Casio EX-Z300

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

Casio EX-Z300The Casio EX-Z300 is a new 10.1 megapixel digital camera complete with make-up mode. The Casio Z300 boasts 10.1 megapixels and offers new functions to the EXILIM camera range. The make-up mode airbrushes your photographs, removing even the smallest of blemishes giving you that look to make you the envy of all your friends. The Z300 also has a Movie Button, which lets users record H.264 movies at the touch of a button. The EXZ300 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-Z300 is available in three sleek colours; black, silver and gold, and costs £229.99 in the UK and $299.99 in the US.

Casio EX-Z300 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: 10M(3648x2736)/3:2(3648x2432)/
Movies: HD (1280X720)/STD (640x480)/LP (320x240)/
YouTube (640x480)
?Movie recording time is limited at 10 minutes.
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 10.34 megapixels (/million)
Lens / Focal Length F2.6(W) - F5.8(T) / f=4.9 - 19.6mm
(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 22.8x (@VGA, both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus, with AF assist lamp.
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. 10cm - 50cm (W)
Infinity mode: Infinity (W)
Manual focus: Approx. 10cm - 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) - F7.0(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. 0.2 - 4.5 m (W)
Approx. 0.5 - 2.0 m (T)
Flash Continuous Approx. 0.4 - 2.2 m (W)
Shooting: Approx. 0.5 - 1.0 m (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charge Time Approximately 3 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 (Hi-Speed USB compatible)
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x1
Power Consumption 3.7V DC, Approximately 4.6W
Dimensions 96.9(W) x 57.6(H) x 23.0(D) mm
(excluding projections ; 21.1mm at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 131g (excluding battery and bundled accessories)

Casio EX-Z300

Casio EX-Z300

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