Casio EX-Z250

August 20, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment | |

Casio EX-Z250The new Casio EX-Z250 is a fun 9.1 megapixel digital camera packed full of features. With a new night view function, the Casio Z250 automatically adjusts in the dark. The Z250 also has a highly visible Super Clear LCD as well as Casio’s Auto Best Shot scene recognition function that automatically chooses an appropriate shooting mode. The Casio Z250 also has a Movie Button, which lets users record H.264 movies at the touch of a button. The EXZ250 offers significant enhancements in function and performance whilst continuing to focus on style and design. A new body shape keeps height to a minimum and exudes a sense of premium design quality. The Casio EX-Z250 is available in six vibrant colours; silver, black, gold, pink, red and blue, and costs £199.99 in the UK and $249.99 in the US.

Casio EX-Z250 Specifications

File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF1.0, DPOF
Movies: MOV format, H.264/AVC, AAC (monaural)
Movies: MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV format (monaural)
Recording Media 38.5MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card,
SDHC Memory Card, MMC (MultiMediaCard),
MMC plus (MultiMediaCard plus) compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still images: 9M(3456x2592)/3:2(3456x2304)/
Movies: 848x480 (WIDE)/640x480 (STD)/320x240 (LP)/640x480 (YouTube)
Movie recording time is limited at 10 minutes
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 9.14 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 9.30 megapixels (/million)
Lens / Focal Length F2.6(W) - F5.9(T) / f=4.65 - 18.6mm
(Approx. 28 - 112mm equivalent to 35mm film)
7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom Ratio 4 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (16 times both with optical and digital zoom)
HD Zoom Maximum 21.3x (both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Mode Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, Manual focus
AF Area Spot, Multi, Tracking
Focus Range Auto focus: Approx. 40cm - Infinity (W)
(Still Images) Macro: Approx. 15cm - 50cm (W)
Approx. 5cm - 50cm
Infinity mode: Infinity (W)
Manual focus: Approx. 15cm - Infinity (W)
* Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
Exposure Metering Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by CCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed Auto : 1/2 - 1/2000 second
Night Scene : 4 - 1/2000 second
?Depending on user’s setting of Camera?
Aperture F2.6(W) - F7.7(W) (ND filter is being used.)
* Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent,
Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity Still images: Auto/ ISO64/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO800/ ISO1600/ ISO3200
(SOS/REI)* Movies: Auto
* SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
Self-Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Flash Mode Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Soft Flash, Red eye reduction
Flash Range Normal: Approx. 0.15 - 3.8 m (W)
Approx. 0.6 - 1.7 m (T)
Flash Continuous Approx. 0.4 - 1.7 m (W)
Shooting: Approx. 0.6 - 0.7 m (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charge Time Approximately 6 seconds
Recording Functions Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS/Flash CS), BEST SHOT, Make-up shot, Auto shutter, Face Recognition, Movie(Normal Movie, Prerecord Movie,  and For YouTube), Voice Recording
* Audio recording is monaural
Playback Functions Playback Zoom(8X), 25-image Screen, Calendar Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Red Eye Correction, Keystone, Color Correction, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT
Other Functions Key Customization, Monitor Screen Brightness Adjustment, PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL)
Image Deletion One image / All images
With memory protect function
Approximate Maximum Audio After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Recording Times Voice Recording: 2 hours (when using built-in memory)
Monitor 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
230,400 dots (960 x 240)
Viewfinder LCD monitor
Timekeeping Function Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
With time stamp function
Auto Calendar to 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input / Output Terminals USB/AV port   *is not High-speed USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-70) x1
Power Consumption 3.7V DC, Approximately 4.0W
Dimensions 96.7(W) x 57.3(H) x 19.9(D) mm
(excluding projections ; 18.9mm at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 119g (excluding battery and bundled accessories)

Casio EX-Z250

Casio EX-Z250

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