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The EX-Z550 offers a longer 4x ultra wide zoom and versatility with intelligent modes that simplify photography. It can automatically detect and correct for difficult conditions, such as night scenes and backlit scenes that can often result in camera shake and poor exposures. For added fun, the EX-Z550 can record HD movies in 720p detail.
Casio Exilim EX-Z550 Highlights
Dynamic Photo Animated e-Greetings: Place your subject on any background
Thanks to the high-speed image processing capability of the new engine, a moving subject can be cut out of a number of images that have been shot and combined with a different still shot that forms the background. A unique digital camera image where only the main subject in the photo is moving can be created using just the camera, with no editing on a computer.
4x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (26mm)
An ultra wide angle 26mm lens reaching to 104mm allows a wide range of capture options. An Ultra wide angle lens allows for capture of grand vistas, or confined interior shots with not much room to maneuver. Its 4x zoom and anti-shake provides that extra extended reach and versatility when needed.
The EX-Z550 lets you shoot beautiful 1280 x 720-pixel HD movies. After your video is recorded you can view it by connecting your camera directly to a TV for big screen viewing.
Premium Auto enables the camera to automatically analyze the scene being photographed - including distinguishing night scenes, back lighting, a blue sky, green trees or a sunset - as well as sensing whether there is a face in the frame, the movement and position of the subject, and whether a tripod is being used. It simultaneously optimizes settings for exposure, ISO, sensitivity, focus location, photo blur correction, tonal range and color balance, and level of noise reduction.
This feature stabilizes the image mechanically during recording whenever camera movement is detected. Images come out crisp and clear, even under conditions that are prone to camera movement.
Makes use of the image processing technology in the Exilim Engine 5.0 to create photos for scenery or human subjects that have the feel of a painting. The view in the LCD screen of the subject in front of the user can be switched between and oil painting, a crayon drawing, or a watercolor picture, allowing the user to select the preferred art style in which to photograph the scene.
Automatic adjusting of multiple levels of white balance improves images for both human and background under night scene.