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Casio Exilim ZR1000 Hands-On Preview

Casio Exilim ZR1000 Hands-On Preview - We go hands on with the new Casio Exilim ZR1000 - the fastest Exilim yet with some unique features.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
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Casio Exilim Zr1000 Special Edition (3)
Casio Exilim ZR1000 Special Edition 

The Casio Exilim ZR1000 is said to be the fastest Casio Exilim yet, with a start-up time of 0.98 seconds, interval recording 0.26 seconds, high speed auto focus 0.15 seconds, and a shutter reelease time of 00.016 seconds. It would certainly be interesting to get this camera in for review to see if these manufacturer provided specifications are realised in the real world. It's also the 10th anniversary of the Casio Exilim camera (read the Casio Exilim history here), and that's why there's also a special edition version of the ZR1000 available.

Casio Exilim Zr1000 (5)
Casio Exilim ZR1000 Control Ring

Key Features

  • 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 24mm wide angle 12.5x optical zoom lens
  • 3inch tilt TFT screen
  • Mechanical image stabilisation
  • Function ring
  • Continuous AF during burst shooting (up to 6fps)
  • Rotary dial and RAW
  • High Speed Night Shot (ISO25600)
  • Premium Auto Pro
  • Exilim Engine HS3
  • Available in white, black or red
Casio Exilim Zr1000 (3)
Casio Exilim ZR1000 Tilting Screen

The Casio Exilim ZR1000 uses the Casio Exilim Engine HS3, that is said to give "Triple Zero" consiting of Zero Time Lag (stress-free operation), Zero Blur (faster, more precise focusing, with multi-method focus control), Zero Camera Shake (even handheld). The multi-method focus control sounds particularly interesting, witgh e one of the displays saying this can be used for creating out of focus background (bokeh), or alternatively creating macro photos where everything is in focus from the front to the back of the photo.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Hands-On Photos of Equipment



Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Specifications

ManufacturerCasio
Lens
Max Aperturef/3 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent24mm - 300mm
Optical Zoom12.5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeNo Data
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,800 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Infinity
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting30fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
CIPA Rating470
Box Contents
Box ContentsRechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-130), USB-AC Adaptor (AD-C53U), AC Power Cord, USB cable, neck strap, Quick Start Guide
Dimensions
Weight255g
Width107.5mm
Height61.5mm
Depth36.7mm

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