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27TH AUGUST 2003

CASIO increases its EXILIM range, by announcing even smaller models.
Two new additions to the EXILIM range are both 10% smaller than predecessors

CASIO Electronics Co. Ltd has announced two new additions to its award winning* EXILIM range of digital cameras – the EX-S20 and EX-M20.

The new EXILIM EX-S20 and EX-M20 models are 10% smaller than their predecessors with no sacrifice to function, and retain a resolution of 2.0 million effective pixels. A number of added features such as the enhanced movie recording facility of up to 60 seconds, extended battery life of 85% over previous models, and the new scratch resistant acrylic panel monitor (LCD), to name but a few, re-emphasize EXILIM as the perfect partner to take anywhere, anytime.

The EXILIM EX-S20 and EX-M20 are a mere 11.3 mm thick, 83mm wide and 53mm high. Their stylish stainless steel cases resist de-colouration and are finished to a high gloss using CASIO’s ‘Ex Fine Blast Treatment’. Furthermore, a new lens protection cover has been added to help protect the lens from impact and dirt.

Both models incorporate a 1.6” TFT LCD screen with a digital interface, which produces vivid and clear images. Benefiting from CASIO’s original design technology, the cameras also feature a new macro shooting function which allows images to be taken from as little as 30cm away, making the EX-S20 and EX-M20 the first fixed–focus EXILIM models to be equipped with macro capabilities. The ability to record short movies, a major feature of its predecessors, has been improved upon by increasing the length of clips to up to 60 seconds. Due to its built in microphone and speaker, the EX-M20 enables users to capture movies with sound, as well as adding sound clips to individual pictures.

The EX-S20 and EX-M20 also incorporate CASIO’s famous ‘BESTSHOT’ function, enabling users to set-up the camera for pre-defined scenarios. Once a scenarios has been chosen, such as portrait, scenery or night, users can then simply ‘point and shoot’, enabling even novices to capture perfect images every time. Both cameras have an internal memory of 10MB for storing images, this capacity can be increased by inserting a SD or MMC card into the EXILIM’s external memory slot.

The EX-S20 will retail at £199.99 and the EX-M20 at £249.99. Both are available from Casio@Carnaby (020 - 7437 - 1441) and at all good digital camera retailers from October 2003.

* The European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) named the EXILIM EX-Z3 Digital Mini Camera of the year 2003 / 2004 at the 2003 IFA fair in Berlin

CASIO were the first company to launch a consumer digital camera back in 1995, with the introduction of the QV-10. Today CASIO produce a range of world-class digital imaging products from wrist cameras to four mega pixel compact cameras, and from shock resistant to pro-sumer five megapixel, fully manually adjustable cameras. EXILIM is all that any style conscious individual could wish for: - individuality, functionality, personality and wearability.

Within a lightweight alloy body, EXILIM encapsulates all the attributes of a digital camera and additional ergonomic precision and sharp sleek engineering, make it the most sought-after product in the entire CASIO range.

Once again CASIO is breaking new markets with original consumer driven products and exciting design.

NB: Specifications are subject to change without notice
For further information, images or review samples please contact:

Rebecca Strickland, Joe Public Relations
Tel: 020 8434 5597 rebeccas@joepublicrelations.co.uk


EXILIM EX-S20/EX-M20 Features

  • Although the thickness of these new models remains the same (11.3mm) as the EX-S2, Stack MCM (Multi-Chip Module) chip mounting has made it possible to reduce the surface area of these models by about 10% over previous models.
  • High-speed start-up has the camera ready to shoot about 0.9 seconds after power on (when built-in flash is turned off).
  • A release time lag of only 0.01 seconds (monitor screen and flash off) means that an image starts to be recorded virtually as soon as you press the shutter release button.
  • The camera is ready to shoot again only about one second after you record an image (when built-in flash is turned off).
  • High-speed playback scrolls at a speed of about 0.1 seconds per image, making image searches quicker and easier.
  • The macro mode lets you move in up to 30 centimetres for close-ups, perfect for shots of A4 size documents.
  • A lens cover protects the lens from impact and dust by opening and closing whenever the camera is turned on and off.
  • Extended battery performance gives approximately 85% longer continuous recording time than the previous models (EX-S20 / EX-M20 allow approximately two hours of continuous recording).
  • A 2 megapixel CCD combines with a new noise reduction process for outstanding image quality, especially when shooting at night.
  • The BESTSHOT mode provides access to 15 pre-installed camera setups in an instant. Simply select the sample scene that is similar to the image you want to record, and the camera’s exposure compensation, white balance, and other settings are configured automatically.
  • Photo Stand feature lets you view a slideshow of images with the camera on its cradle.
  • Full-month calendar screen shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded on each date.
  • World Time lets you select one of 162 cities in 32 time zones around the world as your home time. When travelling to another time zone, simply select the applicable city, and time and date settings are adjusted automatically.
  • An alarm function sounds an alarm and displays a specified image at a preset time. With the EX-M20, you can also include a voice message for playback at the alarm time.
  • Triple Self-timer records three consecutive images, so you can select and keep the best one.
  • Images are stored in a Web browser-viewable format that allows you to browse images in an album on your computer screen.
  • 10MB of Flash memory comes built in, and a card slot supports use of an SD memory card or MMC (memory card not included).
  • A favourites folder stores your favourite or private images so they are not displayed during normal playback.
  • Up to 60 seconds of movie can be recorded with each shot
  • Simply press the cradle's USB button for automatic transfer of images to a computer.
  • Complies with Exif Print (Exif 2.2) and PRINT Image Matching II.
  • Complies with Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT, so you can print directly on a USB DIRECT-PRINT printer* without using a computer.
    *For further information about "USB Direct-Print" compatible printers, please contact: Regional Epson Sales Companies
  • MP3 file playback, voice recording, movies with audio, and audio snapshots (EX-M20 only)
  • Selectable sounds for start up, shutter release and other functions (EX-M20 only)

EXILIM EX-S20/EX-M20 Specifications




Imaging Element:

1/2.7-inch square pixel primary colour CCD (2.11 million total pixels; 2.0 million effective pixels)

Recording Format:

Still: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant

Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)

Still: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard,

DPOF compliant

Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio

Recording Medium:

Built-in flash memory (10MB), SD memory card/Multi Media card

Still Images:

Image Size



Approximate File Size

Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)

Built-in Memory


SD Memory Card*


1600 x 1200













1600 x 1072








































Image Size


Maximum Movie Length

Approximate File Size

Approximate Memory Capacity

Built-in Memory


SD Memory Card*



60 seconds


(13 frames/second)

60 seconds

6 minutes 20 seconds

* Matsushita products. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.

Music Player:



(MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3/ MPEG-2 Audio Layer-3)

Voice Recording:


WAV (approximately 4KB/second);

approximately 40 minutes (built-in memory)

Image Deletion:

Single image; all images in memory (with memory protection)


F3.5, f = 5.6mm (equivalent to 37mm in 35mm format)


Fixed focus with macro mode

Approx Focus Range:

Normal: 80cm to ; Macro: 30cm


Digital 4x

Exposure Control:

Metering: Multi-pattern by imaging element

Control: Program AE; Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)


CCD electronic shutter/mechanical shutter; 1 to 1/8000 shutter speed (including Night mode)


F3.5 (fixed)

White Balance:

Auto; Fixed (4 modes); Manual


Auto, ISO64, ISO125, ISO250, ISO500

Recording Modes:

Still Image; macro; BESTSHOT; movie

Still Image; still image with audio; macro; BESTSHOT; movie with audio;


10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer

Built-in Flash:

Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction;

Approximate Range: 80cm to 1.5 metres


Monitor screen and optical viewfinder

Monitor Screen:

1.6-inch digital interface TFT colour LCD (84,960 pixels; 354×240)

Playback Functions:

4x zoom; rotate; flip; movie playback; calendar; Photo Stand (slideshow); startup image; Image Roulette

Timekeeping Functions:

Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049

World Time:

162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time


Trimming; resize; histogram; album feature; Favourites folder; copy; key customize; alarm with image

Trimming; resize; histogram; album feature; Favourites folder; copy; key customize; alarm with image / audio

Input/Output Terminals:

USB cradle contact terminals

Power Requirements:

Special lithium ion battery

Approx. Battery Life:

Continuous Image Recording: 2 hrs (720 shots)

Continuous Image Playback: 3 hrs

Continuous Image Recording: 2 hrs (720 shots)

Continuous Image Playback: 3 hrs

Continuous MP3 Playback: 7.5 hrs

Continuous Audio Recording: 2 hrs 50 mins


(W x H x D)

83×53×11.3 mm (excluding projections)


(excl. batteries and accessories)

Approx. 78g

Approx. 80g

Bundled Accessories:

Lithium-ion battery; USB Cradle; USB Cable; AC Adaptor; AC Cord; Strap; CD-ROM

Lithium-ion battery; USB Cradle; USB Cable; AC Adaptor; AC Cord; Strap; CD-ROM; LCD Remote Controller / Stereo Earphones

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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