Casio EXILIM Pro EX-FH20 Review

Review Date: November 19th 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 9.10 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS
Total Pixels 10.29 million
File Format Still Images RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
   
Built-in Flash Memory (Image area) 31.9MB
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images
RAW, 3456 x 2592, 3456 x 2304 (3:2), 3456 x 1944 (16:9),
3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
STD Movies 640 480 (30 fps)
HD Movies 1280 720 (30 fps)
Hi-Speed Movies (HS) 480 360 (210 fps, 30-210 fps), 224 168 (420 fps), 224 56 (1000 fps)
Recording Capacity(when set at maximum image size) Still Images Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 5 shots (Fine) / 10 shots (Normal) / 16 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 170 shots (Fine) / 322 shots (Normal) / 478 shots (Economy)
Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Capacity per File: 4GB*3
Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 8 seconds (HD) / Approx. 10 seconds (HS 1000 fps)
SD Memory Card 1GB*1 Approx. 4 min. 22 seconds (HD) / Approx. 5 min. 14 seconds (HS 1000 fps)
Operating Speed Shutter Release Time Lag*4*5 - Approx. 0.01 second
Image Playback - Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time*5*6 - Approx. 0.8 second
High-speed Continuous Shutter - Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash Continuous Shutter - Maximum 5 frames per second (up to 10 images) at 3264 x 2448
Lens Construction 14 lenses in 11 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F2.8 (W) to 4.5 (T)
Focal Length/35mm film equivalent f=4.6 to 92.0mm / Approx. 26 to 520mm
Zoom Optical Zoom 20X
Digital Zoom 4X (80X in combination with optical zoom)
HD Zoom 108.0X (image size: 640 x 480 pixels)
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Free or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range*7 (from lens surface) Auto Focus Approx. 15.75” to infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 4.72” to 19.69”  (W)
Super Macro Approx. .39” to 4.72”
Manual Focus Approx. 4.72”  to ∞ (W), Approx. .39” to ∞ (zoom lens position: super macro)
Exposure 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 Shutter Speed*8
CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Auto 1 to 1/2000 second
CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter 1 to 1/2000 second
Shutter Speed Priority AE 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)
Manual Exposure 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)
Aperture*9

F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)

White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*10 Still Images Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Movies Auto (Hi-Speed Movie when in Manual Exposure mode: ISO100,ISO200,ISO400,ISO800,ISO1600)
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CMOS-shift image stabilization
Prerecord Still Images Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels
Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels
Maximum recording capacity:  40 images
Prerecord Movie Yes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Yes
High Speed Anti Shake*11 Yes
High Speed Night Scene*11 Yes
High Speed Night Scene*11 Yes
Multi-motion Image*11 Yes
Move Out Continuous Shutter*11 Yes
Move In Continuous Shutter*11 Yes
Face Detection 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*7 Approx. 1.31’ to 22.97’ (W), approx. 4.27’ to 14.44’ (T)
Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 240)
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-inch LCD, Equal to 201,600 dots
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Included
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals USB/AV port, AC adaptor connection (DC-IN)
Hi-Speed USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 4, AC adaptor
Battery Life Number of Shots*13 Approx. 230 still images (alkaline battery), approx. 400 still images (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)
Continuous Playback Approx 5 hr. 20 min. (alkaline battery), approx 6 hr. 20 min. (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)
   
Dimensions (excluding projections)
4.83” (W) x 3.20” (H) x 3.33” (D)
Weight (excluding battery and accessories)
Approx. 17.04 oz
Bundled Accessories AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, USB cable, AV cable, strap, lens cap, cap holder, CD-ROM
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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