Casio Exilim EX-Z40

Announced Feb 25, 2004 •
4 megapixels | 2 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
Bob
 
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Very easy to use. Hardly any shutter lag - even in low light. Slim and flat design. Fast start up. All metal body. This camera has a lot of things going for it. I compared it side by side to a Canon S410. Although the Casio is faster and smaller, the image quality is no where near Canon. It's pretty good outdoors. Indoors, however, the camera exhibits lots of noise and the flash is fairly weak. Problems: The left side of all my photos were consistently blurry.

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thirot
 
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I bought this camera for a novice user. But I took back the camera for the canon s60. The image quality is so bad and the colors are strange. I took back the s-60 too because the quality of the canon s-60 (5mp) is lower at iso 200 and 400 than my old Olympus c-3000 (2001 and 3mp). Maybe the increase of pixels is decreasing the quality of the images Problems: no decent software with the camera (in switzerland)

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darcy
 
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I like Z-40 for its size, weight, build quality, logic layout, large screen, fast start-up, rapid shooting speed (mine is a black one made in Japan). however, the image quality is rather disappointing and only suitable for "snapshot" for lacking of sharpness and being bluish. I also own Casio QV-R51 and Pentax S40. Actually, Z-40 and S40 both use the same Pentax Lens assembly, but S40 turned out to be much better in sharpness and color saturation. I suppose Casio did not achieve the ...

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dannyjoe
 
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Feature rich, but image quality was really disappointing. Images seems over-saturated and grainy (pixelated). I have an older Casio QV3000EX that I used as a comparison (am looking to replace it) but the EX-Z40 images couldn't come close to the quality or simple ease of use of the QV3000EX. Charger/docking station is great. For the average amateur photographer, family picnic shots, etc, this camera would probably be fine - I'm just nit-picky when it comes to the actual photo. Problems: Other ...

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BLUEDEMON
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Im unsure why so many people have posted negative revies for this camera. It may be possible due to there being 2 versions "one made in China and one in Japan". Also there is supposed to be a NEW chip for this camera. I bought mine at Wal-mart "as they have a liberal return policy" in case the negatives I read were in fact an issue. I did not notice any blue in my shots, possibly this camera has the new firmware upgrade? All the shots I took so far are razor sharp, excellent colors and well ...

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Mark Muscat
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This camera is very-user friendly. Unlike the opinion of other reviewers I cannot really complain about the quality of the photos taken. Problems: Big let-down. Shutter failed to open just 10 days after first using the camera!! Took it back to Casio dealers for repair.

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samuele
 
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Excellent features..it's designed for heavy duty(!!!) yes, it's my camera for freeriding(mtb), but the images at 35mm(equivalent) is very soft at the border line...

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I've been playing with my new Z40 and I'm getting mixed results with photo quality (read sharpness). The main reason I have found for poor quality is camera shake. This is a very small, very light camera. I'ts all too easy to "snap" a picture. This is particularly important when taking interior flash pictures. Remember that the shutter speed is only 1/60. Like ANY camera it has to be held steady to perform up to its optical maximum

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Clive Kay
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Why is it that in the space of 3 months they have superceded this model already...Maybe they know something about the feedback..I do fancy the bigger screen so I might try again after I have tested one..or someone here has...

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rmustillo
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Purchased the Z40 two weeks ago and after many hours of messing around was bitterly disapointed with the very bad image quality. Sent it back and traded it for a Canon IXUS-500 which is a bit heavier but fantastic image quality. Problems: Very bad image quality for price of camera. My 3 year old finepix 2800 produced better results.

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