Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z55

Review Date: February 14th 2005

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

Specifications

Recording Element

1/2.5 inch square pixel primary colour CCD

(5.25 million total pixels; 5.0 million effective pixels)

Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard; DPOF compliant

Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)

Audio: WAV (mono)

Recording Medium

Built-in internal flash memory (approx. 9.3MB recordable area)

Card slot for SD / MMC

Image Resolution

Still Image: 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712 (3:2), 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels (Fine / Normal / Economy)

Movies: 320 x 240 pixels

Image Deletion

One image, all images

Lens

smc Pentax lens (6 lenses in 5 groups, incl. aspherical lens)

F2.6 (W) to F4.8 (T)

f=5.8(W) to 17.4(T) mm (equivalent to approx. 35 to 105mm in 35mm format)

Lens cover

Zoom

3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12x total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)

Focus Mode

Contrast AF (selectable between spot, 7 point multi)

Macro mode

Auto macro

Pan focus

Auto pan focus

Infinity mode

Manual focus

Focus lock

Focus Range

Normal: 40 cm to ∞

Macro: 6 cm to 50 cm

Exposure Metering

Multi-pattern

Exposure Control

Program AE

Exposure Compensation

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Shutter

CCD electronic / mechanical shutter

Shutter Speed

Normal: 1/8 to 1/2000 sec.

Night: 4 to 1/2000sec.

Fireworks: 2 sec. (fixed)

Aperture

F2.6 / F4.3, auto switching

White Balance

Auto; Fixed (6 modes); Manual

Sensitivity

ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400; automatic or manual switching

Recording Mode

Still image

Still image with audio

BESTSHOT (23 predefined scenarios)

Unlimited movie with audio (only restricted by free memory capacity and battery life)

Voice recorder

Flash System

Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction

Viewfinder

Monitor screen; optical viewfinder

Monitor

2.5" digital TFT colour LCD; 115,200 pixels (480240)

Playback Functions

Still image playback (4x zoom)

Movie playback

Trimming

Resize

Rotate

Reverse

Copy

9 image display

Calendar

Favourites folder

Image roulette

Slideshow (Photostand)

Other

Multilingual menu

RGB Histogram

Alarm with image

Album feature

Flash assist

Grid display

Icon help

Key customization

Timekeeping

Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049

World Time

162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; daylight saving time

Input/Output Terminals

USB cradle with AC adaptor; microphone; speaker

Power Requirements

Proprietary SUPER LIFE rechargable lithium-ion battery

Battery

Continuous Recording*: Approx. 210 min., up to approx. 400 shots (CIPA)

Continuous Recording**: Approx. 210 min., up to approx. 1070 shots

Continuous Playback***: Approx. 410 min.

Voice recording****: Approx. 380 min.

Dimensions

87 x 58 x 22.5 mm (W x H x D; excl. projections, thinnest point 19.7mm)

Weight

Approx. 130g (excl. batteries and accessories)

Bundled Accessories

Proprietary SUPER LIFE rechargable lithium-ion battery

USB cradle

USB cable

AC adaptor

Wrist strap

User's quick reference guide

CD-ROM


Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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