Casio have launched a bevy of new beginner compact cameras at CES 2012. Packing a handful of specs that belie their entry-level status, the Exilim ZS150, ZS20, ZS12 and ZS6 are all looking very capable little snappers.
Top of the line is the ZS150, offering a 24mm wide angle lens and a 12.4x optical zoom. Perhaps its most attractive feature is its use of the Exilim Engine HS. This allows for a super-fast boot-up time of 0.99 seconds, letting you take consecutive shots with a gap of just 0.29 seconds.
HD video capture at 720p is also possible, with decent low light performance with an f3 aperture. Premium Auto Mode helps take great, optimised snaps straight away. A 2.7inch LCD sits on the rear and with a USB-rechargeable battery tucked away inside.
Though the rest of the entry-level cameras launched by Casio share similar specifications, there are a few notable difference. Firstly, XS20 has a slightly narrower 26mm lens, with a 6x optical zoom. The ZS12 and ZS6 also have a 26mm wide angle but only a 5x zoom, while the ZS12 model is slimmest.
Check out Casio’s page for more info.