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Casio EXILM EX-Z150 announced

The EX-Z150 is the world's slimmest compact cam
The EX-Z150 is the world's slimmest compact cam

Casio has announced a new arrival to its EXILM range, the EX-Z150. This super-slim compact camera is reputed to be the world's slimmest (at just 20.1 mm thick) but still manages to pack a lot of goodness into its slender chassis.

For starters, the standout feature is the EX-Z150's LCD screen. At 3in this would be a large screen even for a DSLR, but on a compact it's positively gargantuan.

It's not surprising that this is the biggest screen Casio has added to its EXILM range. Add to this 8.1MP resolution and you have a shooter that's capable of big things.

Lens-wise, the EX-Z150 contains a built-in wide-angle 28 mm (35 mm film equivalent), which is capable of 4x optical zoom.

Extra features

Memory comes in the form of a full-size SDHC memory card. Those who forget extra memory will be pleased to hear there's 17.9MB of memory built-in – should keep you going for a few shots at least.

Those who want to try a bit of filmmaking will be pleased to know there's a YouTube capture mode that films 640 x 480 footage at 30fps, for up to 10 minutes per film.

Although the EX-Z150 has not had UK pricing and availability announced as of yet – it should be available in the coming months – when it does appear it will be available in silver, black red, pink, and green.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.