Casio EX-H30 Review

May 16, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |


Number of Effective Pixels Approximately 16.1 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels?16.57 megapixels(/million)
File Format
  • Still Images?JPEG (Exif Version 2.3, DCF 2.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
  • Movies?AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
  • Audio (Voice Recording)?WAV format (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area) 34.9MB
Recording Media SD Memory Card*, SDHC Memory Card , SDXC Memory Card compatible
* Compatible with Eye-Fi Card, an SD memory card-type wireless LAN.
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still Images?16M (4608 x 3456), 3:2 (4608 x 3072), 16:9 (4608 x 2592), 10M (3648 x 2736), 5M (2560 x 1920), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)
  • Movies?HD: 1280 x 720 (24 fps) , STD: 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Recording Capacity Still Images?SD Memory Card 1GB*?It has not yet been fixed
Movies?Recording Time?It has not yet been fixed
SD Memory Card 1GB*?It has not yet been fixed
* When using Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
Operating Speed High-speed Continuous Shutter?Approx. 10 frames per second at 1280 x 960 pixels, Continuous Approx. 4 frames per second at 1600 x 1200 pixels
Flash Continuous Shutter?Approx. 3 frames per second at 1600 x 1200 pixels (Up to 3 shots)
  • Construction?9 lenses in 8 groups, including aspherical lens
  • F-number?F3.0 (W) to F5.9 (T)
  • Focal Length?f = 4.24 to 53.0mm
    35mm Film Equivalent?Approx. 24 to 300mm
Zoom Ratio
  • Optical zoom?12.5X
  • Single Frame SR Zoom?18.8X
  • digital zoom?4X
  • maximum digital zoom (in combination with HD Zoom, VGA size)?199.3X
  • Focus Type?Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Focus Modes?Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
  • AF Area?Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
  • AF Assist Lamp?Yes
Focus Range (From Lens Surface)
  • Auto Focus?Approx. 5cm to infinity (W)
  • Macro?Approx. 1cm to 50cm (Fifth step from widest setting)
  • Super Macro?Approx. 1cm to 50cm
  • Infinity Mode?Infinity
  • Manual Focus?Approx. 5cm to infinity (W)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
  • 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
  • CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
  • Shutter Speed*?Auto?1/2 to 1/2000 second
    Priority AE? 1 to 1/2000 second
    Shutter Speed Priority AE?8 to 1/2000 second (not fixed)
  • Manual Exposure?8 to 1/2000 second (not fixed)
Aperture F3.0 (W) to F7.9 (W)*1
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
*1 F7.9 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*?Still Images?Auto, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies? Auto
* SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity; REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
OtherRecording Functions
  • Image Stabilization Mechanism?CCD-shift image stabilization
  • Premium AUTO?Yes
  • Make-up Mode?Yes (12-level steps)
  • Landscape Mode?Yes (Vivid Landscape: 2-level steps / Mist Removal: 2-level steps)
  • Handheld Night Scene?Yes
  • Lighting Function?Yes
  • BEST SHOT?Yes: 36 scenes
    Dynamic Photo?Yes
    Multi-motion Image?Yes
    YouTube™ Capture Mode?Yes
    Voice Recording?Yes
  • Face Detection?Yes
  • Auto Shutter?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*?Approx. *to *m (W), approx. * to * (T) It has not been fixes
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 460,800 dots (960 x 480)
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
External connection terminals USB port(Hi?Speed USB compatible) / AV output terminal(NTSC/PAL)
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-130)
Battery Life Number of Shots(CIPA Standards)?It has not yet been fixed
Dimensions (CIPA Standards)?104.8(W) x 59.1(H) x 28.6(D) mm (24.2mm thickness excluding protruding parts)
Weight (CIPA Standards)?Approx. 201g (including Battery and Memory Card*), approx. 161g (excluding Battery and Memory Card)
* When using Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-130),Lithium Ion Battery Charger(BC-130L), AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM