But the truth is that every gadget has some kind of hidden hack, which are unveiled when one starts to experiment with them. Here are some hacks in a Casio Exilim Camera. If your camera is not an Exilim, this should give you an idea of how to discover hidden tricks in yours.
Casio Exilim Secret Hacks Unveiled
Start the Camera in Audio Recording Mode: Holding the ‘DISP’ button pressed, switch ON the camera [Record mode]. The camera lens does not zoom out and the camera starts with the voice recorder. This can be useful when you wish to record an audio clip using the camera. As the lens does not zoom out, there is some savings in the battery. Remember to keep holding the ‘DISP’ button until the camera unit is on to get this result.
Software Version: Switch on the camera keeping the ‘MENU’ button pressed. Before the camera switches on the LCD Screen shows the version of the software installed on your camera. This works in both Record and Play modes. As in the other case, remember keep pressing the Menu button, till you get the version number.
Invert the display: In the Play mode, when and image is being displayed press the ‘SET’ key and the shutter [Half-Shutter]. Then the display will get inverted. This can be useful when you wish to show someone the image conveniently. There is no need to press the shutter button fully. Half shutter will do. Press the half shutter again to return to the normal state. Note that, the image is not actually inverted in memory, just the display is inverted.
Unknown Hack: Press DISP + MENU + ON together. Keep pressing till the camera unit fully on. Now the display will give you some information about your camera. Here is what I got.
++ KX 877 ++
I asked what this is to the Casio Customer Care many times. I never got a reply from them. I guess this is some details of the software installed in the camera. (Please add a comment, if you know what this is)
These hacks have been tested on Casio EZ 30 and EZ 40. It should work on all Casio Exilim’s, if it doesn’t please report it.
If your camera is not Exilim, try similar key combinations and you might end up with something cool. Also share your findings here for the benefit of the community.