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Casio Exilim EX-Z500 5 Megapixel Digital Camera, Macro

Casio Exilim EX-Z500 5 Megapixel Digital Camera, Macro

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The Casio Exilim EX-Z500  is a 5 megapixel digital camera with a 3 x optical zoom and a 2.7 inch LCD.  Casio EX-Z500 camera features fast start up and 31 best shot scene modes which allow for fantastic photos.  The Casio Exilim EX-Z500 has many manual options, such as adjustable shutter speed and aperture, auto macro and an anti shake processor, to reduce blurring caused by shaking hands or moving objects.  This camera can take approximately 500 shots per charge using the included rechargeable lithium ion battery (see specifications).  No Longer Available.

Movie Feature - The Casio Exilim EX-Z500 allows you to record movies with sound at either 15 or 30 frames per second, limited in length only by the capacity of the memory card used.

What's in the box?

Casio Exilim EX-Z500 Digital Camera
with 8.7mb internal memory (approx 2 photos)
Wrist Strap
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (NP-40)
USB Cradle with AC Powercord (to charge battery)
USB Cable
AV Cable

To get started, DCW recommends....

Secure Digital Cards

Additional Memory - Digital Camera manufacturers only include a minimal amount of memory.  The Casio Exilim EX-Z500 comes with enough memory for approx 2 photos on highest resolution (click through for Secure Digital Options)

Card Size





Number of Photos





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Protect your
camera from
bumps and

Thirsty Al - Med

Ridge 10

Rezo 10

Slider 20



Peace of mind - Extend your warranty.  These additional warranties are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 years and cover all the same conditions as the manufacturers warranty.
Click through for Extended Warranty options.

Cleaning and Screen Protection - We recommend the use of LCD Screen Protective Sheets, Lens Cleaning Cloths and Cleaning Kits.
Click through for Cleaning and Protection options.

Take your photography to the next level with these Optional Accessories 

Secure Digital Card Readers

Canon Photo Printers

X Drive Portable Photo Storage
Portable Storage
great for travelling

Full Specifications of the Casio Exilim EX-Z500

Recording Element

1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD (5.25 million total pixels; 5 million effective pixels)

File Record Format

Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF1.0 standard, DPOF compliant

Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV


Recording Medium

Built-in flash memory (8.7 MB image recordable area), SD memory card/Multi Media card

Recorded Image Sizes
Casio Exilim EX-Z500

Snapshots: :

2560 x 1920 / 2560 x 1712(3:2) / 2304 x 1728 / 2048 x 1536 / 1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480
Movies; 640 x 480 (HQ) / 640 x 480 (Normal) / 320 x 240 (LP)

Recorded File

Casio Exilim EX-Z500

   Image Size (Pixels) Quality Approximate Image File Size  Built-in-flash memory (8.7 MB)  SD Memory Card.

256 MB

 Snapshots  2560 x 1920  Fine/Normal/Economy  About 3.0MB/2.0MB/1.0MB 2shots/4shots/7shots 78shots/116shots/221shots
Snapshots  640 x 480  Fine/Normal/Economy  About 360KB/240KB/120KB 22shots/33shots/62shots 625shots/938shots/1742shots
  Image Size (Pixels)  Maximum Recording Time per file  Approximate Data Rate (Frame Rate)  Approximate Recording Time for Built-in-flash memory 8.7 MB Approximate Recording Time for SD Memory Card 256MB 
 Movies  HQ 640 X 480  Until memory full 10.2 megabits per second.30frames/second 7 seconds  3 minutes and 16 seconds
 Movies Normal 640 x 480  Until memory full  6.1 megabits per second.30frames/second 11 seconds  5 minutes and 27 seconds.
 Movies  LP 320 X 240 Until memory full  2.45 megabits per second 15frames/second  29 seconds  13 minutes and 35 seconds 

*Based on Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., LTD products. Capacity depends on card manufacturer. EXZ500:


F2.7 (W) to 5.2 (T), f=6.2 to 18.6 mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114 mm in 35 mm film), 6 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical lens.


3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)

Casio Exilim EX-Z500

Contrast Detection, Auto Focus, Focus Mode... Auto Focus, Macro mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, manual focus), AF multi, AF Assist Light.

Focus Range

Auto Focus...40 cm to infinity, Macro...17 cm to 50 cm, Infinity Mode..., Manual...17 cm to infinity

*Using optical zoom lens causes the above ranges to change.

Exposure Control

   Light metering... Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by CCD, Exposure.... Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter speed

 priority AE, Manual AE, Exposure Compensation...2EV..2EV (1/3 EV units)


CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter, Snapshot mode (auto)...1/8 to 1/2000 second.


F2.7/F4.3, auto switching  *Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.

White Balance

EXZ500: Auto WB/ fixed (6 modes) / manual switching


Auto* / ISO50/ ISO100/ ISO200/ ISO400, Movies; Auto  *Max ISO sensitivity is 800 when taking pictures with Anti Shake or High Sensitivity. 

Recording Functions

Snapshot / audio snapshot; self-timer, macro; BEST SHOT; movie with audio; Voice Recording


10 seconds or 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)


EXZ500: Monitor screen

Monitor Screen

EX-Z500 2.7-inch TFT colour LCD, 153,600 pixels (640X240)


Playback zoom (8X) Movie Playback, Slideshow, MOTION PRINT, Editing a Movie

Timekeeping Functions

Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to year 2049

World Time

162 cities (32 time zones); city names; date and time; daylight saving time

Other features
Casio Exilim EX-Z500

DIRECT ON, RGB Histogram, FAVOURITE folder, Icon Help, Grid, Key Customization, Pictbridge

Input/Output Terminals

Cradle connector


Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery

Battery life

EX-Z500: Approx 500 snapshots (CIPA Standards), Continuous recording: approx 7hr 40 min (voice recording)


88.5 mm (W) x 57 mm (H) x 20.5 mm (D)

Casio Exilim EX-Z500

EXZ500: Approximately 112g (excluding battery and accessories)

Bundled Accessories
Casio Exilim EX-Z500

Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery, USB cradle, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, USB cable, AV Cable, Strap, CD-ROM

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