Casio might be ripe to the world of mobile phones, but it certainly made a splash last night with a unique party for the launch of its Exilim C721, a versatile phone that combines rugged durability and a 5.1-megapixel camera in a stylish handset.
Casio canonized the launch by offering the Exilim mobile to several handpicked photographers with the challenge to use the short-form medium to document a week of their lives. Ricky Powell, Richard Kern, Dave Potes, and 11 other prominent artists were all in attendance at last night's event at the Stephen Weiss Studio in downtown … Read more
Here's a retro tale for you: I wear a watch again. To be more specific, I wear a Casio digital watch, the A158W. Sporting an aluminum wristband, beeping buttons that can't be deactivated, a chronometer, and a cheesy green microlight--no fancy backlighting for you--it's a carbon copy of '80s wrist fashion. I got it at Duane Reade on my street corner for $20.
For a while, I tried to go without a watch. It's been commonly written lately that watches are passe, having been replaced entirely by cell phones. After my last watch's wristband broke, … Read more
Casio joined the list of manufacturers with a pocketable megazoom Thursday with the announcement of the EX-H10. In retail around mid-July, the $299.99 12-megapixel camera is fronted by a wide-angle 24mm lens with a 10x zoom with CCD-shift image stabilization in a body that's 0.96 inch thick and weighs only 5.8 ounces. Even more impressive, though, is Casio's battery life claim of a 1,000 shots on a single charge.
That number comes courtesy of low-energy requirements of the the multi-CPU Exilim Engine 4.0 circuitry and operational controls coupled with a high-capacity battery. Usage is based on CIPA standards calculated with the LCD monitor on; a full zoom back and forth every 30 seconds; the flash used every two shots; and the power cycled every 10 shots.
Underneath it all it's still a typical Casio camera, too, with a gazillion Best Shot scene modes (OK, just 38, but that's still a ridiculous amount), high-speed shutter continuous shooting, and 720p HD movie capture at 24fps.… Read more
A couple of months after Casio's steamy YouTube leak of its first ever Exilim phone, the Casio Exilim C721 is finally official. The Casio Exilim C721 is as slim and sleek as Casio's other Exilim point-and-shoot cameras, but it's military certified to withstand the elements like Casio's own G'zOne Boulder from Verizon Wireless.
Not only that, the Exilim C721 is equipped with a 5.1-megapixel camera lens, which makes it one of a few high-megapixel camera phones available on a U.S. carrier. To enhance the camera experience, the front flip of the Exilim C721 … Read more
Casio took an unusual approach to confirming the existence of a rumored Exilim camera phone: a steamy YouTube video Thursday. I did not have the... uh... privilege of watching said video since it looks like the video has been taken down, but word is it showed a young woman in the shower with the phone in hand, to show that it's water-resistant.
The Casio Exilim phone will apparently be from Verizon Wireless, and looks very slim, plus it has a 5.1-megapixel camera on the back. This is the first we've ever seen any kind of pseudo-official mention … Read more