At A Glance

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 is a 12.1 effective megapixel digital camera boasting a wide-angle 26 mm 4X optical zoom lens in a stylish and slim compact body. It comes complete with Casio’s standard high-performance features, such as CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism and Face Detection function.  The easy Mode function helps new comers grasp camera settings by offering a simplified menu screen for seamless navigation.

At the heart of the new EX-Z280 is the EXILIM Engine 4.0, which delivers higher image quality and lower power consumption in an even more compact body.  The high-speed dedicated image processing CPU, in addition to an ordinary CPU, allows the camera to perform complex processing right on the camera.  An update to Casio’s Dynamic Photo feature now lets users add animated clip art to any picture without software and using only the camera.  These creations can be printed or output as an e-Greeting videos that can be emailed or posted on social networking sites.  Casio’s innovative function retains a prior function for cutting out moving people or objects as if from a Hollywood green screen, and placing them into other still backgrounds without the need of special software.

Technical Specs

EX-Z280 Specifications
File Format Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF1.0, DPOF Movies: AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural) Audio (Voice Recording): WAV format (monaural)
Recording Media 35.7 MB * built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Number of Recorded Pixels Still images: 12M(4000x3000)/3:2(4000x2656)/ 16:9(4000x2240)/8M(3264x2448)/ 5M(2560x1920)/3M(2048x1536)/ VGA(640x480)
Movies 1280x720 (HD)/640x480 (STD)/320x240 (LP)/ 640x480 (YouTube™)
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 megapixels (/million)
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD Total Pixels: 12.39 megapixels (/million)
Lens / Focal Length F2.6(W) - F5.9(T) / f=4.65 - 18.6mm (Approx. 26 - 104mm equivalent to 35mm film) 7 lenses in 6 groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom Ratio 4 x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (16 times both with optical and digital zoom) HD Zoom Maximum 25.0x (@VGA, both with optical and digital zoom)
Focus Focus Type; Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Mode Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, Manual focus
AF Area Spot, Multi, Tracking
Focus Range Auto focus: Approx. 5.9” - Infinity (W)
(Still Images) Macro: Approx. 1.9” - 19.7” (First step from Widest Setting)
Infinity Mode Infinity (W)
Manual Focus Approx. 5.9” - Infinity (W)
* Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
Exposure M Multi pattern, Center Weighted, Spot by CCD
Exposure C Program AE
Exposure C 2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/2 - 1/2000 second
(Depending on user’s setting of Camera)
Aperture F2.6(W) - F7.8(W) (ND filter is being used.)
* Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity Still images: Auto/ ISO64/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400/ ISO800/ ISO1600/ ISO3200
(SOS/REI)* Movies: Auto
  * SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
Self-Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Flash Mode Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Soft Flash, Red eye reduction
Flash Range Normal: Approx. 0.5’ - 13.8’ (W); Approx. 2’ - 6.2’ (T)
Flash Continuous Approx. 2’ - 5.2’ (W)
Shooting Approx. 2’ - 2.3’ (T)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charge Time Approximately 6 seconds
Recording Functions Snapshot, Marco, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting (Normal Speed CS/High Speed CS/Flash CS), BEST SHOT, AUTO BEST SHOT, Make-up Shot, Auto Shutter, Face Detection, easy Mode, Movie (Normal Movie, Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube™), Dynamic Photo, Voice Recording * Audio recording is monaural
Playback Functions Playback Zoom(8X), Multi-image Screen, Calendar Screen, Start-up Images, Rotate, Re-size, Trimming, Copy, BGM Slideshow, Brightness, White Balance, Red Eye Correction, Keystone, Color Correction, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT
Other Functions Key Customization, Control Panel Customization, PictBridge, Video Output (NTSC/PAL)
Image Deletion One image / All images With memory protect function
Approximate Maximum Audio After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Recording Times Voice Recording: 1 hours 52 minutes (when using built-in memory)
Monitor 2.7-inch wide TFT color LCD 114,960 dots (479 x 240)
Viewfinder LCD monitor
Timekeeping Function Built-in quartz digital clock
Auto Calendar: To 2049
  World Time - 162 cities in 32 time zones; City name, date, time, summer time
Input / Output Terminals USB/AV port, Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone Monaural
Speaker Monaural
Power Source Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-80) x1
Power Consumption 3.7V DC, Approximately 3.0W
Dimensions 3.87” (W) x 2.16” (H) x 0.79” (D) (excluding projections; .77” at thinnest point)
Weight Approximately 4 oz (excluding battery and bundled accessories)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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