The Info List - Casio

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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (カシオ計算機株式会社, Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya , Tokyo
, Japan
. Its products include calculators , mobile phones , digital cameras , electronic musical instruments , and digital watches . It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 released the world's first entirely electric compact calculator. CASIO was an early digital camera innovator, and during the 1980s and 1990s, the company developed numerous affordable home electronic keyboards for musicians.


* 1 History

* 2 Products

* 2.1 Calculators

* 2.1.1 Scientific calculators * 2.1.2 Basic calculators

* 2.2 Watches * 2.3 Musical instruments * 2.4 Other

* 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links


was established in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio, an engineer specializing in fabrication technology. Kashio's first major product was the yubiwa pipe, a finger ring that would hold a cigarette , allowing the wearer to smoke the cigarette down to its nub while also leaving the wearer's hands free. Japan
was impoverished immediately following World War II
World War II
, so cigarettes were valuable, and the invention was a success.

After seeing the electric calculators at the first Business Show in Ginza , Tokyo
in 1949, Kashio and his younger brothers (Toshio, Kazuo and Yukio) used their profits from the yubiwa pipe to develop their own calculators. Most of the calculators at that time worked using gears and could be operated by hand using a crank or using a motor (see adding machine ). Toshio possessed some knowledge of electronics, and set out to make a calculator using solenoids . The desk-sized calculator was finished in 1954 and was Japan's first electro-mechanical calculator. One of the central and more important innovations of the calculator was its adoption of the 10-key number pad; at that time other calculators were using a "full keypad", which meant that each place in the number (1s, 10s, 100s, etc...) had nine keys. Another distinguishing innovation was the use of a single display window instead of the three display windows (one for each argument and one for the answer) used in other calculators.

In 1957 Casio
released the Model 14-A, sold for 485,000 yen , the world's first all-electric compact calculator, which was based on relay technology. 1957 also marked the establishment of Casio
Computer Co., Ltd.

In the 1980s, its budget electronic instruments and its line of affordable home electronic musical keyboard instruments became popular. The company also became well known for the wide variety and innovation of its wristwatches . It was one of the earliest manufacturers of quartz watches , both digital and analog. It also began selling calculator watches during this time. It was one of the first manufacturers of watches that could display the time in many different time zones and of watches with temperature, atmospheric-pressure, altitude, and even Global Positioning System displays.

A number of notable digital cameras innovations have been made by Casio, including the QV-10, the first consumer digital camera with an LCD screen on the back (developed by a team led by Hiroyuki Suetaka in 1995), the first consumer three megapixel camera, the first true ultra-compact model, and the first digital camera to incorporate ceramic lens technology.


Casio's products include calculators , watches , cash registers , illuminators , digital cameras ( Exilim series), film cameras , laptop and sub-notebook computers, mobile phones , electronic keyboards , PDAs (E-Data Bank), electronic dictionaries , digital diaries (early PDAs), electronic games , computer printers , clocks , and portable televisions .

In the 1970s and 80s, Casio
was known for its electronic (including scientific) calculators and electronic musical instruments. Today, Casio
is most commonly known for making durable and reliable digital watches. The G-Shock range of shock resistant watches is popular, with the 1983 G-Shock DW-5600C being highly sought-after by collectors. Casio
made a variety of digital watches with in-built games in the 1980s and 90s, which were highly popular at the time.

also makes products for local markets, including a "Prayer Compass" watch designed to help Muslims pray on time and in the right direction.


Scientific Calculators

Note: This is a list of selected calculators. Figures in parentheses imply approximate year of introduction.

* Graphing

* FX-9860G / GII / SD * FX-9860G Slim * ClassPad 300 Plus / 330 * ClassPad II fx-CP400 * fx-CG10 / 20 / 50 * fx-CG500 * Algebra FX 2.0 Plus * FX 1.0 Plus * CFX-9850GC Plus * CFX-9850GB Plus * CFX-9800G * fx-9750G Plus / GII * fx-8500G, 8000G * fx-7500G, 7400G Plus / GII * fx-7000G (ca. 1985) * VI-9850GB Plus * RM 7000/9000

* Programming

* fx-5800P, 3950P, fx-3650P , 50F Plus (2000s) * fx-4500PA, 4500P * fx-5500LA, 5500L * fx-3900PV , 3900P (1990s) * fx-4800P * fx-3600P (1980s) * fx-4000P, 3500P, 3800P, fx-5000F, 50F (late 1980s) * FX-850P * FX-702P (ca. 1981) * FX-603P , FX-602P (1981) * fx-180P, 390PV (Program) (early 1980s), fx-180PV, * FX-502P, 501P (ca. 1979)

* Professional

* fx-FD10 Pro (2014) (Surveying calculator for civil engineering)

* CLASSWIZ (High-resolution Natural Textbook Display)

* fx-991EX, 570EX, 350EX, 82EX (early 2015) * fx-JP900, JP700, JP500 (late 2014), ( Japan

* "Natural V.P.A.M." * "Natural Display" * S-V.P.A.M. / Two-line, Multi-replay * V.P.A.M. (Visually perfect algebraic method)

* LCD (One-line)

* fx-65 (True fraction) (mid 1990s) * fx-95 (equation) (mid 1990s) * fx-991D, 570D, 115D, 100D (early-mid 1990s) * fx-82D, 250D, 82LB, 82SUPER, 82SX, 82SOLAR (early 1990s) * fx-992V, 992VB, 991V, 115V, 85V; fx-991H, 911H (early 1990s) * fx-991N, 911N, 115N, 85N; fx-250C, fx-570C (late 1980s) * fx-991M, 115M, 85M; fx-451M,(mid-late 1980s) * fx-650M; fx-580; fx-100C, 82C (mid-late 1980s) * fx-570, 100, 350, 77 (early-mid 1980s) * fx-82, 82B, 82L, fx-58 (early 1980s) * fx-2000, 2200, 2500, fx-48(late 1970s)

* VFD (Digitron) display

* fx-1, 2, 3 (desk); fx-10 (handheld) (early-mid 1970s), used MSI (medium scale integration) * fx-11, 15, 20, 101, 17, 19, 102, 1000, PRO fx-1, PRO-101, (mid-1970s) * fx-21, 29, 31, 39, 120, 140 (mid-late 1970s) * fx-201P, 202P (Program) (mid 1970s)

Basic Calculators

Note: This is a list of selected models.

* LCD display

* Desk calculators

* DS-3TS, DH-160, DV-220, DJ-240D, DJ-120D, MJ-120D, MW-8V (2000s)

* Pocket calculators

* JS-140TVS, NJ-120D, SL-1000TW, HL-122TV (2000s) * HL-810 (1985) * SL-800 (FILM CARD) (1983) * LC-78 (MINI-CARD) (1978)

* Printing calculators

* HR-100TM, DR-210TM (2000s)

* VFD (Digitron) / LED display

* Desktop calculators

* AL-1000 (1967)

* Pocket calculators (1970s)

* CM-601 (MINI) * CM-606 (Personal MINI) * 101-MR * Y-811 (Memory-8R) * AL-8 (with fraction input) * H-813 (Personal M-1) * CQ-1 (with clock function)


* G-Shock

* Baby-G

* Lineage * Oceanus * Edifice * Wave Ceptor * Databank * Youth

* Pro-Trek

* Casio
PRT-40 * Casio
PRG-60-T * Casio
PRG-240 * Casio
PRG-600 * Casio
PRW-6100Y-1DR * Casop WSD-F200-RG

* Classic

* Casio
F-series * Casio F-91W * Casio
A-series * Casio
A158W * Casio
A159W * Casio
A168W * Casio
A178W * Casio
LA680 * Casio
B640 * Casio


* Electronic Musical Instruments ( Casiotone keyboards, Privia , Celviano, etc.)

* Keyboards

* CZ-Synthesizer * FZ-1 Sampling Synthesizer * PT-80 (monophonic, eight patches, mid-1980s) * PD-Synthesizer * VL 1 Synthesizer * ToneBank CT Series * LK Series Key Lighting (1997–present) * CTK/WK Series Standard (1990–present) * CTK/WK Series High-Grade (2003–present) * XW Synthesizers (2013) * SA Mini Keyboards * MZ-X performance arrangers(2016-)

* Other instruments

* DG-20 electronic guitar (1987)

* Digital Pianos

* Privia (2005–present) * Privia Pro Stage (2012–present) * Celviano (2007–present) * Celviano Hybrid/Grand Hybrid (2015) * CDP Compact Series (2008–present)


Digital cameras

* QV-Series * WQV-Series * EX-Series ( Exilim ) * TRYX


* Cassiopeia * PV-Series ( Pocket Viewer ) * SF-Series * FX-Series

Electronic dictionary

* EX-word-Series

Electronic games

* CG-Series

Data and video projector

* XJ-S (Super Slim-Projectors)

System products

* POS systems * Portable data terminals

Printing systems

* CD label printer * Label printer

Mobile Phones

* G'zOne Type-L * G'zOne Commando * G'zOne CA-201L

Digital diaries (early PDA's: no longer produced)

Game Consoles

* PV-1000 * Casio Loopy


CP/M and Z80 Based:

* FP1000 * FP1100

DOS and x86 Based:

* FP6000 * FP4000 * FP4100 * FX9000



EV-SP3900 Electronic dictionary *

Cassiopeia PDA *

QV-10 Digital camera
Digital camera

EX-S600 Digital camera
Digital camera

Au W31CA Mobile phone
Mobile phone

fx-570MS *

An old Casio
calculator *

fx-115ES Scientific calculator with Natural Display *

fx-991MS Scientific calculator *

fx-991EX ClassWiz (High-resolution Natural Textbook Display)


Casio fx-7000G , the world's first graphing calculator *

FR-2650T calculator with printer for checkout *


PB-770 pocket computer, with FA-11 extension dock *

SF-R20 Digital Diary (early PDA) *

F-105W watch (left) and fx-300ES scientific calculator (right) *

Sport OutGear SGW-400HD-1BV *

Casio F-91W Digital watch
Digital watch

DW-5600E -1V A G-Shock watch with one of the first Illuminator *

Casio Edifice
Casio Edifice
EFA-111D-7AV watch with 10-year battery life *

PRG 60 AVER Triple Sensor