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Casio Exilim EX-Z1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The responsiveness and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and viewfinder, and there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, portability, responsiveness, design, screen

lens, features, shutter, viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 264 reviews)

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 (Silver)

 

Megapixels get too much emphasis these days. Most people really don't need more than 6 megapixels to take nice stills that you can edit, crop, post to the Web, or even print out to a respectable size. Larger images can be more trouble than they're...

Good picture quality; manual exposure controls.

Sluggish shot-to-shot time; mediocre lens; only goes up to ISO 400.

Though hardly perfect, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 produces some very nice, very large pictures.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

 

Excellent camera. For photography in macro, is simply superb, with clarity and quality. Very versatile, compact, quality of photos much above average.

A point against is the lack of intermediate steps between the minimum and maximum apertures in aperture mode

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"Great Pictures Video mode no good"

 

Got this camera to replace my ixus. Delighted with photos and large screen.Only fault is that you can only save video in .mov format. Ok for Ipod and U-tube but so is my phone. Would rather load a virus that use Real or Quicktime.

Easy to use good pictures

video only saves as .mov makes this mode no use..

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"High quality photos in attractive compact pkg"

 

For a point and shoot guy like me who doesn't know the first thing about how to set up a camera, this camera is a dream. The Best Shots feature helps me properly set things up with its easy to choose from scenes, and the on-screen menu makes it easy to...

excellent photo quality; on-screen menu

a bit sluggish using flash

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 (black)

 

For a point and shoot guy like me who doesn't know the first thing about how to set up a camera, this camera is a dream. The Best Shots feature helps me properly set things up with its easy to choose from scenes, and the on-screen menu makes it easy to...

excellent photo quality; on-screen menu

a bit sluggish using flash

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 (black)

 

Got this camera to replace my ixus. Delighted with photos and large screen.Only fault is that you can only save video in .mov format. Ok for Ipod and U-tube but so is my phone. Would rather load a virus that use Real or Quicktime.

Easy to use good pictures

video only saves as .mov makes this mode no use

Consumer review by:

"Casio is robbing me"

 

Bought it, misplaced the receipt, it broke (lense stopped retracting), went through a lot of trouble to get a duplicate from the store, sent in the camera to Casio for repair. Got a letter stating I need to pay $150 to repair as the receipt wasn't...

slim and fits in ur pocket easily

easily breaks

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR (Ric Cheng, 3 Oct 07)

 

Very good digital camera. Bright lcd display. Very good photo quality. Very easy to use. H.264 video. Outlook is okay. Long battery life. Some useful bestshot and some fun bestshot It is fun to take photos with Z1200. I like it very much.

Only 20fps video ; At least 1 sec or 1.5 sec between two shots ; Compare to Canon, not many useful computer softwares to manage photos. Canon provide softwares to resize, rename, ... photos in batch

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR (Fabrizio, 3 Oct 07)

 

My impressions after a month of use.That's what i liked: Very good resolution for a p&s camera... in despite of the "too much megapixels" web phobia. A huge and bright display.No more needs of viewfinder even in direct sunlight. Improved low light...

Videos have a choppy look with a bothersome jerky ; effect when panning across a scene ; ( too low framerate ! )

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"A repeat Casio camera buyer"

 

The CNET review got it wrong. This camera does not top out at ISO400, you just have to pick the right setting.

Great movie mode

There are no SDHC cards fast enough to handle the best video quality

Product Specifications

Now, going one step beyond the EX-Z1000, the new flagship EX-Z1200 offers 12.1 megapixel resolution - the highest available in any compact digital camera. At this amazing level of detail, photos print crystal-clear even in large sizes or when trimmed to show just one part of the image. It incorporates CCD-shift image stabilization and the latest EXILIM Engine 2.0 image-processing module with motion analysis technology. These innovative features work together to help prevent blurry shots due to shaky hands, subject movement or poor focus when photographing moving subjects such as children or pets. In addition, the auto-tracking AF system now combines both face detection and motion analysis technologies. With this revolutionary new system, once the focus is locked in, it follows a moving subject's face, maintaining both sharp focus and correct exposure.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

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 / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:5.4oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:11.4MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-Z1200
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 mm ( 1/1.7 ) / 14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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