Casio EX-Z1000 Review

 
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Flash

Manufacturer's Test

How far a digicam's built-in flash can throw light can often be a lot less than you need. These test shots show what that flash can do at the manufacturer-specified camera settings within the range the company claims for the camera.

 

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range
Wide Angle Telephoto
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11.8 feet
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6.2 feet

The built-in flash performs to the manufacturer's specifications, evenly illuminating the scene as close as 6.2 feet at telephoto and as far as 11.8 feet at wide angle.

 

To see the full set of our test images, with explanations of what to look for in them, see the Casio EXILIM Z1000 Sample Pictures page. For a complete listing of all our test and "gallery" shots, go to the Thumbnails page.

 

The images above were taken from our standardized test shots. For a collection of more pictorial photos, see our Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 Photo Gallery.

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