Casio EX-Z85

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

Casio EX-Z85The Casio EX-Z85 is a new, small 9.1 megapixel digital camera with a smart design. The EX-Z85’s ultra-compact design offers the functionality needed to easily take great photos and shoot movies. The Z85 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 EXZ85 features the Auto Shutter function, which enables users to take their picture just at the moment of a lovely smile or when hand shake ceases as the camera automatically detects the right moment to take a photo. The Casio Z85 also has a Movie Button, which lets users record H.264 movies at the touch of a button. The Casio EX-Z85 is available in six colors; pale pink, vivid pink, green, blue, black, orange, brown and silver, and costs £149.99 in the UK and $179.99 in the US.

Casio EX-Z85 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 41.2MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card,
SDHC Memory Card, MMC (MultiMediaCard),
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus) compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still images: 9M(3456x2592)/3:2(3456x2304)/
Movies: 848x480(WIDE) / 640x480(STD) / 320x240(LP)
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 9.1 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 9.30 megapixels
Lens / Focal Length F3.1(W) - F5.9(T) / f=6.3 - 18.9mm
(Approx. 38 - 114mm equivalent to 35mm film)
6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom Ratio 3 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom)
HD Zoom Maximum 16x (@VGA, 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. 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
Aperture F3.1(W) - F5.6(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
(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. 0.1 - 2.6 m (W)
Approx. 0.6 - 1.4 m (T)
Flash Continuous Approx. 0.4 - 1.4 m (W)
Shooting: Approx. 0.6 - 0.7 m (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charge Time Approximately 5 seconds
Recording Functions Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS/Flash CS), BEST SHOT, Auto shutter, Face Recognition, easy Mode, Movie(Normal Movie, Prerecord Movie,  and For YouTube), Voice Recording
* Audio recording is monaural
Playback Functions Playback Zoom(8X), 12-image Screen, Calendar Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Keystone, Color Correction, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT
Other Functions Focus Frame Customization, Menu Color Customization, Key Customization, 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: 129 minutes 4 seconds (when using built-in memory)
Monitor 2.6-inch TFT color LCD
114,960 dots (479 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 ( USB compatible)
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) x1
Power Consumption 3.7V DC, Approximately 3.5W
Dimensions 89.7(W) x 51.7(H) x 19.0(D) mm
(excluding projections ; 17.8mm at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 100g (excluding battery and bundled accessories)

Casio EX-Z85

Casio EX-Z85

Casio EX-Z85

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