Casio EX-Z200 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z200





Record Modes


(Note: Please excuse the quality of some screen captures, the EX-Z200 does not have video out when in record mode, so we either had to photograph the LCD or take them from the user's manual.)



Casio Exilim EX-Z200


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, Auto Shutter Settings, Auto Shutter Sensitivity, Face Detect AF, Burst Mode, ISO, White balance, EV compensation, and the Time. This "Panel" is actually a shortcut menu. Pressing the SET button in the center of the 4-way controller allows you to toggle settings.


Casio Exilim EX-Z200


Press the "BS" button to select the Record mode:
    • Auto - Program AE snapshot mode
    • Best Shot "scene" modes:
        Best Shot Auto, Portrait, Scenery, Portrait with Scenery, Self Portrait 1 person, Self Portrait 2 people, 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, Underwater, Monochrome, Retro (sepia), Business Card and Documents, White Board, Silent, Pre Record, For YouTube, Voice Recording, and Register (custom build your own BS mode)


Casio Exilim EX-Z200 Casio Exilim EX-Z200


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-Z200


The EX-Z200 can record high quality motion video at 848x480 (UHQ Wide, HQ Wide), 640x480 (UHQ, HQ, Normal), 320x240 (LP) with sound. The length is only limited by the capacity of your memory card and the life of your battery (maximum size of 4GB). The zoom can not be used while recording, but can be preset before. Motion video clips are encoded in H.264/AVC MOV format. Casio has added a one-touch button on the back of the camera for video recording. This means that you will not have to take the time to change to video mode, just press the record button while in any shooting mode and the camera will instantly start recording video at the preset quality.




Casio Exilim EX-Z200


MENU (Setup tab):
    Focus - AF, Macro, MF, PF, Infinity
    Continuous - Normal Speed, High Speed, Flash Cont., Off
    Self Timer - 10 sec, 2 Sec, x3, Off
    Auto Shutter - Detect Blur, Detect Panning, Detect Smile, Off, Adjust Sensitivity Face Recognition - Family First, Normal, Off, Priority, Record Family, Edit Family
    Anti Shake - Auto, Camera AS, Image AS, Demo, Off
    AF Area - Spot, Multi, Tracking
    AF Assist Light - On, Off
    Focus Frame - Choose your focus frame image
    R/L Key - Allows you to set the right and left keys to different functions
    Quick Shutter - On, Off
    Grid - On, Off
    Digital Zoom - On, Off
    Review - On, Off
    Icon Help - On, Off
    Memory - Remembers the settings for the next time you start the camera


Casio Exilim EX-Z200


MENU (Quality tab):

    Size - 10m (3648x2736), 10m 3:2 (3648x2432), 10m 16:9 (3648x2048), 7m (3072x2304),
      4m (2304x1728), 2m (1600x1200), VGA (640x480)
    Snapshot Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy
    Movie Quality - UHQ, UHQ Wide, HQ, HQ Wide, 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, 800, 1600
    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




Casio Exilim EX-Z200


The Z200 features a very advanced face detection mode. It allows you to pre-record facial information into the camera and specify a priority setting. This will allow the camera to concentrate on the pre-recorded and prioritized faces in group portraits.



Casio Exilim EX-Z200


Casio has added 3 auto shutter modes to several of their new model cameras. These modes allow the camera to automatically take pictures at specific times without you having to press the shutter release. The first mode will determine when the camera and the subject are still so that there will be no blurring or camera shake. The second mode will take a picture as you follow your subject. The camera will wait until the subject is in focus no matter how blurred the background is. The third mode will automatically take a picture when the camera determines that the subject or subjects are smiling, whether you are ready or not, making sure you never miss a smile.





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