Casio EX-H20G Review

January 31, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |


Number of Effective Pixels 14.1 million
Image Sensor   1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels 14.48 million
File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.3, DCF 2.0 standard, DPOF compliant)
Movies MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Internal Memory 14.5 MB*1
Recording Media SDXC-, SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card*2
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images 14M (4320 x 3240), 3:2 (4320 x 2880), 16:9 (4320 x 2432), 10M (3648 x 2736), 6M (2816 x 2112), 3M (2048 x 1536), VGA (640 x 480)
Movies HD: 1280 x 720 (30 fps) / STD: 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Recording Capacity (Maximum Image Size Setting) Still Images Built-in Memory Approx. 1 shot (Fine) / ca. 3 shots (Normal)
SD Memory Card 1GB*3 Approx. 103 shots (Fine) / Approx. 199 shots (Normal)
Movies Recording Time Max. recording time per file: 29 min.
Built-in Memory Approx. 11 second (HD)
SD Memory Card 1GB*3 Approx. 12 min. 10 second (HD)
Operating Speed Start-up Time*4 Approx. 2.8 second
Shutter Release Time Lag*4*5 Approx. 0.007 second
Auto Focus Speed Approx. 0.17 second (At full wide angle; Auto Focus Speed measure conditions defined by CASIO)
Playback Speed*3 Approx. 0.12 second / image
Shooting Interval*3*5 Approx. 1.2 second intervals
Lens / Focal Length Construction 11 lenses in 10 groups, including aspherical lens
F-number F3.2 (W) to F5.7 (T)
Focal Length   f= 4.3 to 43.0mm
35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 24 to 240mm
Zoom 10x optical, 15x Single SR Zoom, 4x digital, max. 159.4x digital (in combination with HD [email protected])
Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro Mode, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
AF Area Intelligent, Spot, Multi or Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Range*6 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 15cm to Infinity (W)
Macro Approx. 7cm to 50cm (W) (First step from widest setting)
Super Macro Approx. 7cm to 50cm
Infinity Mode Infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 15cm 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   CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed*7 Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Night Scene (BEST SHOT) 4 to 1/2000 second
Aperture*8 F3.2 (W) to F7.5 (W)*9
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (SOS/REI)*10 Still Images Auto, ISO80, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
Movies Auto
Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CCD-shift image stabilization
Premium AUTO Yes
Single Frame SR Quality Yes
360° Slide Panorama Yes
Make-up Mode Yes (12-level steps)
Landscape Mode Yes (Vivid Landscape: 2-level steps / Mist Removal: 2-level steps)
BEST SHOT   Yes: 27 scenes
Dynamic Photo Yes
YouTube™ Capture Mode Yes
Geo-tagging by snapshots and movie Yes (Latitude and longitude coordinates, shooting ditrections, place name and stamp place)
World map data and sights Approx. 10,000 internal pre-installed sight images
Face Detection Yes
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range*8 Approx. 0.2 to 3.5m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.9m (T)
Flash Charge Time Approx. 5 seconds
Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 460,800 dots (960 x 480)
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, daylight saving time, time auto correction with GPS
Input/Output Terminals   USB/AV port (NTSC/PAL), HDMI™ (Mini)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90, 1950mAh) x 1
Battery Life Number of Shots*11 (CIPA Standards) Approx. 600 shots (GPS function turned off)
Approx. 480 shots (GPS function turned on)
Continuous Playback*12 (Still Images) Approx. 5 hrs 40 min.
Continuous Movie Recording Time*13 Approx. 3 hrs 20 min.
Dimensions (CIPA Standards) 102.5 (W) x 67.5 (H) x 28.8 (D) mm, 24.7mm thick excluding lens
Weight (CIPA Standards) Approx. 216g (including battery and memory card), approx. 172g (excluding battery and memory card)
Bundled Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90), battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM