Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Review

Review Date: July 10th 2006

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

Specifications

Effective Pixels: 10.1 million
Imaging Element: 1/1.8-inch square pixel colour CCD (Total pixels: 10.37 million)
Image Files Format: Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2), DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Audio: WAV
Recording Media: 8.0 MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, Multi-Media Card
Image Size(Pixels): Snapshots: 3.648×2.736 / 3.648×2.432 (3:2), 3.648×2.048 (16:9), 2.560x1.920, 2048×1536, 1.600×1.200, 640×480 Movies: 640×480 (HQ), 640×480 (Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Snapshots:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)*
Built-in Memory (8.0 MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
3.648 x 2.736 Fine 4.2 MB 1 56
Normal 2.8 MB 2 84
Economy 1.4 MB 5 162
3.648 x 2.432 (3:2) Fine 3.8 MB 2 62
Normal 2.5 MB 3 93
Economy 1.25 MB 5 180
3.648 x 2.048 (16:9) Fine 3.3 MB 2 71
Normal 2.2 MB 3 106
Economy 1.1 MB 6 203
2.560 x 1.920 Fine 2.8 MB 2 84
Normal 2.0 MB 3 116
Economy 1.0 MB 7 221
2.048 x 1.536 Fine 1.92 MB 4 121
Normal 1.28 MB 5 180
Economy 640 KB 11 348
1.600 x 1.200 Fine 1.17 MB 6 196
Normal 780 KB 9 286
Economy 390 KB 17 530
640 x 480 Fine 360 KB 20 625
Normal 240 KB 30 938
Economy 120 KB 57 1742

Movie with Audio:
Image Size
(Pixels)
Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames/sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory
(~8.0 MB)
SD Memory Card*
256 MB
640 x 480
(HQ)
10 minutes / movie 10.2 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. max. 6 sec. max. 3 min. 16 sec.
640 x 480
(Normal)
6.1 Mbit/sec. 25 Approx. max. 10 sec. max. 5 min. 27 sec.
320 x 240
(LP)
2.45 bit/sec. 12.5 Approx. max. 26 sec. max. 13 min. 35 sec.
Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., LTD. products. Capacity depends on card manufacturer
Lens/Focal Distance: F2.8(W) to 5.4(T), f=7.9 to 23.7 mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114 mm for 35 mm film) , 7 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12x in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus mode: Auto Focus, Macro mode, Auto Macro, Pan Focus for movie only, Infinity mode, manual focus, AF Area: spot, multi, free, AF Assist Light
Approximate Focus Range: Auto Focus: Approx. 40 cm to infinity
Macro: Approx. 6 cm to 50 cm
Infinity Mode: Approx. infinity
Manual: Aprrox. 6 cm to infinity
(Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change)
Exposure control: Light metering: Multi pattern, Center weighted, Center spot
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2EV~+ 2EV (1/3EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter speed: Snapshot mode (auto)... 1/2 to 1/2.000 sec. (ISO50)
BEST SHOT Night Scene: 4 - 1/2.000 sec. (ISO50)
(Using other BEST SHOT scenes or ISO settings causes the shutter speed to change)
Aperture: F2.8/F5.6, auto switching
(using optical zoom causes the aperture to change)
White Balance: Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching
Sensitivity: Snapshots: Auto / ISO50/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400
Movies: Auto
Recording Functions: Single image, best shot, movie with sound, single image with voice, voice recording, macro, self-timer, continuous shooting
Self-timer: 10 seconds. 2 seconds, Triple self-timer
Built-in Flash: Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red eye-reduction, Soft Flash
Flash Range*: Approx. 0.1 to 3.6 meters (W), Approx. 0.4 to 1.9 meters (T)
* Continuous shooting: Approx. 0.6 to 2.1 meters (W), Approx. 0.4 to 1.1 meters (T) (using optical zoom causes flash range to change)
Viewfinder: Monitor screen
Monitor: 2.8-inch TFT colour display, 230.400 pixels (960×240)
Timekeeping Functions: Date and time: Recorded with image data; Auto calendar up to the year 2049
World Time: 162 cities in 32 time zones, city, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals: Cradle connection
USB: USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone/Speaker: Monaural
Power Requirements: Proprietary rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40)
Battery life: Approx. 360 snapshots (CIPA Standards)*
Continuous playback: approx 13 hr. (snapshots)**
Continuous recording: approx 8 hr. (voice recording)***
Dimensions: 92 (W) x 58.4 (H) x 22.4 (D) mm (excluding projections, 19.9 mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approximately 139g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (NP-40), USB cradle (CA-33), AC adaptor, USB cable, AV Cable, Strap, CD-ROM

* CIPA standard
** Continuous Playback Conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*** Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

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