By Staff Writer

MELBOURNE: Hagemeyer Brands Australia and Casio have announced the release of the 10.1 megapixel EX-Z1000 digital still camera, the latest addition to Casio’s Exilm Zoom series and the first to incorporate a large 2.8-inch, Wide and Bright LCD display.

“The EX-Z1000 captures images of remarkable quality for its very compact size, and its new wide-format Super Bright LCD display gives users the power to enjoy instant, high-impact images of their shots,” said Hagemeyer brand manager – Casio and Polaroid, Meg Wise.

Small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, the EX-Z1000 (RRP $849) features 10.1 megapixels and boasts super high-resolution images that reproduce crystal-clear even in very large sizes.

Powered by a large 1/1.8-inch format, high-resolution CCD, Casio claims the camera’s Exilm Engine high-performance image processor produces highly expressive images and reproduces a wide tonal range.

The LCD display is a large, 2.8-inch monitor in a wide format. This high-resolution, 230,400 pixel LCD display boasts images and data with outstanding clarity and fine detail.

“Casio makes the most of this extra screen space to offer great new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls,” said Wise.

The Exilm series, which was launched in 2002, recently introduced Anti Shake DSP into the range, which reduces blurring due to unsteady hands or moving subjects.