The Japanese cell phone operator KDDI has today announced the release of the impressive, feature-packed Casio EXILIM W63CA cameraphone, featuring an 8.1-megapixel camera, a 3.1-inch AMOLED display, face detection, anti-shake technology and a simple feature rarely seen on cameraphones…a flash.
The clamshell has a wide-angle 28mm (35mm format) lens with nine-point autofocus and includes a YouTube mode which records VGA video at 30fps. Images and video playback should be clear and crisp thanks to the phone’s 480×800 AMOLED WVGA display.
The phone includes a Micro-SD slot, Bluetooth, a media player, a web browser and an email client to keep us connected, while a weight of around 123g (4.33 ounces) won’t weigh down our pockets. The W63CA measures 50mm (1.96″) x 110mm (4.33″) x 17.4mm (0.68″) and will go on sale in Japan in November for a price yet to be announced. No word on a US/UK release.
This is an excellent step for Casio with their EXILIM range. They seem to have successfully combined camera and phone without sacrificing numerous (and sometimes essential) features like the flash. The only thing holding it back would be the absence of an optical zoom lens…but I guess you can’t have everything, right?