Thursday, October 4, 2007

Casio Exilim Z-1000 Review

Announced back in April, the Casio EX-Z1000 was the first compact to break the 10 megapixel barrier, though it was soon followed by a cascade of models featuring what we presume to be the same (Sony) 10.3MP 1/1.8-inch CCD sensor. Headline-grabbing double digit pixel count aside this is pretty standard Exilim fayre; friendly operation and ease of use, 3x optical zoom and stylish, slim, all-metal body. The 2.8-inch 16:9 aspect ratio wide screen LCD is unusual, but at its heart this is a point-and-shoot model in the truest sense, albeit one with more than a dash of style. So is the EX-Z1000 a giant leap forward or a simple case of a megapixel too far? Let's find out, starting as ever with the headline features:

  • 10.1 million effective pixels CCD Sensor
  • Large 2.8 inch, wide and bright display
  • 37 scene modes
  • High Sensitivity mode (up to ISO 3200)
  • Anti-shake mode (up to ISO 800 at full resolution)
  • Fast startup and operation
  • 9-point multi-AF
  • VGA movie mode
  • Multi-function cradle can be used to recharge the battery, connect to a PC to download images, and connect to audiovisual equipment. The cradle also has as a photostand function, allowing users to view an image slideshow.

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