Casio EX-Z1 Review

July 1, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |


Recording Element 1/2.3 inch square pixel primary colour CCD
(10.1 million total pixels; 10.1 million effective pixels)
Recording Format Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG), IMA-ADPCM (mono)
Still Image: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF 1.0 standard; DPOF compliant
Audio: WAV (mono)
Recording Medium Card slot for SD / SDHC / Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Image Resolution Still images: 10M 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3648 x 2048 (16:9), 7M (3072 x 2304), 4M (2304X1728), 2M (1600 x 1200), VGA (640 x 480)
Movies: 640 x 480 (STD, 30fps), 320 x 240 (LP, 15fps)
Image Deletion One image, all images
Lens 6 lenses in 5 groups, incl. aspherical lens
F3.1 (W) to F5.6 (T)
f=6.3(W) to 18.9(T) mm (equivalent to approx. 35.5 to 106.5mm in 35mm format)
Zoom 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (12x total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focus Mode Manual focus
Infinity mode
Pan focus
Auto focus
Macro Focus
Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot by imaging element
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter CCD electronic / mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed

Night: 4 to 1/2000sec.
Auto: 1/2 to 1/1000 sec.

Sensitivity Movie: Auto
Still Image: ISO64, ISO100, 1SO200, ISO400, 1SO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
SOS/ REI) *SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. *REI: Recommended Exposure Index
Recording Functions YouTube(TM) Capture Mode
Face Detection
BESTSHOT (23 predefined scenarios)
Voice recording
Self-Timer Triple self-timer
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Flash System Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Monitor 2.7" digital TFT colour LCD; 114,960 pixels (479 x 240)
Other Focus Type: Contrast Detection, Auto Focus
AF Area: Spot or Multi
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 Built-in speaker (mono)
Built-in microphone
USB / AV connector
USB USB 2.0 (Full-speed) compatible
Power Requirements Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NP-80)x 1
Battery Approx. 210 still images
Dimensions 96.8 (W)x 56.5 (H)x 17.8 (D)mm
Thinnest part:15.8
Weight Approx. 100g (excl. batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories

AV cable
Battery charger
User's quick reference guide
USB cable (Full speed USB 2.0 compatible)
AC power cord
Wrist strap