Features & Controls

The Z450's collapsible zoom lens provides 4x (28-112mm in 35mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities. This lens is constructed of 7 elements in 6 groups (including aspherical lens) with a maximum aperture of F2.6 (W) to 5.8 (T). There's also a 4X digital zoom option. The lens retracts fully inside of the camera when powered down and is protected by a built in lens cover.

The 9-point Auto Focus system has options for Spot, Multi and Intelligent Focus. It also Features a Tracking Mode which is engaged by pressing either the left or right sides of the 4-way control.

The auto focus working range is:

  • Normal: 3.94" to infinity (W)
  • Macro: 3.94" to 1.64' (W)
  • Manual: 3.94" to infinity (W)

The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, soft flash, red-eye reduction and off. The working range in Normal mode: approx. .0.3 to 14.7' (W), approx. 1.64' to 6.56' (T)

Flash Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.31 to 7.22ft. (W), approx. 1.6 to 6.6ft. (T).

Controls on top: The Makeup mode button (which switches between Make-up and Landscape modes), Power on/off button and combination shutter release and zoom lens control. In playback mode the zoom controls function as the index and magnify functions.

On the back is a 3-inch, wide-format LCD monitor with 230K pixels (690x240). At the top right you can see the Movie Mode button which starts recording as soon as it is pressed and ends recording when it is pressed again. Next are the Playback and Record mode buttons. Both will power up the camera into their respective operations. The 4-way controller lets you easily navigate menu screens or select images for playback, the center button accepts menu selections and enters the shortcut menu. You can program the "Left" and "Right" actions in the Record menu to change EV comp, ISO speed, White Balance, etc. In Record mode you push "Up" to change DISPlay settings, push "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 accesses the Best Shot mode menu.

Unlike many Casio models, the EX-Z450 does not feature a docking cradle. Here you can see the combination I/O that handles USB 2.0 (high-speed) port for data transfer as well as Audio-Video output to TV for display of images and movies. Like its predicessor the Z300, the EX-Z450 does output video in record mode.

The Z450 has 35.7 megabytes of internal memory for saving images and movie clips. It supports use of the SD and SDHC memory cards via the expansion slot on the bottom. Image data can be copied to/from internal memory and a flash card via the Playback menu.

Still Image Storage


Movie Storage


The EX-Z450 is powered by a NP-40 3.7V 1300mAh Lithium-ion battery pack that is charged in the included AC charger. Casio claims a battery life of up to an incredible 550 still image, 9 hours of continuous playback or 13 hours of continuous voice recording.

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