Casio EX-Z300 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300





Record Modes




Casio Exilim EX-Z300


Here you can see the Auto or Program AE exposure mode. While the camera selects the proper shutter speed and aperture values for each image, you also have access to various exposure settings, like ISO, Metering, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, etc.

Casio Exilim EX-Z300


When you half press the shutter, the focus and exposure is set. The AF point will turn green and fall over the intended area of focus. You can also see the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed values as well as the flash is charged and ready to fire and the mechanical Anti-shake system is enabled.


Casio Exilim EX-Z300

Press the "BS" button to select the Record mode:
  • Auto - Program AE snapshot mode
  • Best Shot "scene" modes:
      Auto, 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, High Sensitivity, Monochrome, Retro (sepia), Twilight, Multi0motion image, ID Photo, Business Card and Documents, White Board, Silent, Pre Record, For YouTube, Voice Recording, and Register (custom build your own BS mode)


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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-Z300


Here you can see the Panel display in Auto mode. Along the right hand side of the frame are icons for Image size/quality, Flash mode, Auto Shutter Settings, Trigger Sensitivity, ISO sensitivity, Burst Mode, Face Detect AF, 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-Z300


MENU (REC):
    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
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    R/L Key - Allows you to set the right and left keys to different functions
    Quick Shutter - On, Off
    Grid - On, Off
    Review - On, Off
    Icon Help - On, Off
    Memory - Remembers the settings for the next time you start the camera


Casio Exilim EX-Z300


MENU (Quality tab):

    Size - 10m (3648x2736), 10m 3:2 (3648x2432), 10m 16:9 (3648x2048), 7m (3072x2304),
      4m (2304x1728), 2m (1600x1200), VGA (640x480)
    Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy
    Movie Quality - HD, STD, 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, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
    Metering - Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
    Lighting - Extra, On, 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





Casio Exilim EX-Z300


The EX-Z300 can record high-quality motion video with sound, and offers three modes : HD (1280x720, 24fps), Standard (640x480, 30fps) or LP (320x240, 15fps). The length is limited up to 10 minutes per clip. The zoom can not be used while recording, but can be preset before (the digital zoom may be used). 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-Z300


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. First, Detect Blur mode will determine when the camera and the subject are still so that there will be no blurring or camera shake. Second, Panning 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. Third, Detect Smile 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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