Casio EX-Z3 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z3





Playback Modes


(Note: Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures but the EX-Z3 does not have a video out feature so we had to photograph them.)


Casio Exilim EX-Z3


Flipping the PLAY - REC switch to the PLAY position brings up the image or movie clip last captured. Pressing the 4-way controller left or right scrolls through the stored images.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


Pressing the DISP button enables the display of all of the exposure data: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO value, Best Shot, Flash mode, White Balance and Metering option as well as the histogram.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


Pressing the MENU button in PLAY mode brings up this screen. From here you can start an automated Slideshow, display the calendar, copy Favorite pictures to the FAVORITES folder in internal memory, set DPOF printing information, Protect image(s) from deletion, Rotate portrait mode images, Resize image to 1280x960 or 640x480 for web use or email, Trim (crop) images, turn the Alarm on or off and Copy images from internal 10MB memory to SD card or vice-versa.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


The playback image can be magnified up to 4x in four steps when you press the Zoom Telephoto button. You can scroll around inside of the enlarged image using the 4-way controller. Pressing the Zoom Wide angle button will shrink it back down again.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


In addition to still images you can also playback your movie clips. Note that the camera lacks a built in speaker so no sound is heard. The Z3 also lacks an audio-video out feature so you cannot hook it up to a TV set for playback. Movies must be transfered to the host computer and played there to hear the sound portion.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


If you shot your picture at the highest resolution and need it for email or web use then select the Resize option and create a 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480 size image.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


The Trimming feature allows you to crop photos in the camera.





Casio Exilim EX-Z3


Create HTML-based photo albums. You can select from a variety of page styles and background colors and then the camera will create all the necessary HTML code. You can now view all your pictures using an Internet browser like Internet Explorer, no special graphic programs required.



Casio Exilim EX-Z3


You can display a monthly calendar, set up to three alarms and adjust the camera's clock/calendar function for travelling in other time zones using the World Time function.






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