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Casio Exilim EX-Z110 review

Started Mar 5, 2006 | User reviews
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Casio Exilim EX-Z110 review
Mar 5, 2006

The good things about this camera is as follows
1. reasonable picture quality up to iso400 but see problems below
2. small size and light weight
3. AA battery
4. I think the flash is stronger than the spec. I could take pictures at correct exposure at 19' away at fixed iso100 in my living room
5. pan focus from 3.6' to 14.1' and the camera can be set to remember the pan focus when turned on
6. left and right buttons can be set to adjusting iso
7. full manual control
8. iso400 is at least about iso600
9. optical zoom viewfinder
10. unlimited audio recording with loud playback
11. user can preset up to 999 different shooting conditions
12. iso800 and 1600 but see problems below


1. very soft upper left corner. My canon A70 is sharp from edge to edge
2. very slow continuous shooting. At 1/15 shutter speed and regular sandsk card it requires 7 sec for first 4 shots and 19 sec for first 8 shots. It is however much faster if you shoot at 3mp(3.3 sec for first 4 shots). My canon A70 can do 8 shots in 4 sec
3. camera cannot remember continuous shooting when turned on. My minolta X20 can do that
4. the details captured in iso800 is not much better than my canon A70 in iso400 while the casio having slightly more noise
5. iso1600 is ABSOLUTELY useless not because of the noise. In fact it has surprising lower noise than I would have expected but the resolution is reduced to the level of about a 800x600 camera. Using iso400 with -2ev and brighten up the image afterward would yield much more details than using iso1600
6. one cannot choose iso800 or iso1600 mauually. The camera chooses this is anti shake or high sentivity mode. So if I want to use iso800 but not iso1600 I have to use -ev at high sentivity mode to force it back to iso800. A nuisance
7. no iso data in exif. Fortunately the camera always show the iso value even for autoiso
8. no room to place my thumb except on the dial which is strange but ok
9. the strap that comes with the camera is too small

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