Casio EX-Z3 Review
By Movable Type Admin
(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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trimming feature allows you to crop photos in the camera.
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.
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