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Casio Exilim EX-Z60 6 to 7 Megapixel
Product DescriptionThe simple to use EX-Z60 offers 6.0 megapixel images and a 3X optical zoom. The camera features a large, easy-to-see 2.5” LCD monitor, as well as the Anti Shake DSP. The EX-Z60 comes with many other convenient and user-friendly features, including Easy Mode and a simplified camera menu.
by Laurence Chen
Casio has made large strides in the consumer point-and-shoot camera market and the slim pocket-sized EX-Z60 will likely continue its successful model lineup for 2006.
Submitted by Leehu Zysberg a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007
Strengths: Relatively high pixel count
Beautiful and elegant design
Sensor provides good quality up to 400ISO and reasonable even at 800
High res video clip capability limited only by the card's capacity
Nice and surprisingly effective picture presets
Weaknesses: LENS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH: sharpness and color fringing are BADLY obvious at the periphery of the image
Insufficient level of control over functions
Digital zoom dramatically reduces image quality
Aperture range limited
A nicely designed, elegant "gadget camera". It is thin and small and sleek and provide high pixelage. Great for quick snapshots and a bit beyond. The built-in settings for special control of the camera (e.g.: night shot, water and streams, portraits etc.) is actually quite effective when you learn how to work it. It is quick and easy to operate but when it comes to serious picture taking it lcks both the control level and the optical performance to deliver what you may need.
In short - great for casual snapshots but not for advanced picture taking.
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Price Paid: $230.00
Purchased At: Local store
Similar Products Used: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by naturegirl33 a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: July 10, 2006
Strengths: There are plenty of pros to this camera:
very small, fits in your pocket - you can have it with you at all times;
very easy to use;
lots of settings to choose from (enhance green with a forest setting);
video use is pretty awesome (but don't bother using the zoom while recording);
fast picture to picture taking;
takes good motion shots - freezes image completely or very close to freezing
The only problem I had with this camera was that the picture quality was not what I had hoped for once reviewed on my computer. The quality is not horrible, just not what I was hoping for. (If you are a Nikon owner you may find this to be true as well.)
I bought the Casio Ex-Z60 to have a camera that fits in my pocket so I could have a camera with me at all times. I had it for about a week or so before returning it (had about 2 weeks to try before returning if need be). I know that isn't long, but mind you I took plenty of pictures/videos in various situations (indoors/ outdoors/night/fireworks/low light/bright light, macro, etc.) with it before deciding to return this camera.
I currently own a Nikon Coolpix 995, which is my first digital that my husband bought for about 4-5 years ago. There is no comparison at all to the picture quality when comparing the two. However, I loved that the Casio fit in my pocket and that it took great video clips and was at a toss up on whether or not to return it. However, I would rather lug around my bigger camera and get a higher quality pictures than average pictures. The Casio is not a bad camera, yet after having a camera that delivers high quality pictures....well, the Casio is just not for me.
However, if you are looking for average picture quality (my friend loves her Casio camera and doesn't see the lose of quality that I see), extremely compact, and simple to use then the Casio is for you. I almost kept it because of it's ease of use and the fact that I could carry it everywhere. Good little camera - I just wish the picture quality was at the level that I was seeking...
I hope this has helped you somewhat. This may or may not be the camera for you. You should definitely go to a store and try it out before purchasing. Good luck!
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $215.00
Type of photography: Outdoor
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