Feeds

Casio cosies up to YouTube

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

A tie-up between Casio and YouTube wouldn't have been our first guess for an expansion attempt by either of the two companies, but when you think about it, it sort of makes sense. And, hey, Google needs to recoup some of its $1.65bn.

The agreement has come in the form of two new Casio digital cameras, the EX-S880 and EX-Z77, which incorporate a branded YouTube Best Shot mode. This allows web-savvy happy-snappers to shoot and save movies on either camera at the optimum size and quality for transfer to YouTube.

The EX-S880 is an 8.1-megapixel camera that sits within Casio's Exilim Card series, while the 7.2-megapixel EX-Z77 will nestle within its Exilim Zoom line-up. Both used the H.264 video standard and include specialist software to upload videos to YouTube in two steps, as well as motion analysis technology that should help to reduce blurring.

Casio_exs880v2
Casio's EX-S880

Both a nearly identical in their dimensions as well, with the EX-S880 measuring 9.4 x 6 x 1.7cm deep, while the EX-Z77 measures 9.5 x by 5.9 x 1.9cm deep.

Each camara has a 3x optical and 4x digital zoom. The EX-Z77 has a 2.6in widescreen display, while the EX-S880 has the slightly larger 2.8in display and a maximum brightness, from its centre, of 1000cdp² - pretty bright for a camera display, surpassing even many LCD TVs on the market.

The EX-Z77 gives users a maximum five shots per second, while the EX-S880 is limited to four. Each has the by now standard image stabilisation and red-eye reduction functions built in. The maximum ISO for both models is 1600, when the high sensitivity image option is selected.

Casio_exz77
Casio's EX-Z77

Casio has given the biggest choice of body colour options to purchasers of the EX-Z77, with silver, black, pink, red and blue available. EX-S800 fans will have to settle for silver, black or red.

The EX-Z700 will be available in August for around £150 (€221/$304), while the EX-S880's release date is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to cost around £250 (€369/$507).

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.