Casio EX-Z1080 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1080




Features and Controls



Casio Exilim EX-Z1080


The Z1000's collapsible zoom lens provides 3x (38-114mm in 35mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities in an amazingly thin configuration. This is an all-glass, multicoated lens constructed of 7 elements in 5 groups (including aspherical lens) with a maximum aperture of F2.8 - F5.1. It has a 4X digital zoom option. The lens retracts fully inside of the camera when powered down and is protected by a built in lens cover.

The auto focus system has options for Spot AF (center only), Multi AF (auto selects one of nine AF areas), or Auto Tracking (press lightly on the shutter button and the camera will continue to focus on your subject until the photo is taken). The Z1000 features an AF-assist illuminator to aid in accurate focusing in low light conditions.

The auto focus working range is 15.75 in. to infinity, macro: 3.94 - 19.69 in. (varies with zoom). It features an "Auto Macro" function, which automatically switches between Normal and Macro focus modes. Manual focus is adjustable from 3.94 in. to infinity.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, soft flash, red-eye reduction and off. The working range is approx. 0.33 to 10.83 ft (W); 1.64 to 5.90 ft (T) with ISO set to Auto.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

Controls on top: Power on/off button and combination shutter release and zoom lens control.


Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

On the back is a 2.6-inch, wide-format LCD monitor with 114K pixels. Controls on the back: On the top are the Playback and Record mode buttons. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu system. The 4- way controller lets you easily navigate menu screens or select images for playback, the center button accepts menu selections. You can program the "Left" and "Right" actions in the Setup menu to change EV comp, ISO speed, White Balance, etc. In Record mode you push "Up" to change DISPlay settings, push "Down" to change the flash mode or to delete an image when in Playback. The BS button accesses the BestShot scene modes.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

Unlike most Casio models, the EX-Z1080 does not feature a docking cradle. Here you can see the combination I/O that handles USB 2.0 (full speed) port for data transfer as well as Audio-Video output TV set for display of images and movies (video out during playback mode only). Or connect it to a DVD- recorder to record and share your movies with others.



Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

The Z1000 has ~11.4 megabytes of internal memory for saving images and movie clips. It supports use of SD, SDHC, MMC, and MMC Plus memory cards via the expansion slot on the bottom. Image data can be copied to/from internal memory and a flash card via the Playback menu.

Shown here with a speedy Ultra 150x 4GB SDHC card. This is an 10-megapixel camera that makes BIG images, movies will consume a lot of space too - see the tables below for the approximate storage capacity.


Still Image Storage

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Movie Storage

Casio Exilim EX-Z1000





Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

The Super-Life NP-40 1300mAh lithium battery pack has a life of:

Casio Exilim EX-Z1000




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