Casio EX-FH25 Review

3.5
August 9, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 10.10 million
Image Sensor   1/2.3-inch High sensitivity CMOS sensor
Total Pixels 10.62 million
File Format Still Images RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area) 85.9 MB
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images RAW, 10M (3648 x 2736), 3:2 (3648 x 2432), 16:9 (3648 x 2048), 9M (3456 x 2592), 7M (3072 x 2304), 4M (2304 x 1728), 2M (1600 x 1200), VGA (640 x 480)
STD Movies 640 × 480 (30 fps)
HD Movies 1.280 × 720 (30 fps)
Hi-Speed Movies (HS) HS 1000 (224 × 64, 1000 fps), HS 420 (224 × 168, 420 fps), HS 240 (448 x 336, 240fps), HS 120 (640 x 480, 120fps), HS 30-240 (448 x 336, 30fps - 240fps), HS 30-120 (640 x 480, 30-120 fps)
Recording Capacity (With Still Image at Maximum Image Size Setting) Still Images (RAW) Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 4 shots (Fine) / 5 shots (Normal) / 5 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 47 shots (Fine) / 56 shots (Normal) / 60 shots (Economy)
Still Images (JPEG) Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 13 shots (Fine) / 25 shots (Normal) / 38 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 151 shots (Fine) / 286 shots (Normal) / 426 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 min.
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 23 seconds (HD) / Approx. 28 seconds (HS 1000 fps)
SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 4 min. 24 seconds (HD) / Approx. 5 min. 14 seconds (HS 1000 fps)
Operating Speed Start-up time*3*4 Approx. 3.3 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag*3*4 Approx. 0.03 second
Image Playback*2 Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time*2*3*4*5 Approx. 1.4 seconds
Normal Speed CS Approx. 2.1 second intervals
High-speed CS Maximum 30 frames per second at 3648 x 2736 pixels (Speed 40fps)
Flash Continuous Shutter Maximum 5 frames per second (up to 10 images) at 3264 x 2448
Lens*6 Construction 14 lenses in 11 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.8 (W) to 4.5 (T)
Focal Length   f=4.6 to 92.0mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 26 to 520mm
Zoom Optical Zoom 20X
Digital Zoom 4X (80X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom 114.0X (image size: 640 x 480 pixels)
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Free or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range*6 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 12 cm to ∞ (W)
Macro   Approx. 12 cm to 50 cm (W)
Super Macro Approx. 1 cm to 12 cm
Manual Focus Approx. 12cm to ∞ (W), Approx. 1cm to ∞ (zoom lens position: super macro)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type   CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*7 Auto 1 to 1/2000 second
Aperture Priority AE 1 to 1/2000 second
Shutter Speed Priority AE 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)
Manual Exposure 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)
Aperture*8   F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)
Aperture Priority AE/ Manual Exposure
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*9 Still Images Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO 3200
Movies Auto (Hi-Speed Movie when in Manual Exposure mode: ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO 3200)
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CMOS-shift image stabilization
Prerecord Still Images Maximum speed: 40 fps, maximum recording capacity: 30 images
Prerecord Movie Yes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Yes
BEST SHOT   Yes: 26 scenes
High Speed Anti Shake*10 Yes
High Speed Night Scene*10 Yes
High Speed Lighting*10 Yes
High Speed Best Selection*10 Yes
Multi-Motion Image*10 Yes
Move Out Continuous Shutter*10 Yes
Move In Continuous Shutter*10 Yes
Face Detection Yes
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range*6 Approx. 0.4 to 7.0m (W), approx. 1.3 to 4.4m (T)
Flash continuous shutter*10: Approx. 0.6 to 2.3m (W), approx. 1.3 to 1.4m (T) (when 5 shots taken)
Flash Charge Time Approx. 5seconds
Finder Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 × 240)
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-inch LCD, Equal to 201,600 dots
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Yes
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals   USB/AV port, AC adaptor connection (DC-IN)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, AA, rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 4, AC adaptor
Battery Life Number of Shots*11 (CIPA Standards) Approx. 340 still images (alkaline battery), approx. 500 still images (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)
Continuous Playback (Still Images) Approx 5 hr. (alkaline battery), approx 6 hr. 30 min. (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 122.6 (W) x 81.4 (H) x 84.5 (D)mm
Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 483g
Bundled Accessories AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, USB cable, AV cable, strap, lens cap, cap holder, CD-ROM
Options AC Adapter (AD-C100), Soft Case (ESC-170)
 
*1. DNG file format is one type of RAW image file, and it is recommended by Adobe Systems for use as a standard image file format.
*2. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
*3. When using built-in memory.
*4. With built-in flash off.
*5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*6. Range is affected by optical zoom.
*7. May differ according to camera setting.
*8. Aperture changed by optical zoom or recording mode.
*9. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity.
*10. When set at 9M (3456 x 2592) and fine image quality.
*11. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.

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