantic sunsets. Whether you're in a small room, a car or on a ferris wheel – the 28 mm focal distance enables you to capture a larger area, allowing you to snap more of your friends for posterity in a close-up group photo, and much more.
*equivalent to 35 mm film
Mechanical image stabilisation
It is virtually impossible to hold a camera absolutely still. Even the slightest movement can cause blurring and lack of clarity in the photo. The mechanical image stabilisation captures these movements and balances them out mechanically with the help of CCD shift technology, reducing the likelihood of blurred photos to a minimum.
I like the sound of that!
Feel like a model
The EXILIM Zoom
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BEST SHOT motif programmes
You don't need to be an expert to create great photos
From "Landscape" and "Portrait" right through to "Night scenes" or "Retro" look – your EXILIM EX-Z450 adapts flexibly to a whole host of requirements. To ensure that all your photos and movies are a success from the start, the flat digital camera comes with 39 presettings for a wide variety of situations. With BEST SHOT, you can also create and save your own settings, which can be selected at any time.
Overview of all BEST SHOT motif programmes
BEST SHOT motif settings are extremely practical and therefore can be accessed immediately at the touch of a button. From "Landscape" to "Sunset" your EX-Z450 readily adjusts to the most varied demands, regardless of whether you are taking photos or movies.
Auto BEST SHOT
Just press and hold the button to take your shot
The EXILIM camera takes control of all settings and automatically selects the ideal BEST SHOT subject mode for the current situation. So you can simply enjoy the moment and concentrate fully on your subject.
Overview of all BEST SHOT motif programmes
Face detection function
The simple touch
Whether you're on holiday, at a party or spending time with your family - people are particularly popular subjects for a photo. It's always a pity when faces turn out blurred on a picture. The Face Detection function now offers the perfect solution, recognizing the individual faces or even entire groups, and automatically applying the best possible setting.
Hand-held night scene
With the newly developed image processor EXILIM Engine 4.0, your camera recognizes dark or night scenes automatically. Without the help of a tripod, the EX-Z450 reduces camera shakes, creating sharp, bright portraits and night shots.
Always on the move
The BEST SHOT function Multi-Motion-Image enables you to capture a movement sequence in just one single photo. Take a photo of the moving motif in front of a still background. This motif is photographed in a series of images which are compiled to one single picture by the new EXILIM Engine 4.0. This enables you to capture movements such as a snowboarding jump from the launch to the landing on one single photo.
The EX-Z450 can recognize and correct difficult light situations: the light function optimizes the brightness of faces automatically even in scenes with backlight simply by pressing the release button. Even the sky or buildings in the background that are subject to overexposure are rendered in full colour.
Auto Shutter function
Enjoy the moment
Blurred images are usually the result of an unsteady camera action or subjects that move while the release button is being pressed. EXILIM offers a simple solution to the problem of blurred or shaky photos: The new Auto Shutter function can automatically determine the perfect moment to take a photo.
Working in conjunction with the Anti Blur Auto Shutter, Pan Auto Shutter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter and Self Portrait Auto Shutter functions, the new technology ensures rapid focus and takes the photo automatically when the image is steady, so the result is not impaired.
Anti Blur Auto Shutter
Hold it there!
The practical Anti Blur Auto Shutter function helps prevent shaking and blurring caused by movement; it does this by taking the photograph at the precise moment when your hand or the moving subject becomes still.
Smile Detection Auto Shutter
No smile, no photo!
Smile and the world smiles with you! The innovative Smile Detection Auto Shutter function ensures that you will never again miss that smile when taking photos. Press the release button as soon as you have the faces in the frame. The photo will then be taken, fully automatically, once the subjects are smiling.
Self Portrait Auto Shutter
Are we all in the photo?
Totally practical: the Self Portrait Auto Shutter function enables the camera to recognise faces. Once the release button is pressed, the camera prepares to take the photo and automatically does so once the faces of the subjects are located within the frame.
Advanced Auto Tracking AF Function
Everything in view
Dogs running, kids jumping around, moving cars - there are countless examples of moving subjects, which can try the patience of even professional photographers. Thanks to the Auto Tracking AF function with motion analysis, you can relax and concentrate on the overall subject. Press the release button half way down, to fix the focus for saving – as soon as you see the picture you want, simply press release!
It's your choice
You're in charge – you can choose between 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 formats. That is particularly practical if you will be showing your pictures on a screen, television or video projector with this format. The 3:2 format is the classic format for photos. With the aid of the 4:3 format you can admire your photos on the TV or on your PC. The 16:9 format is best suited to plasma and LCD-televisions.
With trimming you can define sections of a photo while they are still in the camera and save them as separate shots. And so, for example, you can just cut a person's face and print it out as a photo - even without a computer.
HD video recording
Ready for the movies!
You can now film your videos in high-definition quality*! Using the HD Movie Function in the EXILIM EX-Z450, you can make colourful and high-detail videos with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – simply press the movie button and recording begins. Moreover, the 16:09 wide-screen format gives your video clips an expressive, professionally filmed character.
*Max. recording duration of 10 minutes/video
YouTube™ Capture Mode
Share your videos with your friends!
It has never been easier to upload your own videos to YouTube™: With the EX-Z450, you can film* your most memorable moments directly in a video size and quality optimised for YouTube™! The exclusive software makes uploading** your videos to YouTube™ child's play.
*Max. recording duration of 10 minutes/video
** To upload your videos, you need an Internet connection. This may entail additional costs.
Do you want to film the past?
Pre-record can do just that! If you do not press the shutter release on time in important moments, the past 5 seconds will already have been saved!
How does Pre-record work? In this mode, the camera is constantly making recordings - and when you press the shutter release, the last 5 seconds are added to your current recording.
550 pictures on one battery charge
Always ready for action
Have you ever set up the perfect photo only to find that your battery is empty? Moments such as these are so irritating — but they can be avoided. The combination of an energy-saving processor and the high-performance lithium-ion battery ensures that the EXILIM
Outstanding top performance
The EX-Z450 CCD chip offers an amazing 12.1 megapixels. The camera delivers crystal-clear and extremely detailed photos. Even magnifying details and photos to poster size is not a problem — outstanding quality and no loss of image detail.
Bright and high-contrast 7.6 cm (3.0 inch) TFT colour display (Super Clear LCD)
The EXILIM EX-Z450 features a large, bright 7.6 cm (3.0 inch) TFT colour display (Super Clear LCD) that permits viewing from almost any angle. In addition to the large viewing angle and a high resolution of 230,400 pixels, the TFT colour display provides above-average contrast, thus assuring an especially clear and sharp image of your subject. The display offers above-average brightness to simplify viewing of your images even in sunlight. You can select from 5 presets to match the brightness to the ambient lighting conditions:
Intelligent AF function
Your subjects need never again be out of focus in your photos! The intelligent AF function automatically focuses in on the ideal field of view and captures it clearly. The technology behind this feature recognises the size and contours of subjects when the shutter release button is pressed half way down and then automatically selects the optimum focus. All you have to do is relax and wait for the right moment, then press the shutter release button!
The flash for every situation
You can adapt the flash of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450 to different situations. The following presets are available for this:
• Red Eye-Reduction: reduces the "red eye effect"
• Soft Flash: for ideal illumination of the immediate area
• Auto: flash is switched on automatically when required
• On: flash always switched on
• Off: flash always switched off
TV show instead of slide lecture
Invite your friends and relations to enjoy the best movies and photos in large-scale format. You simply connect your EXILIM Zoom EX-Z450 to a TV using the AV output.
Memory card slot
However you want
The EX-Z450 can save your photos and movies on SD/SDHC, MMC/MMCplus cards as desired. You can now decide which of these optional cards to use spontaneously and flexibly.
*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.EXILIM and BEST SHOT are registered trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. YouTube™ is a registered trademark of YouTube™, LLC. Any other company or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of those companies.
*2. When using built-in memory.
*3. With built-in flash off.
*4. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*5. Max. recording capacity: 8 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 2M (1600x1200) pixels and normal image quality.
*6. Max. recording capacity: 20 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 1.2M(1280x960) pixels and normal image quality.
*7 Max. recording capacity: 3 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 2M (1600x1200) pixels and normal image quality.
*8 Range is affected by optical zoom.
*9. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
*10. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
*11. F7.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
*12. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
*13 Image size 2048 x 1536 pixels.
*14. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
*15 Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*16. Continuous movie recording without zoom.
*17. Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Specs are subject to change w/o notice