Casio Exilim EX-Z400 review

Started Mar 29, 2009 | User reviews
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Casio Exilim EX-Z400 review
Mar 29, 2009

Test Casio Exilim Z-400
The picture quality is reasonable. It is even better than expected. I was surprised
that there was no MACRO setting for close pictures.
The Macro pictures were although reasonable anyway but still not as good as with
my previous Casio Exilim S-770.
Lot of professionals would say that the picture would be unusable with higher ISO
than 400 and I do agree with that. But since I am not a professional photographer I
can live with that idea and try to shoot as much as possible outside, relying on the
daylight and not being too difficult about expectations of miscues pictures I usually
make on my traveling tours where I have to travel light and easy, able to store as
much photos and videos and capture people and places I visit.

Problems:

Problem making the videos : Standard and HD mode

The immediate problem is now in making a simple video of my piano playing. I
made first movies outside in the daylight and they looked wonderfully sharp with
good colors. But after I tried a few more videos with my piano students the picture
was fine only the sound stopped after 15-50 seconds.??? WHAT THE HECK?

Strange was that the video continued rolling. I see a big problem that videos have
a 10 minute limits without being able to give you a warning of how much space
there is left on the card.

So I changed a new SDHD card that has the highest speed. Alas, there was no
change what so ever.

Here is a video I made and unfortunately it is a complete DISASTER.

The sound is not synchronized with the picture. Just not acceptable for me.

You can view this test video here ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipb_p-PDbMM

I hope Casio is going to accept this camera going back and send me a decent one
that makes good videos in 28mm wide angle together with a normaly expected
sound and picture!

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