Casio has unveiled four new digital compact camera. It claims the Exilim EX-H15 is the world's first high-speed, high-zoom digital camera.

The EX-H15 is a 14.1Mp camera with a 24mm wide-angle lens and 10x optical zoom. Equipped with a 3in LCD display, the Exilim EX-H15 has a 'Premium Auto' mode that analyses the light conditions in the shot you've framed and selects the optimal settings for it.

The 102x62x24mm camera has an Art shot function that lets users turn their photographs into an oil painting, crayon drawing or watercolour painting. This is a similar idea to the art filters Olympus introduced to its mju compact and PEN cameras last year.

The Exilm EX-H15 can capture HD video at a resolution of 1280x720 at 30 frames per second. Photos can be saved to the camera's 73.8MB internal memory. This can be expanded with a SDHC memory card of up to 32GB.

Priced at £249, it will be available in March.

Casio has also launched the EX-FH100, a 10.1 Mp digital camera, with 10x optical zoom and the ability to take up to 30 9Mp images during high-speed burst shooting at a maximum speed of 40 shots per second.

The EX-FH100 joins the 14.1 Mp EX-Z550, which offers 4x optical zoom and a 2.7in LCD display, and the EX-Z2000 - a 14.1 Mp camera with 5x optical zoom and a 3in LCD screen.

The Exilm EX-H15 is priced at £249, while the EX-FH100 costs £279. Meanwhile, the EXZ550 costs £149 and the EX-Z2000 is priced at £179.

All four cameras will be available in March.

The Casio Exilm EX-H15


The Casio EX-FH100


The Casio EX-Z550


Finally, the Casio EX-Z2000

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