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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and image quality. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but the zoom and features get critical comments.

usability, portability, screen, image quality, responsiveness

viewfinder, features, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


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...

Excellent resolution and good edge-to-edge detail ; Excellent results at ISO 50 and 100 ; Slim all-metal body ; Superb build and finish ; Easy to use ; Well designed control and menu system ; Very fast startup, focus, shutter lag ; Lots of scene modes...

Noisy at ISO 400+, almost unusable at ISO 800 ; High Sensitivity (up to ISO 3200) mode very very low resolution (pixel-binning) ; Misleading 'image stabilization' mode simply increases the ISO ; Noise reduction starts to remove low contrast detail at...

Casio was the company that first gave the world a 'consumer' digital camera, way back in 1995 (when most of the big names were still convinced film would live forever), and since the launch of the Exilim range in 2002 the brand has become synonymous...

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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000


Casio's 10-megapixel shooter sports a huge display and lots of useful features.

Large, bright LCD • Tons of scene modes • Very good photos

Needs a docking cradle to charge • Mediocre zoom • No memory card included

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Exilim EX-Z1000


Casio's parade of metal-clad, ultra-compact snapshot cameras in the Exilim line has culminated in the Exilim EX-Z1000, a 10.1-megapixel mite of a camera. It has a higher pixel count than many professional cameras, but no manual exposure modes and a...

Durable metal body ; Widescreen LCD ; Very compact ; Fast burst mode with flash ; Ability to save 999 custom modes

Poor image quality ; Lack of manual modes ; Poor seals against dust and dirt ; 8 MB of internal memory is too small to be useful

The EX-Z1000 is not the leading camera its specs suggest it might be. It demonstrates why other manufactures haven't made 10-megapixel ultra-compact cameras: 1) they can't get good image quality out of such small sensors; 2) snapshooters don't need...



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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


I've covered digital cameras for too long. It seems every conversation starts out–”remember when…” As in remember when a three-megapixel camera like the Minolta RD-3000 cost $3,000 back in the day (circa 1999)? Three MP cameras are landfill today or...

10MP for less than $400; very good image quality; excellent on-screen menus; good response time

Poor focusing with Quick Focus mode; bad movie mode; no printed owners manual

The EX-Z1000 has a nice feel, superb onscreen menus, is simple to use and it takes good

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Casio EX-Z1000


The color LCD display is a large, crystal-clear 2.8-inch monitor in an attractive wide format. This high-resolution, 230,400 pixel LCD displays images and data with outstanding clarity and fine detail. With a maximum brightness of 1200cd/m2, the...

New and exclusive to the Casio EXILIM line of digital cameras in the U.S., is the eBay Best Shot mode. The eBay Best Shot takes photos at a size that is image optimized for display on eBay, allowing picture takers to more quickly and easily create...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 packs a powerful punch in a sleek, compact package. Small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, its 10.1 megapixel digital camera still captures super high-resolution images that reproduce crystal-clear even in very large...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Review


The Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 is one of the very few compact digital cameras currently available which offers 10 megapixels. Recently 6 megapixels seems to have become the de facto standard for a...

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Draft: Casio EXILIM Zoom EX


Just when you thought the megapixel war was over, the Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 offers a whopping 10 megapixel resolution from a 1/1.8"-type CCD sensor, coupled to Casio's proprietary EXILIM Engine image processor. Sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to...

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Camera Test: Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


Camera Test: Casio Exilim EX-Z100079767622206CasioEX-Z1000The 10.1-megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 (street $290) is the biggest member of the Exilim tribe in pure pixel power, but what do you get for all those extra pixels that you don't get in the 8MP...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000


It seems like a simple sell: a 10.1-megapixel digital camera now available for less than $300. However, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 proves digital cameras are about more than just resolution. The images it captures are lackluster at best

Product Specifications

The latest exciting addition to CASIO's stylish series of Exilim Zoom digital cameras, the EX-Z1000 captures images of remarkably high quality for its very compact size. The Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000 packs a powerful punch in a sleek, compact package. Small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, this 10.1 Megapixel digital camera still captures super high-resolution images that reproduce crystal-clear even at poster size. The EX-Z1000 has 10.1 million effective pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch format, high resolution CCD. Add the Exilim Engine high performance image processor, and the camera delivers highly expressive images and reproduces a wide tonal range. With its wide-format Super Bright LCD display, the EX-Z1000 not only gives users the power to enjoy their shots instantly, but CASIO also makes the most of this extra screen space to offer great new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle and a telephoto shot, and a convenient optimal side located icon control menu.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-40

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Business cards and documents / Candlelight portrait / Children / Collection / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flower / Food / ID photo mode / Natural green / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Scenery / Soft / Soft flowing water / Splashing water / Sports mode / Sundown / Text / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:2GB


Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM ZOOM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.4
Max Focal Length:23.7mm
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel/10Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None