Casio EX-Z500 Exilim Zoom Digital Camera

Casio Updated: 2007-08-14
Casio EX-Z500 Exilim Zoom Digital Camera

The 5 million effective pixels and 3X digital zoom of the EX-Z500 put plenty of digital image power into the palm of your hand.


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
(Pixels)   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)
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
Control   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
Functions   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.