Casio EX-FH20 Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Menus
Pressing the Play button brings up the image last captured. The default information is displayed: image size (9-megapixel), quality (Fine), file number, battery level indicator, and time and date of capture are shown. Pressing the 4-way controller left or right scrolls through the stored images.
Pressing the DISPlay button will bring up the extended exposure information screen with a Histogram. Data shown includes: Zoom position (26mm), EV compensation (0.0), ISO used (ISO 100) mode used (Auto), flash mode (off), white balance (AWB), metering, Drive mode (Single), Aperture value (f4.4), and the Shutter speed (1/400). Pressing it again will remove all information and just show the picture.
You can search through stored images using the Index function by pressing the wide angle zoom button. Twenty five thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the LEFT/RIGHT and UP/DOWN buttons and then pressing the Set or Telephoto zoom buttons.
The playback image can be magnified up to 8x when you press the telephoto zoom control. You can scroll around inside of the enlarged image by using the 4-way controller. Pressing the wide angle control will zoom out.
Playback menu tab:
MOTION PRINT -Prints one or multiple frames of a video
Movie Editing - Allows for in-camera editing of movies
White Balance - Allows you to change the white balance of the selected photograph
Brightness - -2, -1, 0, 1, 2
DPOF Printing - Date Stamping and Number of copies to print
Protect - Protect selected images
Rotation - Rotate selected picture
Resize - Make the current picture smaller
Trimming - In-camera cropping tool
Copy - Copy pictures back and forth between the memory card and the camera
Divide Group - Divide a Burst sequence into separate frames instead of an animated group
If you shot your picture at the highest resolution and need it for email or web use, and don't have time to resize it on your PC, the FH20 offers a Resize option. Using it allows you to create a smaller 5M, 2M or VGA sized image. The image is saved as a new file, so the original is not effected.
You can adjust the White Balance of an image in-camera.
As well as adjust the Brightness (gamma) of an image.
Here you can see the playback of a movie, which is saved in .AVI (Motion JPEG) format. It gives you 'VCR' like buttons to control Rewind, Play, Fast-Forward, Stop, and Volume.
You can even edit movie clips.
Setup menu tab:
EVF Brightness - 0, +1 or +2
Sounds - Controls all the sounds available on the camera
File Number - Continuous, Reset
World Time - Choose the time and location you are in
Time stamp - Date, Date&Time, Off
Adjust - Adjust time
Date Style - How the date is displayed
Language - 18 different languages
Sleep -Sleep time for the camera
Auto Power Off - Turns camera off after a set time
REC/PLAY - REC/PLAY buttons turn the camera on or off
LCD Priority Give the LCD priority for playback and menu display: On of Off (default)
USB - Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT), PTP(PictBridge)
Video Out - NTSC (4:3, 16:9), PAL (4:3, 16:9)
Battery Type - Ni-MH or Alkaline
Startup - Enable start-up image; On or Off
Format - Format the memory card/internal memory
Reset - Restore factory defaults
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