Casio EX-Z40 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-Z40

Record Modes

(Note: Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures but the EX-Z40 does not have a video out feature so we had to photograph them.)

The Snapshot record screen. The top-center icon indicates the record mode (Snapshot, Best Shot, Snapshot+Audio or Audio) Upper left is showing icons for macro focus. There's space for 242 pictures at the current settings of 2304x1728 Fine and we are using a SanDisk 512MB Ultra II SD card. Center left is the real time histogram display and in the center are the AF target marks. Lower left is the status of the battery and on the right is the time and date of capture.

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

The Z4 has four exposure modes: Snapshot, Best Shot, Movie, Snapshot+Audio or Audio.

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

The Best Shot mode features different pre-programmed exposure scenes to make photographic tasks easier. You select the scene that best fits your needs and the camera makes all the necessary settings for you.

There are 21 different Best Shot scenes:

    Portrait, Scenery, Portrait w/Scenery, Coupling Shot, Pre-Shot, Children, Candlelight Portrait, Party, Pet, Flower, Natural Green, Sundown, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Collection, Monochrome, Retro (Sepia), Twilight and Register Favorites (custom build your own Best Shot scene)

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

The EX-Z40 can record video at 320x240 (15fps) with sound, the length is only limited by the capacity of your memory card and the life of your battery.

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

The EX-Z40 can be used like an audio recorder. Approx. 40 minutes can be recorded using the internal 10MB of memory. When using optional memory card the length is limited only by available memory, file size is 4KB per second. Standard Windows WAV format.

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

Record mode MENU options:
    REC Mode - Snapshot, Best Shot, Snapshot+Audio or Audio

    Self-timer - Off, 2 or 10 secs

    Size - 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480

    Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy

    EV Shift - Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps

    White Balance - Auto, sunny, cloudy , incandescent, fluorescent, manual

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400

    AF Area - Spot, Multi

    Grid - Enable onscreen grid guides

    Digital Zoom - Digital zoom feature, On or Off

    Review - Review after capture, On or Off

    L/R Key - Assign a function to 4-way controller when in record mode: REC Mode, EV shift, Flash, White balance

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

    Memory (Retain settings from power off to power on)

    REC Mode - On, Off

    Flash - On, Off

    Focus - On, Off

    White Balance - On, Off

    ISO - On, Off

    AF Area - On, Off

    Digital Zoom - On, Off

    MF Position - On, Off

    Zoom Position - On, Off

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

    Sounds - On, Off (camera sounds)

    Startup - On, Off (display selected image at startup for 2 secs)

    File No. - File numbering, continuous or reset

    World Time - Set the time zone for display

    Date Style - MM/DD/YY, DD/MM/YY, YY/MM/DD

    Adjust - Set time or date

Casio Exilim EX-Z40

    Language - Menu language (English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese)

    Sleep - Sleep timer 30s, 1m, 2m, Off

    AutoPowerOff - Turns camera completely off after 2m or 5m

    Format - Format the SD card

    Reset - Reset all parameters to default

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