World's Smallest Optical Zoom Camera - Casio EX-S100

Posted: Aug 25 2004, 12:14pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:51pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets

World's Smallest Optical Zoom Camera - Casio EX-S100
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Casio puts its innovative ceramic lens to work right away in what Casio calls the World's smallest Optical Zoom Digital Camera called Casio EX-S100.

The EX-S100 features a 2.8x optical zoom and a 3.2MP in a volume of just 79 cc and measurements of 3.46x 2.24x.66 inch thick, and just .56 inch at the thinnest point. The EX-S100 features a stainless steel body. The card-size camera features a 2.0 inch LCD screen.

The Casio EX-S100 will be available in October, MSRP $399.99. More details in Casio Press-Release.

The EX-S100 is the follow-on model of the card-size EXILIM series Casio launched in 2002.

Casio EX-S100 Specification:

Recording Element:   1/3.2-inch square pixel primary color CCD (3.34 million total pixels; 3.2 million effective pixels)
File Record Format:  

Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV (Monaural)

Recording Medium:   Built-in flash memory (9.3 MB image recordable area), SD memory card/Multi Media card compliant
Recorded Image Sizes:  

2048 X 1536 / 2048 X 1360 (3:2) / 1600 X 1200 / 1280 X 960 / 640 X 480 pixels
Movies: 320 X 240 pixels

Recorded File Sizes:


Image size (pixels)

Resolution /
recording time

File size

Built-in memory (9.3MB)

SD Memory Card
64MB *1



Approx 1.6MB/



640 x 480


Approx. 190KB/




320 x 240

Recording time:
unlimited *2

Approx. 300KB/sec.
(15 frames/sec.)

30 sec.

3 min. 20 sec.



Recording time:

Approx. 4KB/sec.

39 min.

    *1 when using a Panasonic 64MB card
    *2 limited only by the battery life and the available memory
Lens:   6 lenses in 5 groups, including transparent ceramic lens; F4.0(W) to 6.6(T); f=4.8(W) to 13.5(T) mm (equivalent to approximately 36 to 102 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom:   2.8X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (11.2X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focusing:   Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, multi); pan focus; macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus

Approximate Focus Range:

  Normal: 15.75" to Infinity; Macro: 6.69" to 19.69"
Exposure Control:   Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element
Control: program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter:   CCD electronic / mechanical shutter; 4 to 1/2000 shutter speed (including night mode)
Aperture:   Auto; F4.0 / F8.0* Automatic switching *brightness conversion F values
White Balance:   Auto; Fixed (6 modes); Manual
Sensitivity:   Auto; ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Recording Functions:   Snapshot; audio snapshot; movies with audio; Best Shot; Auto Macro; Business Shot; voice recorder; Flash Assist; Icon Help; sharpness/color saturation/contrast/flash intensity settings
Self-timer:   10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash:   Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: 0.4 to 2.5 meters (W); 0.4 to 1.5 meters (T)
Viewfinder:   LCD screen
Monitor Screen:   2.0-inch digital interface TFT color LCD, 84,960 pixels (354�240)
Playback:   Zoom display (4X); 9 picture display; calendar; Photostand function
Timekeeping Functions:   Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time:   162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; daylight saving time
Other features:   RGB histogram display; grid display; album function; favorites folder
Input/Output Terminals:   USB cradle terminal
Battery:   Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Battery life:   Approx. 180 snapshots (CIPA standard)
Continuous recording: approx. 540 snapshots (approx 1 hr. 30 min.)
*recording wide / tele alternatively each 10 secs, LCD on, flash off
Continuous playback: approx 2 hr. 30 min. (still photos)
Continuous recording: approx 2 hr. 30 min (voice recording)
Dimensions:   3.46” (W) x 2.24” (H) x .66” (D) (excluding protrusions, thinnest point .56”)
Weight:   Approximately 3.95 oz (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories:   Lithium Ion rechargeable battery; USB cradle; USB cable; AC adapter; Strap; CD-ROM

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