Casio EX-Z1000 Review

By Movable Type Admin




Click for our main menu


Casio Exilim EX-Z1000





Record Modes


(Note: Please excuse the quality of some screen captures, the EX-Z1000 does not have video out when in record mode so we had to take these from the user's manual.)

Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


When you press the display button, this menu will appear. If controls the Layout (Normal or Panel), amount of overlay information, Brightness, and Type of display that is shown. Below you can see examples of both the Panel and Normal screens.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


Here you can see the Panel display, using the typical Auto record mode. Along the right hand side of the frame are icons for Image size/quality, Flash mode, Self-timer, Anti-Shake, ISO, White balance, EV compensation, and the Time. On the right you can also see the live histogram display.

This "Panel" is actually a shortcut menu. Pressing the SET button in the center of the 4-way controller allows you to toggle settings. A very "cool" feature.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


And here is the "Normal" display mode. There is very little information displayed, just the amount of pictures remaining, image size/quality, time&date, and on the right you can see the live histogram.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


Press the "BS" button to select the Record mode:
  • Auto - Program AE snapshot mode
  • Movie mode (see below)
  • Best Shot "scene" modes:
      Portrait, Scenery, Portrait with Scenery, Children, Sports, Candlelight Portrait, Party, Pet, Flower, Natural Green, Autumn Leaves, Soft Flowing Water, Splashing Water, Sundown, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Collection, For eBay, Backlight, Anti Shake, High Sensitivity, Pastel, Illustration, Cross, Monochrome, Retro (sepia), Twilight, ID Photo, Old Photo, Business Card and Documents, White Board, and Register (custom build your own BS mode)
  • Audio only to make voice recordings


Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


When taking a shot of a business card, document, whiteboard, or similarly shaped object from an angle, it can cause the subject to appear angularly distorted. Business card/Document and White board/etc. modes automatically correct the shape of rectangular objects to make them appear like the camera was positioned directly in front of them.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


Here is a screen showing the framing Grid display. You activated this via the record menu. This is a helpful framing guide to ensure you get level shots.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


The EX-Z1000 can record high quality motion video at 640x480 (30fps) with sound in one of two quality settings (HG or Normal) or smaller 320x240 (15fps.) The length is only limited by the capacity of your memory card and the life of your battery. The zoom can not be used while recording, but can be preset before. Motion video clips are encoded into MPEG-4 AVI format.


Casio Exilim EX-Z1000





Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


The Z1000 can also be used like an audio recorder. Approx. 25 minutes can be recorded using the internal memory. When using optional memory card the length is limited only by available memory, file size is 5.5KB per second. Standard Windows WAVE/ADPCM ".WAV" format.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


MENU (REC tab):
    Focus - AF, Macro, PanFocus (movie only), Infinity, MF
    Continuous - Continuous drive mode, On or Off
    Self-timer - Off, 2 or 10 secs, and 3x (takes a series of three shots)
    Anti Shake - Auto, Off (still image mode only)
    AF Area - Auto focus area: Spot (center only), Multi (9-area)
    AF Assist Light - On, Off
    Instant Zoom - On, Off
    Digital Zoom - Digital zoom feature, On or Off
    L/R Key - Assign function to the Left and Right keys of 4-way controller
    Quick Shutter - Super fast snapshot mode, On or Off
    Audio Snap - Record audio with snapshots, On or Off
    Grid - Display grid lines, On or Off
    Review - Review image after capture, On or Off
    Icon Help - Onscreen text labels, On or Off
    Memory - Memorize settings between power off and on

MENU (Quality tab):

    Size - 10m (3648x2736), 10m 3:2 (3648x2432), 10m 16:9 (3648x2048), 5m (2560x1920), 3m (2048x1536), 2m (1600x1200), VGA (640x480)
    Snapshot Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy
    Movie Quality - HQ, Normal, LP
    EV Shift - Exposure compensation ±2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Fluorescent N, Fluorescent D, Tungsten, and Manual
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    Metering - Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
    Filter - Off, BW, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
    Sharpness +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
    Saturation +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
    Contrast +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
    Flash Intensity +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
    Flash Assist - Auto or Off


Continue on to
Playback Features



Return To Our
Reviews Menu


Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
VistaQuest VQ3007B 3 Megapixel Digital Camera (Blue) VistaQuest VQ3007B 3 Megapixel Digital Camera (Blue) $49.99
Cengage Youll learn how, when, and, most importantly, whyto use all the cool features and functions of yourcamera to take eye-popping photographs. Cengage Youll learn how, when, and, most importantly, whyto use all the cool features and functions of yourcamera to take eye-popping photographs. $29.99
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
HDE ® Universal 2.7 HDE ® Universal 2.7" Screen Protector for Kodak EasyShare - 2.25" (L), 1.8" (W) $9.99
NP-40 High-Capacity Replacement Battery with Rapid Travel Charger for Casio EX-Z850 EX-Z1000 EX-Z1050 EX-Z1080 EX-Z1200 - UltraPro BONUS INCLUDED: Camera Cleaning Kit, Camera Screen Protector, Mini Travel Tripod NP-40 High-Capacity Replacement Battery with Rapid Travel Charger for Casio EX-Z850 EX-Z1000 EX-Z1050 EX-Z1080 EX-Z1200 - UltraPro BONUS INCLUDED: Camera Cleaning Kit, Camera Screen Protector, Mini Travel Tripod $39.99
STK's Casio NP-40 NP-40DBA Battery Charger - for Casio Exilm, Casio BC-30L, Casio EX-FC150, Casio EX-FC100, Casio EX-Z750, Casio EX-Z1000, Casio EX-Z850, Casio EX-Z1050, Casio EX-Z100, Casio EX-Z600, Casio EX-Z1080, Casio EX-Z40, Casio EX-Z57, Casio EX-Z50, Casio EX-Z55, Casio EX-Z700, Casio EX-Z1200, Casio Exlim, Casio EX-Z30, Casio EX-Z200, Casio EX-Z300, Casio EX-Z450, Casio EX-Z500 STK's Casio NP-40 NP-40DBA Battery Charger - for Casio Exilm, Casio BC-30L, Casio EX-FC150, Casio EX-FC100, Casio EX-Z750, Casio EX-Z1000, Casio EX-Z850, Casio EX-Z1050, Casio EX-Z100, Casio EX-Z600, Casio EX-Z1080, Casio EX-Z40, Casio EX-Z57, Casio EX-Z50, Casio EX-Z55, Casio EX-Z700, Casio EX-Z1200, Casio Exlim, Casio EX-Z30, Casio EX-Z200, Casio EX-Z300, Casio EX-Z450, Casio EX-Z500 $14.99