Casio EX-Z1080 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1080

Record Modes

(Note: Please excuse the quality of some screen captures, the EX-Z1080 does not have video out when in record mode so we had to take these from the user's manual.)

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

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, Under Water, Monochrome, Retro (sepia), Twilight, ID Photo, Old Photo, Business Card and Documents, White Board, Short Movie, Past Movie, For YouTube, and Register (custom build your own BS mode)
  • Audio only to make voice recordings

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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-Z1080 can record motion video at several resolution settings, 848x480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640x480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), and 320x240 (LP) with sound. The maximum size of a clip is up to 10 minutes. 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 Z1080 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 (Setup tab):
    Focus - AF, MF, Macro, Infinity
    Continuous - Normal Speed, High Speed, Flash Cont., Zoom Cont., Off
    Self Timer - 10 sec, 2 Sec, x3, Off
    Face Recognition - Family First, Normal, Off, Priority, Record Family, Edit Family
    Anti Shake - Auto, Off
    AF Area - Spot, Multi, Tracking
    AF Assist Light - On, Off
    R/L Key - Allows you to set the right and left keys to different functions
    Quick Shutter - On, Off
    Audio Snap - On, Off
    Grid - On, Off
    Digital Zoom - On, Off
    Review - On, Off
    Icon Help - On, Off
    Memory - Rembers the settings for the next time you start the camera

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
    Dynamic Range - Expand +2, Expand +1, Off
    Portrait Refiner - Noise Filter +2, Noise Filter +1, Off
    Color 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

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