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Casio Exilim EX-H30BK

Casio Exilim EX-H30BK

Speed of photographic features

The shutter speed of this camera varies from 8 to 1/2000 second depending on your settings of different shooting modes of the camera. It operates at a decent speed of 1/2 to 1/2000 second in auto mode. However, when I took pictures, I noticed the camera takes about a second to process the data. A message appears on the 3-inch display to let you know it is processing.

The Casio Exilim EX-H30BK takes approximately five seconds to recharge its flash. So if you are in a continuous shooting mode and require flash for all your shots, you are out of luck.

The highest resolution supported by the camera is 4608x3456 pixels. When I set the camera to take pictures at the highest resolution, the processing delay increased. Lowering the resolution made it respond more quickly.

Ease of use

Every modern point-and-shoot digital camera has features and preset modes for easily taking pictures on the fly. The Casio Exilim EX-H30BK includes lots features that make the art of photography much more user-friendly. For example, it has options for silent mode (no shutter sound while taking pictures), face detection, red eye reduction, Snapshot, Macro and so on. I found the 'Best Shot' feature to be a perfect solution for amateur photographers. The Best Shot presets handle almost all situations and environments. This can save you from manually setting up the exposure, white balance, shutter speed, aperture priority and other advanced parameters to make the camera suitable for every different scenario. However, the camera also has options that let you tweak these advanced features manually.

You can do many things besides just taking pictures with your point-and-shoot digital camera. The Casio Exilim EX-H30BK lets you record HD videos of up to 1280x720 pixels at 720p (which worked very nicely, in my test), record voice, preview your snapshots, execute a slide show, preview recorded videos and more.

The camera supports up to ISO3200, which allows you to take still pictures even in dark areas. However, when you are recording videos, the camera itself takes control of ISO and works in auto mode. I tried to record a video in a comparatively dark part of the room and the video was quite grainy.

The Casio Exilim EX-H30BK also has a Slide Panorama mode for taking panoramic images. This feature allows you to photograph a panoramic image of everything in front of you. You do not need to do anything manually. Just select that mode, press the shutter button and move your camera in the direction shown in the display. Casio Exilim EX-H30BK stitches all the parts together automatically and gives you a complete panoramic view of the area. I found this function easier to use than the stitch function of the Canon SX30 IS.



Casio Exilim EX-H30BK review

Casio Exilim EX-H30BK

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