With the overwhelming popularity of camera phones, the demand for stand alone digital cameras seems to be shrinking slightly among the novice photographers. Leading digital camera makers are incorporating their expertise in designing cameras in the domain of cell phones. This is perhaps the reason, while looking for the best quality camera phones we largely rely on makers such as Sony Ericsson. In the field of digital camera, Casio is the foremost rival of Sony. Casio now makes a grand entry into the world of camera phone with the Casio Exilim cell phone. Casio Exilim will now be available on Verizon Wireless.
The most impressive feature of Casio Exilim is undoubtedly its camera. It sports a 5.1-mega pixel camera complete with auto focus, built-in LED flash, image stabilizer and 3x optical zoom. The camera is also water resistant. This Casio camera is comparable to any good quality stand alone digital camera.
Casio Exilim has been designed to withstand extreme conditions. The handset fulfils strict military standards. It could survive extreme cold and heat, high altitudes, excess sunlight, dust, water, salt, fog and shocks. Therefore, this rugged handset is suitable for adventurers and extreme sports lovers.
Casio Exilim Specifications
This clamshell handset has a 2.3-inch swivel LCD display and a 0.7-inch mono display. It features media player, Bluetooth, GPS and microSD card slot.
Since Casio Exilim is coming on Verizon wireless, it will support the different features offered by this US carrier. You can enjoy music streaming from Verizon’s VCAST Music with Rhapsody. You can select your favorite songs from more than four million songs, which are available for download. You can reply, forward and delete voice mails with the help of the Visual Voice Mail feature, which makes listening to voice instructions redundant. To find your way in unknown terrain, take the help of VZ Navigator. It will guide you through 15 million points of interest, providing turn-by-turn audible instructions.
Casio Exilim cost around $280. Verizon is offering a $50 mail in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.