Casio EX-Z1050 Exilim (what is MJPEG & why is USB not usb?)

Discussion in 'Casio' started by Rob Morley, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Rob Morley

    Rob Morley Guest

    There isn't a single standard for mini USB connectors.
    The manual makes it look pretty easy - select REC mode, press the BS
    button, select the little cine camera icon and press SET. Press the
    shutter release to start recording, press it again to stop recording.
    Rob Morley, Aug 17, 2007
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  2. Sharon Ciccio, Aug 17, 2007
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  3. Bullshit. There is too wide of a range in both voltage and current
    requirements. Your 'universal AC adapter' would be large and expensive,
    compared to the current method of selecting the proper power supply.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
    Michael A. Terrell, Aug 17, 2007
  4. Rob Morley

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    There are econmoic forces that tend to make this happen when it makes sense
    anyway... the most popular DC adapters today seem to be 5V @ 500mA-2.5A and
    12V @ an amp or so. Obviously it's not practical to have all portable
    electronics use the exact same power supply, but I think today just having a
    small handful around covers almost everything whereas 20+ years ago that
    wasn't the case.
    Joel Kolstad, Aug 17, 2007
  5. Do you own a Casio EX-Z1050 10.1 Mpixel camera?

    I bought a Casio EX-Z1050 EXILIM and have two dumb questions after a week
    of use.

    My first question:

    Why on earth is the USB port not a standard mini USB cable?

    I mean, what can possibly be the reason Casio is forcing me to bring an
    additional and very non-standard USB cable everywhere I travel with the
    camera? Why couldn't they use a standard mini-usb port on the camera?

    My second question:

    Wheres the button to make the Casio EX-Z1050 take MJPEG video anyway?

    The box says it has "MJPEG High quality Movie (sic) 640x480 25fps) but I
    can't find any button on the camera that shows how to take a video. The
    reviews say it takes video, e.g.

    Even the so-called "video guide" doesn't show how to take a video.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sharon Ciccio, Aug 17, 2007
  6. Rob Morley

    PeteS Guest

    To say nothing of the different battery (capacity, chemistry) charging


    PeteS, Aug 17, 2007

    "The Micro-USB connectors are unique in that they feature a stainless steel
    shell, which yields more than 10,000 insertion cycles for longer life and
    higher durability, and passive latching mechanism for higher extraction

    I guess this now means we all have to carry both a mini-USB cable and a
    micro-USB cable when we travel in addition to the typically unused USB
    cable that we carried for the past 5 years.

    I guess, over time, the mini-USB cable will be phased out but for the next
    five years, we need to bring two cables with us.

    Still, it's a lot better than carrying two chargers!

    The world will be a better place when all portable electronics use the same
    power supply!

    Sharon Ciccio, Aug 17, 2007
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