Casio cameras have a number of different functions used by service technicians to test different functions on the camera. Some of these are very useful indeed (recording of photos in raw format, display of focus distance on screen), others will ruin your camera.
Hold down the SET key and turn on the camera, either to REC or PLAY, and your camera's operating system version number is displayed:
If you have an earlier version number, you will need to upgrade the firmware if you want to use the newer Microdrives from IBM. See my firmware upgrade page for details.
Hold down the MENU and DISP (for the QV3000-EX) or the MENU and SHIFT keys (for the QV3500-EX) and turn the camera on to either REC or PLAY, and you'll get something like this:
The menus below were designed to be used by Casio techs to test the camera's circuitry and functions. Warning - they could stuff up your camera by resetting camera settings or initialising the camera's ROM i.e. ERASING the on-board operating system and factory settings. If you use them, you do so at your own risk, especially those that have no comment beside them.
You have to already be in the TEST MODE to open these menus - hold down the MENU and DISP keys and turn the camera on to either REC or PLAY.
Press PREVIEW > PREVIEW > MENU.
Don't use this adjustment menu. Normally these values are matched to each particular lens assembly at the factory and are loaded using special software. If you try to adjust them yourself your light levels, etc., may not work properly anymore! Press FLASH > FLASH > MENU
Press TIMER > TIMER > MENU
The following was extracted from this thread on the DP Review Casio Forum. I dont' have an Exilim Z3 so if you have any problems with yours after trying any of these procedures, I cannot help you, try posting on that forum instead.
First off, I take no responsibility for any damage to self, camera, data, or property that might occur as a result of this thread.... I'm saying this because I just killed my lovely Z3 by finding out this information. I did so by doing a "SYSTEM INITIALIZE" in the "ROM UPDATE" section of the 'TEST MODE'. All I get when I turn my camera now is "SYSTEM ERROR". So please, read through the test mode carefully.
Lets start with the easy stuff:
In either play or rec mode, hold down "MENU" and turn on camera. This will be displayed for approximately 5 seconds:
=========================== VER 1.00 ===========================
Now for the good stuff:
Turn on the camera while simultaneously holding down "MENU" and "DISP".
This will be displayed until any of the following buttons are pressed [FULL SHUTTER, SET, MENU, ON/OFF], at which point it will return to whatever mode it is set for.
=========================== ++ KX855 ++ PR:03.02.28.09.45 LD:2.00 MI:94 ===========================
KX855 is probably Casio's internal model number. PR = software build date & time in yy.mm.dd.hh.mm format.
Now for the REALLY good stuff... if you press RIGHT-->RIGHT-->MENU while at the previous screen it takes you into the TEST MODE menus!!!
What follows is a breakdown or "tree/folder" view of the entire system:
===================== KX855 Version Firm: 03.02.28.09.45 1.00 Micon: 94 Loader: 02.05.26.00.42 2.00 =====================
================ USB STORAGE USER MODE ================
================== FLASH INITIALIZE START... PUSH OK KEY? ==================
=================== ADJ DATA CLEAR? START PUSH OK KEY? STOP PUSH PW KEY? ===================
================== REC INFO TEST START... PUSH OK KEY? ==================
================== TEST MODE SCRIPT START... PUSH OK KEY? ==================
=================== LAST MEMORY CLEAR START... PUSH OK KEY? ===================
I spent quite a bit of time mucking around in there. If anybody finds anything cool, post it! I would steer clear of ANYTHING in the "ROM UPDATE" section (section 7), and sections 10 and 11. Unfortunately, I didn't see any settings for contrast, saturation, aperture, shutter, etc... The closest thing is probably section 8 "ADJ TEST". Something interesting to see is the "Rec Info Test" (section 9). Have fun guys!
This thread details the discovery of the service menus and the raw mode function. Anyone who has futher details, please send them to me. I don't have an Exilim P600 (yet ..) so if you have any problems with yours after trying any of these procedures, I cannot help you, try posting on that forum instead.
This 12-point menu will appear:
There are 2 options in the IMAGE FLAG menu:
CIMG0075.JPG --> 0075CIMG.RAW.