Casio Exilim EX-Z850 review

Started Aug 18, 2006 | User reviews thread
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Teru Kage
Teru Kage Contributing Member • Posts: 644
Casio Exilim EX-Z850 review

Fits my needs as a carry-around perfectly. Small, soilidly built, aperture/shutter/manual modes, what's there not to like? I'm a D-SLR user, so I really appreciate having ASM modes in such a compact package (currently not much competition in the marketplace).

Don't get me wrong; it works great as a full auto camera (i.e. Auto mode or any of the Scene modes) but if you have a good understanding of exposure settings, this camera will do wonders.

Posted 2 sample photos in the Casio Talk forum (see " EX-Z850 - Call me a happy customer" thread). Other samples can be seen at:

fotop.net/teruphoto/Casio_Z850

Problems:

A common complaint is the image quality of the movies. In all fairness, this isn't a high def DV, but the "jaggies" ae still on the heavy side when compared to the output from previous Casios.

One minor gripe: there are only 2 different aperture settings available at each zoom level. It'd be nice if I coud choose the smallest aperture at any focal length.

 Teru Kage's gear list:Teru Kage's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Nikon D700 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +21 more
Casio Exilim EX-Z850
8 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Announced: Feb 21, 2006
Teru Kage's score
4.4
Average community score
4.4
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