Casio Exilim for Verizon Now Official, with 3x Optical Zoom
Verizon Wireless today launched the Casio Exilim phone. The high-end camera phone borrows Casio's brand for standalone cameras, and combines a rare 3x optical zoom lens with a 5.1 megapixel sensor. The camera is also auto-focus and has a flash. It is also water-resistant, meeting military specs for water immersion, humidity, salt–fog, shock, vibration, dust, sun, altitude, and temperature. Other features include EVDO Rev. A Data, memory card slot, 180-degree rotating display, stereo Bluetooth, and HTML web browser. The Exilim phone is available today for $279.99 after $50 online discount, with 2-year contract.
Are they kidding about the price?
I mean really... in this day and age with $99 iPhones.... no one has ANY business charging more than $99 for a dumbphone. Nice camera or not.
Look at the bigger picture. iphones and other smartpho...
Dumb phones do not require a data plan, meaning that carriers cannot subsidize the cost ...
Still the same lame VZW UI
It's a 5 Megapixel Waterproof Camera with a phone attached!
Your $99 iPhones don't have 5.1 Megapixel Cameras with an optical Zoom, powerful Flash, and Water Resistance or even just plain ruggedness. Yes, their nice playthings, but I need something that isn't going to explode with screen glass and electronic parts if it slips out of my hand while I am using it.
$280??? Does military specs and a 5 megapixel warrant that price point???
The phone also sports a full html browser, and evdo rev a data (making it great for tethering).
We'll see how it sells. We've sold countle...
Didn't Samsung already do this...with the Flip Shot?
Plus, the 280.00 price on contract is a little steep.
This is also an optiocal zoom, a full HTML browser, and EVDO-RevA speeds.
The flipshot was also really expensive (200+) for the majority of time it was out on verizon's network.
Oh, and pa...