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Casio Exilim EX-Z30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the features and lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300


The Z300's front is almost completely flat, barring two small ridges, that look like a piece of paper folded then unfolded. One of these two crimps is located at the top right, just beneath the zoom control, the other runs horizontally across the...


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SUPERB product! Best on market for price


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SUPERB product! Best on market for price


User friendly - VERY simple to operate - High quality photos

Use wrist strap to avoid accident - easily slips from hand


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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (mtilden, 3 Dec 04)


I rate myself as a beginner only because the rest of the ratings suggest a "photographer" bent (I have been taking family and vacation photos for decades). I bought this camera based on price, size, then quality output (I'm cheap). I wanted something...

It now accompanies my cell phone (mobile for the Brits) and wallet. I'm goint to have to get a purse soon. This won't go over well on the construction sight

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (FedeRoma, 6 Nov 04)


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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (teng tse sheng, 22 Oct 04)


great camera, super duper long battery life. brought it to bali for 9days 8 nights, took over 200 pics and 5 videos, and guess what, i only used up 1 bar of the battery life! image quality is good and very very easy to use.

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (fras, 24 Sep 04)


The following is from a beginners point of view after 3 months of ownership. Pro's: The battery is fantastic, I've used similar ultra-compact Canon's and I'd guess that battery lasts nearly double the amount of time. As long as you obey the correct...

Con's ; Digital zoom isn't much good. Although for a camera this size 3x optical zoom is about as good as you'll get so this isn't a real complaint ; Full wide angle (35mm equivalent) gives moderate to heavy barrel distortion(blurry in the corners)....

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (xder345, 27 Aug 04)


Just bought this camera yesterday as a secondary to my Canon A80 and I've already taken a few dozen photos. Boy this is a fast camera! Just click and shoot. Boom! picture taken. That's one of the primary reasons I got it. It's a much faster "snapshot"...

Image sharpness could be a little better, but this is exactly what I expected in such a small camera

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (RossHead, 13 Jul 04)


I bought the Casio EXILIM EX-Z30 after assessing and comparing it with the coolpix 4100. I chose this due to its increadible ease of use, simple method of selecting type of shot and lighting conditions etc. On top of this it is a gorgeous looking...

The only problem with this camera is a personal one, the docking station- i dont need extra bits and bobs

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z30 (siix, 28 Mar 04)


Its a fantastic camera and ease of use. I've compared it with Canon and Fuji during the IT Show, but I decided to get this 3.2 Megapixel camera instead. It look good when in the Cradel while charging or downloading of images. The large 2.0-inch TFT LCD...

Product Specifications

This EXILIM ZOOM model incorporates the 'EXILIM Engine', a newly developed compact image-processing module with a 3 layer Stack MCM, which achieves high picture quality and quick response using a 1.8V low-power system. This makes the camera's compact dimensions possible and at the same time have a battery life 2.5 times that of previous models, it also enables users a to capture stunning 360 photos a single battery charge. Thanks to the EX-Z30's unrivalled processing speed, streamed movie clips with sound can also be captured, compared with previous models limit of 30 or 60 second clips. Budding moviemakers can now capture memorable events and the only limitation is the capacity of their memory card. When photos need to be taken in a hurry, the EXILIM ZOOM model uses Auto Pan Focus mode with one rapid push of the shutter button, removing the need to wait for auto focus, and capturing pin sharp fast moving targets. In combination with the approximate 1.6-second high-speed start up time and approximate 0.01-second release time lag, the features of these cameras allow for even faster, more satisfying photography. The camera has 21 built-in BESTSHOT scenes. Selecting a BESTSHOT scene automatically changes the setup of the camera to the setting required to record an image similar to the sample scene. Other impressive features include the large 2.0-inch TFT LCD screen and the Direct On function for one-touch record and play modes. In addition to being USB DIRECT-PRINT compliant for direct connection to printers, the EX-Z30 is compatible with the PictBridge and PIM II standards. A combination of outstanding design, portability and high performance has put the EXILIM ZOOM range at the forefront of the market trend for compact, stylish and thinner digital cameras and now CASIO have responded to the demand for a longer battery life.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

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
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical