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Casio Exilim EX-Z10
Casio Exilim EX-Z10

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Casio Exilim EX-Z10

Editor's Review

Casio upgrades their Exilim line with a slim 5 megapixel camera made for the casual user. The Casio Exilim EX-Z10 is built for convenience, a tiny camera that yields high quality photos and speedy operation. This model includes the Anti Shake DSP feature, which compensates for your shaky hands or squirmy subjects. Great for casual or party photography, capturing those candid moments without the hesitation that comes with larger or slower cameras.

Specifications

  • 5 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • autofocus
  • manual and program exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 50-400
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: Aug 05, 2005

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Casio Exilim EX-Z10 Reviews

Casio Exilim EX-Z10 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
lens problem (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

sent it in for repairs and get a quote of 165.00 to fix it. never been droped but i did carry it in my pocket. I dont think they cover any lens problems warrinties. I told them to send it back and i will destroy the camera. won't leave it cause they will fix it and resale it. Ant going to happen. You need to call before you buy to see what there warrinty covers. Same its 2 months old and junk.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great point and shoot!! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

this is a great camera if you are a beginner or an enthusiast like me, it has a simple shooting mode for beginners, and full manual controls, pictures are clean and crisp in daylight, although when using optical zoom (not digital) some of the detail is lost for some reason, the lcd screen is high quality but not great in sunlight, video and sound are great, the battery life is excellent!!!, i would recommend 256mb memory card or higher and then you can just keep shooting! 128 or less isn't good enough!! overall, a fantastic camera for the price!!, i got mine for ��130 because casio sold them to jessops ��80 cheaper than they should have been!!he-he good eh!! BUY IT!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Slow flash, otherwise great value for money (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

We bought this camera half a year ago along with a 512MB SanDisk SD card. It's great value for money, but the flash is incredibly slow, and it if you use the autoflash function it wants to flash in almost any lighting except the brightest daylight.

The movie function is great. Good quality on both sound and picture, and it lets you record until the memory card is full. It records in .avi which means it can be played on almost anything.

Battery capacity is good as well. Get some good rechargables and filling a 512MB card without recharging is no problem. The camera using AA batteries is a good thing, cause AA batteries are cheap compared to for example special Canon batteries, which means you can have some spare ones. Also you could buy new disposable ones if you run out of battery and you don't have access to power/charger.

Photo quality varies. Good outside in daylight. Not very good when using flash. Colours are a bit too "real" for me, feels a bit colorless compared to pictures taken with Ixus-cameras. The pictures from the Z10 is probably the most "real" ones, but on photos a bit higher contrast and fresh colors looks good, like on Ixus cameras.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Blurry images (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Image is blurry and details are lost (seems like a bad lense) compared to Canon Power Shot A510 and HP Photosmart R817 which I have also tried and are in the same price class. Its light sensitivity is good though and outperforms the HP.

Video capturing is good, equals that of the HP.

So buy this if you plan to take indoor pics. Don't buy if you need a way to take high quality pics.

  • 5.0 out of 5
User Friendly!... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is so simple! The quality that it produces is also fanominal... I have filmed a live dolphin show at the zoo and it filmed the whole thing (5min long) the sound quality was great and the finished video is wonderful. I love my new Casio camera. First time camera buyers this is your camera! Thanks Casio...

  • 5.0 out of 5
Lovely camera, great value for money. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera a few weeks ago in time for my trip to Snowdonia and various christmas parties. So far the camera has proved to be fantastic. Unlike the official reviewer I seem to have got a better camera as I've had none of the faults that he has experienced, because I'd be dead unhappy if my camera made rattly noises or had a dodgy LCD screen.

The camera performed fantastically well when up in the Welsh mountains, especially considering it was very cold up there; and the pictures that I've got back have been fab, I'm very happy with the quality. Only advice I'd give is to watch out for the build up of condensation, but that would be applicable to any camera.

In social situations it's great to use as well. It's quick, and very easy to use, and I've got some great video footage of my mates' antics :oD The flash however is very bright and needs to be adjusted so as not to blind everybody! If I had to complain about it, then I would like to be able to zoom in and out when in movie mode, but I'm not sure whether that's just me!

I'm very pleased with this camera, the build quality is excellent - it doesn't feel in the least bit flimsy, although I am concerned with the flap covering the USB port; but the rest feels very solid. Battery consumption is good, I use rechargables anyway, but since I put them in two weeks ago and have used the camera frequently, I haven't had to charge them back up yet. I'm glad I chose this over the other cameras in Jessops in this price bracket.

In short, a quality bit of kit.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Casio Exilim EX-Z10 Digital (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I bought this camera the day before yesterday and I'm absolutely thrilled with it.

I recently sold my Sony P-10 (second hand) and with the money received for the Sony, paid the bargain price of £129.99 for the Z10.

Its a fair sized camera - not too tiny, but not too big with a nice little hand grip on the side which helps keep the camera steady while shooting.

Now.. A camera with 5.0 MP, 3x optical zoom, aperture and shutter priority settings, fully manual settings, 28 BestShot mode, colour filters and many many more settings.. For £129.99? I ask the question, where is the catch?

If you are not picky then I doubt you will notice one. But for me there are a few things I've noticed - but bear in mind these are only very minor problems.

Upon start-up & shut down (which is very quick!) the lens sounds and 'feels' quite mechanical or jolty. It's had a couple of hick-coughs too, where the lens has just got a little stuck when closing down.. I'm not sure whether this it a manufacturing fault yet or not, but I shall wait and see if it happens again.

This camera seems to be very power efficient (it's had a lot of testing and still going on the AA's it came with in the box), which I believe may have something to do with the screen. The quality of the screen (in low'ish light) is quite poor (little blue and black squares appear a lot and the screen is pixilated), although this is not echoed in the photographs taken- only in video.

Focussing for me, is also a problem. Instead of being able to see the camera focussing on an object, the screen freezes as the photograph is taken, so there is no way to see if you are focused on the correct object. Also, no blinding AF beam.

As for quality of photographs - On high settings (4mp-5mp) the pictures are great. But I have found on lower settings (2mp-3mp) its not so good. I am comparing the quality of these to photographs taken on my Sony P10 at 1.2MP which were exceptionally better. Obviously though, a wider range of tests with a different variety of lighting conditions will need to take place for this comparison to be more accurate.

Back to the lens - to me it seems mechanically quite noisy while focussing - but I think the paranoia of a manufacturing error may be enhancing this 'problem'.

It is a problem, however, for movie mode. The microphone is placed very close to the lens and records all of the added 'focusing' noise or as I could call is - machine babble or Purring. I wasn't very impressed with the movie mode on the whole. The quality was pretty bad when I tried it in low light (the little blue squares make another appearance), but its okay in bright light.

Learning it took AA's was a little disappointing as I had to go spend another £10 on batteries (4x Energizer super re-chargable - they, I find, are pretty good!). Got a really nice little case from Dixon's for another £10 which fits great and is made from the nice stretchy wet suit material.

So far, these are the only operational issues I have experienced. But for the whole stack of features that enable you to be totally flexible for only £129.99 - I say that I'm damn glad I got rid of the slow slow Sony for this quick little exceptional camera!

It's coming with me on holiday to Oz tomorrow, where it will receive rigorous testing in lots of different conditions. I shall update on the issues mentioned (just incase the camera itself does have a fault). So many features, so little time!

It's a real bargain and such an excellent little camera!

  • 5.0 out of 5
very clear pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is a new camera for me and it does have a lot going for it

  • 5.0 out of 5
Casio, the under dog (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This camera is awsome! So many people shrug off casio as an 'inferior' camera brand but teamed up with a pentax lense, these run with canon, nikon and sony and i've seen pictures from other users that have blown the popular A95 and W7 away! Definitly take another look at casio.

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