Casio EX-Z1000 Review
Casio EX-Z1000 Performance
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Timing and Performance
|Shutdown||1.6 sec||Above Average|
(combined wide angle and telephoto performance)
|0.576 sec||Above Average|
(half-pressed Shutter button)
|0.004 sec||Above Average|
(large/fine JPEG in Continuous mode)
|1.5 sec||Above Average|
|Flash cycling||7.5 sec||Below Average|
|USB speed||886 KB/sec||Average|
The Casio EX-Z1000 is pretty snappy, starting up and shutting down quickly and setting focus fast, too. Its flash is powerful, so takes some time to recharge but the Z1000 offers a flash mode that recycles more quickly at the expense of power. Likewise, the slow USB transfer time is easily overcome simply by using a card reader or PCMCIA adapter.
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Sensor, Zoom, LCD, Weight
|LCD Size||2.8 inches||Above Average|
Note that the 3.0x zoom is buttressed by a competent 4x digital zoom. And while the weight may rate only Average, the Casio EX-Z1000 isn't a heavy camera.
The Casio EX-Z1000 doesn't offer in-camera image stabilization, but its Anti Shake mode comes close. Anti Shake takes advantage of the Casio EX-Z1000's large sensor to increase ISO sensitivity without adding an objectionable level of noise to the image. At the same time, shutter speed is just fast enough to prevent camera blur.
While not quite as effective as the two to three stop gain of image stabilization, the Casio EX-Z1000's Anti Shake works well if you don't mind its grainy appearance.
The Casio EX-Z1000 has an excellent selection of image editing functions available in Playback mode, which draw on a few Best Shot mode features. The editing functions include resizing (which saves the result as a new image, retaining the original), cropping the original to a 4:3 aspect ratio, keystoning to correct perspective, color restoration to correct the faded colors of an old photo (saved as a new image, retaining the original), changing the date/time of an image, and rotating an image. Movies can be cut, too, and stills recorded from a movie frame.
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