Casio Europe today announced the newest model in its series of Exilim digital cameras, the Exilim Zoom EX-Z1200, featuring 12.1 megapixels, auto-tracking AF with motion analysis and a CCD-shift anti-shake mechanism that should deliver true image stabilization.
The EX-Z1200 is Casioâ€™s new flagship Exilim Zoom, updating the 10.1-megapixel EX-Z1000 which was released last year.
The new camera has impressive specs, at least on paper. Aside from the 12.1 megapixels and CCD-shift IS system, it boasts of the latest Exilim Engine 2.0 image processing module with motion analysis. What this does is automatically analyze the speed and direction of a moving subject and sets the optimal ISO setting and shutter speed to capture a perfect picture. It also packs an anti-shake DSP which aims to reduce blur by switching to higher shutter speeds and light sensitivity settings when the camera detects movement.
Casioâ€™s own version of face detection, Face Sensing Engine which is provided by OKI, is incorporated in its auto-tracking AF system.
Its 2.8-inch LCD screen is also a nice touch, rounding off the flagship features of the new Casio EX-Z1200. The size of its image sensor? 1/1.7 square inch packing in a total of 12.39 million pixels. Itâ€™s a bit crowded for the poor little pixels, donâ€™t you think?