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Casio Exilim EXZ55 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

by Casio
43 customer reviews

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  • High-resolution images captured by the CCD with 5 million effective pixels for photo-quality prints up to 13x17 inches
  • 3X optical zoom in a compact body
  • Large 2.5-inch digital interface TFT LCD screen
  • High quality lightweight aluminum body with comfortable handgrip
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Product Description

Product Description

View your images to a stunning degree with the massive 2.5” LCD screen on this Casio EX-Z55 5MP digital camera. Thin and stylish, the EX-Z55 is a high-performance, easy-to-use camera with 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and a built-in viewfinder in its digital interface TFT LCD screen. Sleek, slim and bold, the camera also features a 9.3MB built-in flash memory with external SD/MMC memory card slot, voice recorder and AVI movie making with sound. Also includes Contrast Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, Auto Pan Focus, Macro and Infinity Focus options. Bonus features include a slideshow of images on your desktop (or tabletop) while camera rests in its cradle, calendar display of thumbnail images that indicate the day photo taken, world time of up to 162 cities in 32 time zones and an auto calendar up to the year 2049. Made in USA.

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer The Casio EX-Z55 is a thin, stylish, 5-megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD screen. It features high performance operation in an easy-to-use, compact design. The Z55 replicates the thin-body construction of its predecessors with a large TFT LCD screen, and also features the Exilim Engine, Casio’s proprietary compact image processing module.

The Casio EX-Z55's large screen
The Casio EX-Z55 features an extra-large 2.5-inch LCD screen, while still retaining its optical viewfinder.
The Casio EX-Z55 boasts even lower power consumption, a high resolution 5-megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, an extra large 2.5-inch LCD screen, and an optical viewfinder. With its compact and stylish design, the EX-Z55 can take approximately 400 pictures (based on CIPA standards) on a single charge. The camera offers extended battery life, making it ideal for use during long vacations, business travel, and other occasions requiring the amazing stamina that these cameras now offer.

The Casio EX-Z55's dock
Photo Loader software allows automatic transfer of images to a PC at the touch of a single button on the USB cradle.
Like all models in the Exilim series, the Z55 offers superior portability and excellent picture quality, along with extremely high speed operation for quick response in a variety of shooting situations. For example, Casio's now legendary Best Shot function allows the user to select settings automatically by choosing from sample scenes. In addition, several new functions have been incorporated to assure a higher level of performance, such as the Business Shot function which provides automatic alignment correction for photos taken at an angle, altering shots as though they were taken from a straight front position; the Auto Macro, which automatically switches between macro mode and AF mode; Flash Assist, which compensates for brightness levels in darker areas not reached by the flash; and Icon Help, which displays on-screen guides to help the user during the switching of settings.

High-resolution images captured by the CCD with 5 million effective pixels.

  • 3x optical zoom in a compact body
  • Large 2.5-inch digital interface TFT LCD screen
  • The viewfinder has been built into the LCD screen allowing the use of an optical viewfinder in addition to the image provided on the LCD screen
  • High-quality lightweight aluminum body with comfortable handgrip
Long battery life for extended shooting on a single battery charge
  • Up to 400 photos can be taken on a single charge, based on CIPA standards for battery life measurement
  • 10% longer battery life than the previous model (EX-Z40), with a greater number of pixels and a larger display screen (EX-Z55)
Quick response thanks to high-speed design
  • The camera automatically selects fixed-focus Auto Pan Focus mode for instantaneous response when the shutter is pressed rapidly
  • Direct On function for one-touch operation of either picture taking or playback modes.
  • Rapid start-up allows shooting approximately 1.6 seconds after the power is turned on (with flash off); images are recorded approximately 0.01 seconds after the shutter is released
  • 0.1-second high-speed playback for photo scrolling
More convenient functions
  • Business Shot function compensates for photos taken at an angle and records them as though taken from straight ahead
  • Best Shot allows settings to be chosen by selecting from a collection of sample images
  • Extended shooting of video with sound can be performed until the memory is full
  • Noise Reduction processing makes night scenes more beautiful
  • Auto Macro function enables automatic switching between Macro and AF modes
  • Seven-point Multi-Autofocus automatically selects the optimum focus point location
  • Flash Assist function provides exposure compensation for areas not reached by the flash
  • Icon Guide function uses a pop-up guide to help the user when switching settings
Features for fun
  • Voice recording function with playback from the camera’s speaker
  • Photostand feature allowing a slideshow of images while the camera sits in its cradle
  • Calendar function shows thumbnail images of photos taken on any specified date
  • World Time function allows the user to set the camera to the local time in one of 162 cities in 32 time zones around the world
  • Store special photos or those you don’t want others to see in your own Favorites folder
  • Create HTML albums in the camera which can be viewed directly by Web browsers
Other features
  • Connects directly to PictBridge and USB Direct-Print compatible printers.
  • 9.3MB internal flash memory, compatible with SD memory card/Multi Media Card (not included)
  • Menu display possible in one of 10 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese
  • Photo Loader software allows automatic transfer of images to a PC at the touch of a single button on the USB cradle
  • Compatible with ExifPrint (Exif 2.2) and Print Image Matching III


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 0.9 x 2.2 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002Y6DGO
  • Item model number: EX-Z55
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,168 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 25, 2004

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Customer Reviews

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177 of 186 people found the following review helpful By R. Enck on October 30, 2004
Note to AMAZON REP. REVIEWING THIS EDIT: I HAVE MADE SOME MINOR CHANGES (SPELLING, CLARITY, ETC. OF MY ORIGINAL REVIEW) AND ADDED AN UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM. PLEASE PUT THIS ONE IT'S ITS PLACE AS IT HAS ALL NECCESSARY CHANGES AND UPDATES. I HAVE SENT THIS BEFORE WITH NO LUCK...HOPEFULLY THIS MESSAGE HELPS. THANKS!!

MY REVIEW: This camera is absolutely wonderful! In searching for a new digital camera, I was looking for several things...small size, excellent picture quality, and fast reaction time. Not many things...just big improvements over my last camera (a Nikon Coolpix). The Exilim Z55 has these features and MANY MORE! I do my research - and this camera came out on top!

Below is my review(...)

I cannot believe how much thoughT Casio put into the features and orgnaization of this camera. You can access each feature quickly and easily. In a short time I was already able to use almost all the features of this camera (I never figured out half them on my other camera, or they would take so long to change that I didn't bother). I didn't really care about the large LCD display when buying the camera...but now it's one of my favorite features. Because of this display, I can switch between the different scene modes easily. At the press of the button I can access the 23 different scene modes and decide which one to use. because of the big LCD display, there is room for Csaio to give the user a short description of what each scene mode does right on the camera...so I understand when to use it and what it is doing. Also, when alter modes such as white balance, you can see on the LCD displayhow the change will affect the picture. This is because the icon help menu pops up on top of whatever you are viewing (no blue screen).
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful By NancyM on December 2, 2004
I bought this camera after owning the EX-S3 (3.2) Casio card camera for a year. I took the other camera with me on a military deployment and it stood up to sand, heat, humidity and then freezing cold, so I already knew that this line of cameras is very hardy. This camera exceeds all expectations. It has a large screen, takes movies with sound, snapshots to which you can add a voice tag if you wish, and has a variety of snapshot modes for black and white, extreme closeups, portraits, sepia tones and split images where you take one half of the photo and then the second half with another subject in it. It takes excellent pictures at night. There is very little distortion for low light pictures or movies. Learning the indicators and modes is easy and intuitive. This camera is not as small as the 3.2 or 4.0 megapixel cameras - it is thicker, but still able to sit in a shirt pocket (not a pants pocket). The battery life exceeds the EX-S3 model by at least 300 photos. Cons: 1)No camera case. 2) Extra batteries cost a lot. I advise not buying an "off-market" battery, because they don't quite fit in this camera. I have bought two and they were too short to make a decent contact. So stick to the Casio battery. 3) Manual is on a CD - you have to print it out yourself or look at it on a computer screen.

My best success with this camera was using the extreme closeup mode (called "macro mode") to take pictures of old snapshots in a family album. I didn't use a tripod, I held the camera in my hands and the pictures were phenomenal. I was able to focus in on one person in a group shot and my photo looked as though that was the original - of just that person. This is an esoteric use, but I was pleasantly surprised.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on January 19, 2005
The Casio EX-Z55 is especially notable for two salient features not found in other ultra-compact, ultra-thin digital cameras:

1) A *huge* 2.5" LCD screen (vs. 2" on the slightly cheaper Z50). You probably have seen labels on other tiny cameras that claim "large 1.8-in LCD." Well, this tiny Z55 has a whopping 2.5" (diagonal) screen which is almost twice as big as the 1.8" ones.

2) Incredible battery life for such a small camera. Casio rates this at 400 pictures using some industry standard measurement (called "CIPA"). In comparison, the Canon SD300 is rated at 140, the Pentax Optio S5i at 160, and the Panasonic DMC-FX7 (with vibration reduction) at 120. I have not measured real-world battery life since I didn't have the camera for long, but I took over 200 pictures (about 1/4 with flash and all with the LCD on) and there was still plenty of juice left.

Unlike many ultra-compacts, this camera does have an optical viewfinder, albeit a tiny one. If you want to prevent blurry pictures, you may want to use the optical viewfinder more, as holding the camera close to your face helps steady your shots.

Now, what about the Picture Quality?

First, as I always tell people: be realistic in your expectations. This is a very small camera, which means it has a very small lens (and aperture) and a very small sensor inside. The law of physics simply cannot be defied. The guy who owns a Canon EOS Digital Rebel of course complains about the picture quality of this Casio; it's like you own a Ferrari Enzo and then tries to expect the same performance from a Toyota Corolla.
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