Casio EX-FC100 Review

April 29, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |


Number of Effective Pixels 9.10 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS
File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images 9M (3456 x 2592), 3:2 (3456 x 2304), 16:9 (3456 x 1944), 6M (2816 x 2112), 4M (2304 x 1728), 2M (1600 x 1200), VGA (640 x 480)
STD Movies 640 x 480 (30 fps)
HD Movies 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
Hi-speed Movies (HS) 1000 fps, 420 fps, 210 fps, 30-210 fps
Operating Speed High-speed Continuous Shutter 30 fps, 15 fps, 10 fps, 5 fps, 3 fps (maximum image size: 2816 x 2112 pixels)
Lens Construction 9 lenses in 7 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F3.6 (W) to F4.5 (T)
Focal Length   f=6.42 to 32.1mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 37 to 185mm
Zoom Optical Zoom 5X
Digital Zoom 4X (20X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Spot, Free or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range *1 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 40cm to Infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 3cm to 50cm (W)
Infinity Mode Infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 3cm to Infinity (W)
Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type   CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed *2 Auto 1 to 1/1000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/1000 second
Aperture *3 F3.6 (W) to F8.5 (W) *5
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS) *6 Still Images Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CMOS-shift image atabilization
Prerecord Still Images *7 Yes
Slow Motion View *7 Yes
Lag Correction *7 Yes
BEST SHOT   Yes: 21 scenes
High Speed Anti Shake *7 Yes
High Speed Night Scene *7 Yes
High Speed Best Selection *7 Yes
Multi-motion Image *7 Yes
Move Out Continuous Shutter *7 Yes
Move In Continuous Shutter *7 Yes
Prerecord Movie Yes
YouTube™ Capture Mode 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
Monitor Screen 2.7-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 x 240)
Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data
On-image Time Stamp Function Yes
Auto Calendar To 2049
World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals   USB/AV port
USB Hi-Speed USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 99.8 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 22.6 (D)mm
Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 146g
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM