Casio Exilim EX-Z60 Review

Review Date: August 21st 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

Recording Format: Still picture: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF 1.0, DPOF
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Voice: (Audio snapshot, Voice Recording); WAV
Recording Medium / Capacity: Internal Flash Memory 8.3MB, Card slot for SD-Card / MMC
Image Resolution: Single image: 2,816 x 2,112; 2,816 x 1,872 (3:2); 2,304 x 1,728; 2,048 x 1,536; 1,600 x 1,200; 640 x 480
Movie with sound: 640 x 480 (HQ/Normal); 320 x 240 (LP)
Image Deletion: One image, all images
Recording element: 1/2.5" CCD-Chip (6.37 MP total / 6.0 MP effective)
Lens: F3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T), f = 6.3 (W) – 18.9 mm (T) (equivalent to approx. 38 -114 mm for 35 mm cameras)
Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12 times both with optical and digital zoom)
Aperture: F3.1 / 4.4; automatic (it varies on optical zoom)
Focus range*: Normal: 40cm - Infinity
Macro: 10 cm - 50 cm
Manual: 10 cm - Infinity
Movie: 40 cm - Infinity
* it varies on some optical zoom
Focus mode: Contrast-AF (Spot, Multi), manual focus (MF), pan focus (PF), macro, infinity focus
Light Metering: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Center Spot
Exposure Control: Programmed AE
Exposure compensation: -2EV - +2EV by 1/3 EV steps
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter speed: Normal: 1/2 - 1/2.000 sec.
(above shutter speeds do not apply when using a BEST SHOT scene)
Sensitivity: Still ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 (automatic/manual)
Movie: Automatic
White balance: Automatic, fixed (6 modes), manual switching
Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec. / triple self-timer
Recording mode: Single image, BEST SHOT, movie with sound, single image with voice, Continuous Shutter, Voice Recording, macro, self-timer
Microphone / Speaker: Monaural
Audio recording time: Audio Snapshot: Approx. 30sec. / image
Voice Recoding: Approx. 25 min. (with built-in memory)
After Recording: Approx. 30 sec. / image
Flash system: Auto, manual-on, manual-off, Red Eye-Reduction, Soft Flash
Flash range: Approx 0.1m - 3.7m (W) / Approx. 0.6m - 1.9 m (T)
Rapid Flash: Approx. 0.4m – 1.9m (W) / Approx. 0.6m – 1.0m (T)
(it varies on optical zoom)
Monitor/Viewfinder: 2.5-inch TFT colour display (115,200 pixels – 480 x 240)
Timekeeping functions: Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time, summertime
Communication: USB 2.0 (Full-Speed)
Input/Output terminals: USB/AV interface (NTSC/PAL compliant)
Power source: 1x lithium-Ion battery (NP-20)battery) incl.
Battery life: Normal recording: Approx.180 snapshots*
Continuous playback: Approx. 3 hr. 50 min. (Snapshots) **
Voice recording: Approx. 3 hr. 50 min. ***
Dimensions: 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm ( W x H x D, excluding protrusions, 16.2mm at thinnest part)
Weight: Approx. 118g (w/o battery and memory card)
Standard Accessories: Battery charger (BC-11L), lithium-ion rechargeable battery (NP-20), USB cable, AV cable, hand strap, CD-ROM
* CIPA standard
Continuous recording conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), monitor screen: On, Flash: Off, image recorded every 30 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
** Continuous playback conditions: Temperature: 23C (73F), scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*** Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Snapshots:
Image Size (Pixels) Resolution Approximate File Size Approximate Memory Capacity (Images)
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256MB
2.816 x 2.112 Fine 3.63 MB 2 65
Normal 2.0 MB 3 116
Economy 1.21 MB 6 186
2.816 x 1.872 (3:2) Fine 3.22 MB 2 73
Normal 1.9 MB 4 121
Economy 1.08 MB 7 206
2.304 x 1.728 Fine 2.43 MB 3 97
Normal 1.62 MB 4 143
Economy 810 KB 9 271
2.048 x 1.536 Fine 1.92 MB 4 121
Normal 1.28 MB 6 180
Economy 640 KB 11 348
1.600 x 1.200 Fine 1.17 MB 6 196
Normal 780 KB 9 286
Economy 390 KB 18 530
640 x 480 Fine 360 KB 21 625
Normal 240 KB 32 938
Economy 120 KB 59 1.742

Movie with Audio:
Image Size (Pixels) Maximum Movie Length Approximate File Size Frames / sec Approximate Memory Capacity
Built-in Memory (8.3 MB) SD Memory Card* 256 MB
640 x 480 (HQ) 10 minutes/movie 10.2 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 6 sec. max. 3 min. 16 sec.
640 x 480 (Normal) 6.1 Mbit/sec. 30 max. 11 sec. max. 5 min. 27 sec.
320 x 240 (LP) 2.45 bit/sec. 15 max. 27 sec. max. 13 min. 34 sec.
Panasonic 256MB SD Card. Capacity differs according to manufacturer.
 
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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