Casio EX-Z450 Review

3.5
November 16, 2009 | 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 35.7 MB
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card
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 (24 fps)
YouTube™ 640 x 480
Recording Capacity (Max. Resolution) Still Images (JPEG) Built-in Memory Approx. 4 shots (Fine) / ca. 8 shots (Normal) / ca. 13 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB *1 Approx. 122 shots (Fine) / Approx. 234 shots (Normal) / Approx. 350 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Max. recording time per file: 10 minute
Built-in Memory Approx. 11 second (HD)
SD Memory Card 1GB *1 Approx. 5 min. 27 second (HD)
Operating Speed Start-up Time *2*3 Approx. 1.6 second
Shutter Release Time Lag *2*3 Approx. 0.009 second
Playback Speed Approx. 0.1 second / image
Shooting Interval *3*4 Approx. 3.1 second intervals
Normal Speed Continuous Shooting *4 Approx. 2.8 second
4fps Continuous Shooting *5 Approx. 4 frames per second
10fps Continuous Shooting *6 Approx. 10 frames per second
Flash Continuous Shooting Speed *7 Approx. 3 frames per second
Lens / Focal Length Construction 7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.6 (W) to F5.8 (T)
Focal Length   f= 4,9 to 19,6 mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 28 to 112mm
Zoom Ratio Optical Zoom 4X
Digital Zoom 4X (16X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom Max. 25X @VGA
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Intelligent, Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range *8 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 10cm to Infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 10cm to 50cm (W)
Infinity Mode Infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 10cm to Infinity (W)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type   CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed *9 Auto 1/2 to 1/1000 sec.
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/1000 sec.
Aperture *10 F2.6 (W) to F7.0 (W) *11, auto
White Balance (WB) Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI) *12 Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CCD-shift image stabilization
Landscape Mode Yes
Make-up Mode Yes
Lighting Yes
Handheld Night Scene Yes
BEST SHOT   Yes: 39 scenes
Dynamic Photo Yes
Multi-motion Image *13 Yes
Pre Record Movie 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 Normal: Approx. 0.1 to 4.5m (W), approx. 0.5 to 2.0m (T)
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.4 to 2.2m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.0m (T)
Flash Charge Time Max. approx. 4 sec.
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 (PAL/NTSC)
USB Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Battery Life Number of Shots (CIPA) *14 Approx. 550 shots
Continuous Playback (Still Images) *15 Approx. 9hrs.
Continuous Movie Recording Time *16 Approx. 3 hrs. 40 min.
Continuous Voice Recording Time *17 Approx. 13 hrs.
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 96.9 (W) x 57.6 (H) x 21.4 (D)mm
Thinnest part: 19.5mm
Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 130g
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40), lithium ion battery charger (BC-31L), AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM
   
*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
*2. When using built-in memory.
*3. With built-in flash off.
*4. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*5. Max. recording capacity: 8 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 2M (1600x1200) pixels and normal image quality.
*6. Max. recording capacity: 20 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 1.2M(1280x960) pixels and normal image quality.
*7 Max. recording capacity: 3 images, shutter speed 1/250 sec., image is fixed at 2M (1600x1200) pixels and normal image quality.
*8 Range is affected by optical zoom.
*9. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
*10. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
*11. F7.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
*12. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
*13 Image size 2048 x 1536 pixels.
*14. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
*15 Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23°C (73°F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*16. Continuous movie recording without zoom.
*17. Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

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