The 3x optical zoom lens found on the Z35 has a 35mm equivalent of 35.5-106.5mm. It is made up of 6 lenses in 5 groups, including an aspherical lens. When the camera is powered down, the lens retracts into the camera for protection.
Approx. 15cm - Infinity (w), 5.9" - InfinityMacro:
Approx. 5cm -
50cm (w), 1.9' - 1.64'
Manual: Approx. 10cm - Infinity (w), 3.9" - Infinity
Casio's built-in flash unit is not very powerful, but can be very handy in low-light situations if you stay close enough to your subject. The flash has modes for Auto, Flash On, Flash Off and Red-Eye Reduction.
Wide: 0.5ft. - 13.8ft.
Tele: 2.0ft. - 6.2ft.
Viewing and Framing your images is done on the 2.5-inch, 230,400 dot LCD screen. This screen is bright enough that it can be seen in all lighting conditions, although in direct sunlight it can be tough.
Controls on the back: In the upper right is the Movie mode shutter release. Next is the Play and Record mode buttons. The 4-way controller lets you easily navigate menu screens or select images for playback, the center button accepts menu selections. You can program the "Left" and "Right" actions in the Record menu. In Record mode you push "Up" to control the amount of info displayed on the LCD and "Down" to change the flash mode or to delete an image when in Playback. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu system. The BS button calls up the BestShot scene mode menu.
Here you can see the camera's USB port, which is the only i/o port on the camera. This allows for you to transfer images to a computer as well as view your images and movies on a TV via an optional A/V cable.
The Z35 accepts SD and SDHC memory cards, along with the 16.9MB of internal memory. The camera is shown here with a SanDisk Ultra II, 15MB/s SDHC memory card.
Approx. Storage Capacities:
Powering the Z35 is a 3.7V, 710mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Casio claims that this battery is capable of capturing 200 shots on a single charge (CIPA).