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Batteries and Chargers


The multi-functional cradle is designed to look good no matter where you decide to use it. When on the cradle, the camera charges its battery and can be used to play back recorded images. Works for the EX-Z500/Z600.
$ 48.99

Technical Specs


Imaging Element   1/2.5-inchsquare pixel color CCD
(Total pixels;5.25 million, Effective pixels;5.0million)
Recording Formats   Snapshots; JPEG(Exif Ver.2.2),DCF1.0standard,DPOF compliant
Movies;AVI(Motion JPEG)
Recording Media   8.7MB Built-in flash memory, SD Memory Card, MultimediaCard
Image Size
  Snapshots; 2560×1920, 2560×1712(3:2), 2304×1728,
2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640×480
Movies; 640×480(HQ), 640×480(Normal), 320×240(LP)
Recording Volumes and Times

Image size (pixels) Quality Approximate Image File Size Built-in flash memory 8.7MB SD Memory Card 256MB*
Snapshots 2560 x 1920


Approx 2.2MB/



640 x 480


Approx. 190KB/




Image size (pixels) Maximum Recording Time per File Approximate
Data Rate
(Frame Rate)
Approximate Recording Time for Built-in flash memory 8.7MB Approximate
Recording Time for SD Memory Card 256MB
Until memory full 10.2 megabits
per second
7 seconds 3 minutes and
16 seconds
6.1 megabits
per second
11 seconds 5 minutes and
27 seconds


2.45 megabits
per second
29 seconds 13 minutes and
35 seconds

* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., LTD. products. Capacity depends on card manufacturer.

Lens/Focal Distance   F2.7(W)to 5.2(T), f=6.2 to 18.6mm
(equivalent to approximately 38 to 114mm for 35mm film) ,
6lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens
Zoom   3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Focusing   Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Focus Mode…Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, manual focus,
AF Area…spot, multi,
AF Assist Light
Focus Rang
  Auto Focus…40cm to ∞, Macro…17cm to 50cm, Infinity Mode…∞,
Manual…17cm to ∞
* Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change
  Light metering…Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by CCD
Exposure…Program AE
Exposure Compensation…-2EV~+2EV (1/3EV units)
Shutter   CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter,
Snapshot mode (auto)… 1/8 to 1/2000 second
Aperture   F2.7/F4.3, auto switching
*Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change
White Balance   Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching
Sensitivity   Snapshots; Auto*/ISO50/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400, Movies; Auto
*Max ISO sensitivity is 800 when taking pictures with Anti Shake or High Sensitivity
  Snapshot / audio snapshot; Continuous shooting;
self-timer; macro; BEST SHOT;
movie with audio; Voice Recording
Self-timer   10 seconds. 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash   Flash Modes: Auto Flash, On, Off, Red eye reduction
Flash Range   0.4 to 2.4 meters (W); 0.4 to 1.3 meters (T)
Viewfinder   Monitor screen
Monitor   2.7-inch TFT color LCD, 153,600 pixels (640×240)
Timekeeping Functions   Date and time…Recorded with image data; Auto Calendar…To 2049
World Time   162 cities in 32 time zones, City, Date, Time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals   Cradle connector
USB   USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone   Monaural
Speaker   Monaural
Power Requirements   Proprietary Rechargeable lithium ion battery(NP-40)
Battery life  

Approx. 500 snapshots (CIPA Standards)
Continuous shooting: approx. 1330 snapshots (approx 4 hr. 30 min.)*

*LCD monitor ON, Flash disabled, alternating between wide-zoom and telephoto-zoom every 12 seconds

Continuous playback: approx 7 hr. 50 min. (snapshots)
Continuous recording: approx 3hr. 40 min. (movie)
Continuous recording: approx 7 hr. 40 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions   88.5 (W) x 57 (H) x 20.5 (D) mm
(excluding projections, 18.6 mm at thinnest part)
Weight   Approximately. 112g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories   Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, USB cable, AV Cable, Strap, CD-ROM
Minimum Computer System Requirements
• Windows    
    Photo Loader 2.3 Photohands 1.0 USB driver typeB*
Operating System  

Windows® XP
Windows® 2000
Windows® Me
Windows® 98

Memory   16MB minimum 64MB minimum -
HD   At least 7MB available At least 10MB available -
*For operating systems other than Windows 98, use the standard operating system driver. Operation is not guaranteed on a computer that has been upgraded from Windows 95 or 3.1 to Windows Me or 98, or from Windows 95 or NT to Windows 2000.
• Macintosh    
    Photo Loader 1.1
Operating System   9
CPU   Power PC
Memory   At least 32MB
HD   At least approximately 3MB
•With MacOS 9, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4, you can use the standard operating system USB driver.
•Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. © 2003 Apple Computer Inc. All rights reserved.
•Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
•The USB driver uses software by Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Compatibility Software Copyright © 2003 Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All rights reserved.
•PRINT Image Matching for print commands embedded in header files of images created by digital camera. Print commands include color settings and image parameter information.
•MultiMediaCard™ is a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG and is licensed to the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
•Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademark or service makes of others.
•The liquid crystal built into this camera is the product of precision engineering, with an pixel yield rate of 99.99%. This also means, however that 0.01% of the pixels can be expected to fail to light or to remain lit at all times.
•Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The printing process may cause colors to differ somewhat from those of the actual product.
•All screens shown in this website are photographic images. Actual screens different from those show here.
*Screen and printed images shown in this web page are simulations for explanatory purposes only. Actual images may appear different from those shown here.

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