Casio EX-P700 Review
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The EX-P700 is ready to go within two seconds of pressing the power button and can capture the action at up to 3 frames per second. The shutter lag time is an amazing 0.01 seconds from auto focus lock. It can grow with your abilities, the Program Auto and Best Shot exposure modes allow anyone to take great pictures easily and more advanced users will appreciate the Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority and full Manual exposure modes. Adjustable ISO sensitivity, white balance, sharpness, saturation, contrast, multiple metering and focus modes. JPEG and TIFF uncompressed image formats, Auto Bracketing of exposure, white balance and focus and Multi-Bracketing of color effects and contrast are just some of its advanced features.
Compose your images with the coupled optical viewfinder or use the bright and large 2-inch color LCD with its unique Ex Finder display. Casio has developed a graphical information overlay that gives you real-time display of the major recording settings. When in Shutter-speed or Aperture priority mode you can call up an on-screen aid that graphically explains the difference in fast and slow shutter speeds and open and closed apertures. And Casio's Best Shot mode offers you 27 pre-programmed scene modes to handle the usual to unusual shooting situations. You can even create and save your own custom Best Shot scenes.
The EX-P700 offers exceptional battery life of up to 200 shots (110 minutes) or up to 220 minutes of playback time thanks to its high-capacity Li-ion rechargeable battery. It has ~9MB of internal memory that's easily expanded with any size SD card. The included PhotoLoader software automatically transfers all JPEG and AVI files in the camera to the computer whenever you connect the USB cable. USB Mass Storage compliant, no drivers needed for most modern operating systems. Images can be stored in HTML albums so they can be viewed easily with any modern web browser.
You can record 320x240 resolution motion video with audio and voice memos that can be played back in the camera with its built-in speaker. The Calendar feature shows you thumbnails of photos on the day they were taken. World Time lets you select one of 162 cities in 32 time zones as your home or destination time zone. You can also store special photographs or photos you don't want others to see in the "Favorites folder". Direct USB printing to PictBridge and Epson Direct-Print compatible printers. Intelligent orientation sensor automatically rotates portrait mode images for correct playback on LCD and TV screens. Full-featured infrared remote control for wireless operation of shutter and zoom lens with access to the menus.
The EX-P700 compared in size to an average CD disc.
The Exilim EX-P700 and the 6-megapixel EX-P600.
The compact EX-P700 and the Olympus C-7070 for comparison.
|Recording Element||1/1.8-inch square pixel primary color CCD|
7.41 million total pixels; 7.2-million effective pixels
|Image File Record Formats||
|Recording Media||Built-in flash memory (approx. 8.9 MB recordable area)|
Optional SD or MMC memory cards
|Recorded Image Sizes||Stills: 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048 (3:2), 2304 x 1728|
1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels
Movies: 320 x 240 pixels
|Resolution||JPEG: Fine / Normal / Economy, Uncompressed TIFF|
|Lens||Canon Lens (8 lenses in 7 groups, including aspherical lens) F2.8(W) to 4.0(T); f=7.1(W) to 28.4(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 33.0 to 132.0 mm when converted to 35mm film), lens barrier included|
|Zoom||4X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (16X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)|
|Focusing||Phase differential sensor AF/ Contrast type AF (selectable between spot, 7-point multi, free AF area switching, continuous AF); macro mode; infinity mode; manual focus|
|Normal: 40cm to infinity ; Macro: 10 to 50cm|
|Shutter||CCD electronic / mechanical shutter; 60 to 1/2000 shutter speed (manual exposure); BULB|
|Aperture||10 stage aperture; F2.8 to F8.0|
|White Balance||Auto / Fixed (7 modes) / Manual|
|Sensitivity||Auto / ISO 80 / ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 640|
|Recording Functions||Snapshot / audio snapshot (up to 30 seconds); high speed continuous shooting (3 shots / second, max. 5 shots); Auto Bracketing (AE/WB/AF); Multi Bracketing (color/portrait/sharpness/saturation/contrast); Macro; Best Shot, Movie with audio; voice recorder; Business Shot; Auto Macro; Flash Assist; Icon Help|
|Self-timer||10 seconds or 2 seconds; Triple Self-timer; Remote control; 2 second remote control self timer|
|Built-in Flash||Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Red Eye Reduction |
Approximate Range: 0.4 to 3.6 meters (W); 0.4 to 2.5 meters (T)
|Viewfinder||Eyelevel coupled real image optical viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.0-inch high-definition TFT color LCD, 115,200 pixels (480 x 240)|
|Time keeping Functions||Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049|
|World Time||162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; summer time (daylight saving time)|
|Input/Output Terminals||External power (DC IN); USB/AV connection (NTSC/PAL compliant); External flash sync terminal|
|Power Requirements||Proprietary NP-40 3.7v 1230mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery|
Optional AC adapter
|Battery life||Approx. 200 snapshots (CIPA standard)|
Continuous recording: approx. 440 snapshots (approx 1 hr. 50 min.) *
*recording wide / tele alternatively each 15 secs, LCD on, flash off
Continuous playback: approx 3 hr. 40 min. (still photos)
Continuous recording: approx 3 hr. 30 min. (voice recording)
|Dimensions||97.5(W) x 67.5(H) x 45.1(D) mm (excluding projections, thinnest point 26.1 mm)|
|Weight||Approximately 225g (excluding batteries and accessories)|
|Bundled Accessories||Lithium Ion rechargeable battery; Battery charger; Card remote control; USB cable; AV cable; Strap; CD-ROM|
|Optional Accessories||Wide/Tele conversion lens adaptor set; proprietary lithium ion battery; battery charger, AC adaptor|
NOTE: Specifications as represented by the manufacturer.
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