Casio EX-Z200 Review

Review Date: April 14th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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File Format
Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF1.0, DPOF
Movies: H.264/AVC, MOV format, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV format (monaural)
Recording Media:
11.7MB built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card,
SDHC Memory Card, MMC (MultiMediaCard),
MMC plus (MultiMediaCard plus) compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels:
Still images:
VGA(640x480) Movies:
848x480(UHQ Wide/HQ Wide)
640x480(UHQ/HQ/Normal) / 320x240(LP)/ *Movie recording time is limited at 10 minutes.(@EU/UK/DI/China)
Number of Effective Pixels:
Approx. 10.1 megapixels
Image Sensor:
1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 10.34 megapixels
Lens/Focal Length:
F2.6(W) - F5.8(T) / f=4.9 - 19.6mm
(Approx. 28 - 112mm equivalent to 35mm film)
7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom Ratio:
4 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (16 times both with optical and digital zoom)
HD Zoom Maximum 22.8x (@VGA, both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Type - Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Mode - Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area - Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp - Included
Focus Range*7 (from lens surface):
Auto focus - Approx. 15.75” to Infinity (W)
Macro - Approx. 5.91” to 19.69” (W)
Infinity mode - infinity (W)
Manual focus - Approx. 5.91” to infinity (W)
Exposure Metering :
Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by CCD
Exposure Control:
Program AE
Exposure Compensation:
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type:
CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*8:
Auto - 1/2 to 1/1000 second
Night Scene - 4 to 1/1000 second
F2.6 (W) to F7.0 (W)*11, auto switching
White Balance:
Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent,
Tungsten, manual WB
Sensitivity - (SOS/REI)*12
Still images - Auto/ ISO50/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO800/ ISO1600
Movies - Auto
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash:
Flash Mode - Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range -
Normal: Approx. .66’ to 10.83’ (W), approx. 1.64’ to 4.92’ (T)
Flash Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.64’ to 7.22’ (W), approx. 1.64’ to 3.28’ (T)
Flash Charge Time:
Approximately 4 seconds
Recording Functions:
Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous shooting(Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS/Flash CS), BEST SHOT, Auto shutter, Face Recognition, Movie(Normal Movie, Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube™), Voice Recording
* Audio recording is monaural
Playback Functions:
Playback Zoom(8X), 12-image Screen, Calendar Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Keystone, Color Correction, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT
Other Functions:
Key Customization, Monitor Screen Brightness Adjustment, PictBridge, Video Output(NTSC/PAL)
Image Deletion:
One image / All images
With memory protect function
Approximate Maximum Audio Recording Times:
After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Voice Recording: 36 minutes 29 seconds (when using built-in memory)
2.7-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
230,160 dots (959 x 240)
LCD monitor
Timekeeping Function:
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
With time stamp function
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time:
162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input / Output Terminals:
USB/AV port (Hi-Speed USB compatible)
Power Source:
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x1
Power Consumption:
3.7V DC, Approximately 4.5W
3.66”(W) x 2.16”(H) x .89”(D)
(excluding projections ; .76” at thinnest point)
Approximately 4.2 oz (excluding battery and bundled accessories)
*1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card. *2. Within limits of memory and battery life. *3. When using built-in memory. *4. With built-in flash off. *5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality. *6. Image is fixed at 1600x1200 pixels and normal image quality. *7. Range is affected by optical zoom. *8. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene. *9. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change. *10. F5.6 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *11. F7.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *12. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index. *13. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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