Casio EX-Z550 Review

 
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Model Name: Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z550 
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General
Model Number: EX-Z550 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
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Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 4.8 oz (136 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.8 in.
(99 x 54 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 24, 30, 15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 14.48
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 14.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 104 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 15 cm to Infinity
5.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.6 - 7.8 (wide) / f/5.9 - ?? (tele) 
Lens Thread:  
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Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: 42 "Best Shot" scenes 
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3x seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Approx. 0.15 to 5.8m (W), approx. 0.6 to 2.5m (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 24.5
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: USB/AV Port 
Included Software: Casio CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-80 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-80 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 250
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift image stabilization, 720p HD movies, Premium Auto, Handheld Night Scene. Available in Silver, Black, Red, Pink and Blue. 

 


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