Features & Controls


The Z280 features a wide, 4x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 26 - 104mm and features 7 lenses in 6 groups. When the camera is powered down, the lens retracts back into the camera where it is covered and protected.

Focus Range:
  • Auto: 5.9"- Infinity (W)
  • Macro: 1.9"-19.7"
  • Manual: 5.9"- Infinity (W)

casio_z280_flash.jpgThe built-in flash on the Z280 features Auto, On, Off, Soft-Flash and Red-Eye Reduction modes, and has a maximum charge time of 6 seconds. The small light shown under the flash is a red light that indicates that the self-timer is active.

Flash Range (ISO Auto):
  • Wide: 0.5'-13.8'
  • Telephoto: 2.0'-5.2'

On the back of the camera you will find the large, 2.7-inch LCD screen, which is great except that it only has 114,960 dots (479 x 240). This is only half of the resolution of most other digicams on the market today.


Back Controls: At the top you see the dedicated Video Record button that allows you to capture video instantly, no matter what shooting mode you are in. Next come the Playback and Shooting Mode buttons, allowing you to easily change between the two modes. Under that is the 4-way controller and SET button. These allow you to search your stored images, navigate your menus and change your shooting settings. It also allows you to change the amount of info on the LCD and is a shortcut to the flash settings by pressing it up or down. At the bottom are buttons that open the camera Menu (MENU) and Scene mode menu (BS), which includes the Auto Best Shot mode.


A USB port is used to transfer your images from the camera to your computer. This port also allows you to view your images on a TV via the included AV cable.

casio_z280_sd.jpgThe Z280 accepts SD and SDHC memory cards to increase the storage size of the built-in 35.7MB of memory. Shown here is a speedy SanDisk Ultra II, 15MB/s, SDHC card.

Approx. Storage Capacities:

Supplying power to the Z280 is a 3.7V, 700mAh, Rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Casio claims that it is capable of supplying enough power to capture 250 shots on a single charge.

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