Casio launches new Exilm cameras

The shooters feature a 'make up' mode. One for the ladies, then

The Casio EX Z300 The Casio EX Z250 The Casio EX Z85

Casio has announced the launch of three news cameras in its Exilm range, the EX-Z300, EX-Z85 and EX-Z250.

The EX-Z300 offers a 10.1MP sensor and is equipped with Casio's Exilm Engine 3.0 – the company has overhauled the CPU of its cameras – which is said to reduce grain and moiré patterning in images.

New features include: Handheld Night Scene, which reduces camera shake when shooting in the dark; Multi-motion, where you can pack a multitude of exposed shots into one image; and Make Up mode, which will smooth facial skin, or reduce the depth of facial shadows in sunlight – so perfect for those images of the morning after the night before.

The EX-Z300 also contains an HD movie mode, shooting footage that's 1280 x 720 pixels to the H.264 video standard.

All images you take can be viewed on the camera's 3.0in LCD monitor.

Take it easy

The EX-Z85 and EX-Z250 house a slightly smaller 9.1MP sensor, with the EX-Z250 also utilising Casio's EXILIM Engine 3.0.

The EX-Z85 features a stylish design contained within its diminutive size, measuring just 89.7mm wide by 51.7mm high by 19.0mm thick. Even though it's slim, Casio has still managed to equip the camera with a 3x optical zoom.

The EX-Z250 has a 28mm wide angle, 4x optical zoom lens, which can also be found on the EX-Z300.

Features on the EX-Z85 include: face recognition, which can recognise up to 10 faces in one image; and Easy mode, which pares down the camera's settings to just flash, self timer and image size.

Images can be viewed on EX-Z85's 2.6in widescreen LCD.

The cameras are available now, in a multitude of colours, at under £200 apiece.