Casio announced the new Exilim EX-ZR100 digital camera with 12.5x optical zoom. As the older brother to the EX-ZR10, the new model offers more advanced features. The ZR100 features a 12.1 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and a 12.5x optical zoom lens with 24mm wide angle. With Multi Frame SR Zoom technology, the ZR100 is able to offer a 25x optical zoom range.
The Exilim EX-ZR100 packs Casio’s EXILIM ENGINE HS with dual core processors, capable handling .37 second shot-to-shot time, slow-motion video recording as well as high-speed burst shooting. The camera offers a 40fps high-speed burst shooting speed and can record fast-action events at a maximum speed of 1,000fps (224×64) for slow-motion playback. It includes CMOS-shift image stabilization for blur-free images, HDR function to capture high dynamic range images, Slide Panorama to capture 360-degree images, and the HDR-ART technology for users to create beautifully artistic photographs. The ZR100 supports Full HD 1080p video recording and offers users the ability leverage the camera’s full optical zoom and capture digital still images with high-speed burst shooting (10 megapixel), all while recording video.
The Casio EX-ZR100 comes with a 3-inch LCD display, built-in stereo microphone and HDMI output. It will be available in black and white in March for $299.99.