Casio EX-H5 Review

4.0
November 26, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 12.1 million
Image Sensor   1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels 12.39 million
File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording) WAV format (monaural)
Internal Memory 24.5 MB *1
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card *2
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images 12M (4000 x 3000), 3:2 (4000 x 2656), 16:9 (4000 x 2240), 8M (3264 x 2448), 5M (2560 x 1920), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)
STD / LP Movies 640 x 480 (30 fps) / 320 x 240 (15 fps)
HD Movies 1280 x 720 (32 fps)
YouTube™ 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Recording Capacity (Maximum Image Size Setting) Still Images Built-in Memory Approx. 3 shots (Fine) / ca. 6 shots (Normal) / ca. 9 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB *3 Approx. 122 shots (Fine) / Approx. 234 shots (Normal) / Approx. 350 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Max. recording time per file: 29 min.(YouTube™: max.10 min)
Built-in Memory Approx. 9 second (HD)
SD Memory Card 1GB *3 Approx. 6 min. 51 second (HD)
Operating Speed Start-up Time *4*5 Approx. 1.7 second
Shutter Release Time Lag *5 Approx. 0,010 second
Playback Speed *3 Approx. 0.1 second / image
Shooting Interval *3*6 Approx. 2.0 second intervals
Normal Speed Continuous Shooting *3*6 Approx. 1.4 second
4fps Continuous Shooting *7 Approx. 4 frames per second
10fps Continuous Shooting *8 Approx. 10 frames per second
Flash Continuous Shooting Speed *9 Approx. 3 frames per second
Lens / Focal Length Construction 11 lenses in 10 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F3.2 (W) to F5.7 (T)
Focal Length   f = 4.3 to 43.0mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 24 to 240mm
Zoom Ratio Optical Zoom 10X
Digital Zoom 4X (40X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom Max. 62.4X @VGA
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Intelligent, Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range *10 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 15cm to Infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 7cm to 50cm (W) (from 1st zoomlevel)
Super Macro Approx. 7cm to 50cm
Infinity Mode Infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 15cm to Infinity (W)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern by CCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type   CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed *11 Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture *12 F3.2 (W) to F7.5 (W) *13, auto
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI) *14 Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CCD-shift image stabilization
Make-up Mode Yes, (12-level steps)
Landscape Mode Yes (Vivid Landscape: 2-level steps / Mist Removal: 2-level steps)
Lighting Yes
BEST SHOT   Yes: 41 scenes
Dynamic Photo Yes
Multi-motion Image *15 Yes
Art Shot 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, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range Normal: Approx. 0.2 to 4.2 m (W), approx. 0.5 to 2.4 m (T)
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.4 to 1.8 m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.0 m (T)
Flash Charge Time Approx. 6 seconds
Monitor Screen 2.7-inch TFT color LCD, 230,400 dots (960 x 240)
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, daylight saving time
Input/Output Terminals   USB/AV port (PAL/NTSC)
USB Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x 1
Battery Life Number of Shots (CIPA) *16 Approx. 240 shots
Continuous Playback (Still Images) *17 Approx. 4 hrs. 10 min.
Continuous Movie Recording Time *18 Approx. 1 hrs. 50 min.
Continuous Voice Recording Time *19 Approx. 4 hrs. 10 min.
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 103.5 (W) x 59.4 (H) x 29.1 (D) mm
Thinnest part: 24.4 mm
Weight (Including Battery and Memory Card) Approx. 174 g
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80), lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM, Reference Manual

Other
Recording Functions

Image Stabilization Mechanism

CCD-shift image stabilization

Make-up Mode

Dedicated Button  (12-level steps)

Landscape Mode

Dedicated Button  (Vivid Landscape: 2-level steps / Mist Removal: 2-level steps)

Handheld Night Scene

Yes

Lighting Function

Yes

BEST SHOT

 

Yes: 38 scenes

Dynamic Photo

Yes

Multi-motion Image*9

Yes

YouTube™ Capture Mode

Yes

AUTO BEST SHOT

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, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction

Flash Range*4

Approx. 0.7 to 11.5ft (W), approx. 1.6ft to 6.5ft (T)

   

Monitor Screen

3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 x 240)

   

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

USB

Hi-Speed USB

   

Microphone

Monaural

   

Speaker

Monaural

   

Power Requirements

Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90) x 1

   

Battery Life

Number of Shots*10
(CIPA Standards)

Approx. 1000 still images

Continuous Playback
(Still Images)

Approx. 11 hr.

Continuous Recording
(Voice Recording)

Approx. 21 hr. 30 min.

     

Dimensions (Excluding Projections)

4(w) x 2.5(H) x .96(D) in.

Thinnest part: .87 in.

   

Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories)

Approx. 5.8 oz.

   

Bundled Accessories

Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

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