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Casio Exilim EX-Z550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Casio Exilim EX-Z550. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. The sensor and low light performance get mixed opinions, while the shutter and focus get negative comments.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

memory, focus, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Casio Exilim EX-Z550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Casio Exilim EX-Z550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. The image quality also gets good feedback.

battery, image quality, usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio Exilim EX-Z550 Digital Camera - Blue (14.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDCasio Exilim EX-Z550 Digital Camera - Blue (14.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Casio Exilim EX-Z550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Casio Exilim EX-Z550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and color. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, image quality, color, design

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio EX-Z550 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with CCD Shift Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)Casio EX-Z550 14.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with CCD Shift Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Casio Exilim EX-Z550 Review

 

The Casio EX-Z550 should make a nice camera for those who are on a tight budget, or are picking up a camera for their teenager. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Nice wide 4x optical zoom; Captures decent outdoor photos; Good shooting performance with fast SD/SDHC card; Loads of cool Best Shot modes; Slim body is easy to slip into a pocket; Appealing price tag ; Cons ; Slow shooting performance when not using a...

Slow shooting performance when not using a fast memory card; No AF-Assist lamp; Poor low light AF performance; Average HD video option ; Bottom Line ; The Casio EX-Z550 should make a nice camera for those who are on a tight budget, or are picking up a...

The Casio EX-Z550 should make a nice camera for those who are on a tight budget, or are picking up a camera for their teenager. Read more in our

May, 2010

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Casio EX-Z550 Review

 

The Casio EX-Z550 compact camera offers 14 megapixels and a 4x wide-angle zoom lens with a focal length of 26-104mm with CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism. The EX-Z550 also boasts a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, 720p high-definition movies and creative...

The 14.1 megapixel Exilim EX-Z550 from Casio looks like any other run of the mill pocket-sized point and shoot compact at first glance. Its sub £150 price seems to confirm that, high resolution aside, there's nothing extraordinary here. It's a pleasant...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Casio Exilim EX-Z550

 

If you're looking for performance and style on a budget, look no further

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Casio Exilim EX-Z550 compact camera

 

Sometimes small can be beautiful. At other times it can be fiddly and frustrating. So which category does the almost credit card sized Exilim Z550 snapshot from Casio fall into? The Casio Exilim EX-Z550 is an inexpensive, easy to use, snapper that...

Fairly priced, ably constructed plus pocket-sized dimensions ensure easy transport, and we liked the inclusion of a dedicated video record button too

Occasional colour casts, loss of detail towards the corners of photos taken at maximum wideangle, plus pixel fringing

The Casio Exilim EX-Z550 is an inexpensive, easy to use, snapper that allows you to do a little bit more with your images - and videos - within the camera than your bog standard £100 budget-priced compact. Little extras that reveal its manufacturer's...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Sandeep Balachandran (tech.firstpost.com)

Casio EX-Z550

 

The Casio EX-Z550 is a compact point and shoot but does it have what it takes to go up against bigger players such as Canon and Samsung

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Casio - EXILIM EX-Z550

 

There's a certain sub-category of compact digital cameras that ought to have its own label along the lines of ‘Just For Fun', where the emphasis is squarely on seeing how many different ways you can shoot ...

Although externally the Casio EXILIM EX-Z550 looks indistinguishable from so many other digital compacts, the wide lens, huge range of shooting options and the dedicated video button make it stand out from the herd.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Casio Exlim EX-Z550

 

As a mere man this camera has a distinct disadvantage, so much so that the PR lady who sent it to me apologised you see its p i n k, quite a nice subtle shade but its still pink. However if you are a man I am assured they do other colours.

So as a man I have only one gripe the colour, no doubt ladies will love it and of course the bonus for them their other halves will be less likely to walk off with it

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jodie Tyley (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Casio EX-Z550

 

Looks can be deceiving…

It looks stylish, but this falls short on image quality and manual modes and overcompensates with unnecessary scene modes

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I Like it!

 

It's easy to use. The pictures look fantastic

Im not sure the HD video is anything more then just resetting the resolution

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Not worth the value

 

The peoformance of the camera was not satisfying to me. I had another Casio Exislim camera in 2006, which was simply great. This camera, bought after 4 years did not even match the performance of the previous one. Probably, I will think twice before...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-80
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, manual, Shade, Tungsten / auto, daylight, manual, Shade / auto, daylight, manual, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Magenta / Pink / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400 / 960

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):23.6 - 98.4
Flash range (wide):5.91 - 228.3

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: No
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus, Face tracking, spot auto focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.12 - ∞
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - 0.5
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - 0.5 / 0.05 - 0.50
Manual focusing range (wide):0.15 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.05 - 0.5 / 0.05 - 0.50

Lens System

Combined zoom:16 / 25
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.183 - 0.732
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / Auto
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Microdrive, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Internal memory:24.5

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 4.09
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 4.09
Interface:AV out, USB / USB / USB/AV
Lens system:F2.6 (W) - F5.9 (T)
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4320 x 3240
Megapixel:14.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / Electronic, Mechanical

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:24
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:24
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.882
Height:2.18
Weight:4.09 / 4.83
Width:3.92