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Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and performance. The design and responsiveness also get good opinions. The manual image adjustments and value for money get critical reviews, while there are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

usability, responsiveness, design, performance, portability

features, value for money, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Exilim EX-Z300

 

The Exilim EX-Z300 is a slim and shiny 10-megapixel point-and-shoot camera from Casio, that has an impressive zoom ratio of 4x, and a maximum aperture of f/2.6, which should let you shoot at very high shutter speeds. However, once we got it into our...

Small body ; Solid construction ; Good dynamic range, resolution and manual noise scores ; Maximum aperture of f/2.6

Slow performance ; Limited manual controls ; Tinybuttons ; Poor performance on automatic noise levels, video resolution and white balance

The Z300 isn't a bad camera, it's just thoroughly mediocre with an annoying menu system. It did very well in a couple of tests, like resolution, dynamic range and manual noise, but struggled with automatic noise levels, video resolution and white...

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Casio EX-Z300

 

Both models feature a 4x optical zoom lens that covers a 28 to 112mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range. Users can enjoy a wide range of shooting options, from wide angle photography that is convenient when shooting large groups or objects, to telephoto...

Camera shake is compensated for by the mechanical movement of the imaging element in the camera. Of course, both cameras also incorporate Anti Shake DSP, which reduces photo blur due to moving subjects by raising the camera's sensitivity and allowing...

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The Casio Exilim EX-Z300: An In-depth, Detailed Feature Review

 

The Exilim EX-Z300 is the new 10.1-megapixel point-and-shoot wonder from Casio. Amazing new technology allows anyone to easily take great pictures.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z300 is a mid-range point-and-shoot camera, available for around $265. Unfortunately there's not a lot to the EX-Z300 to differentiate it from a wide variety of other cameras at lower prices. The 10-megapixel sensor is relatively...

As with all small cameras there's not a lot to hold onto with the Casio Exilim EX-Z300; you'll have to be careful that your front finger doesn't cover up the flash. Along the top you'll find a dedicated button for the Makeup Mode, along with the power...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300 Review

 

Casio's slim, stylish Exilim EX-Z300 serves up a huge number of auto-exposure shooting modes, class-comparable resolution, and a bigger helping of shooting speed than most ultracompacts.

Not to belabor the point, but one more pair of flash/no flash images that specifically demonstrate the color changes that use of flash imparts. Both of these were taken at ISO 400: one with and one without flash.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300

 

Casio announced the release of a new, high-profile addition to its Exilim family of digital cameras. The 10.1 effective megapixels Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z300 delivers beautiful high resolution images and outstanding functionality made possible by a new...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300

 

I'm disappointed in this model. This was supposed to be an upgrade from the EX-Z200 with a new EXILIM engine, but what you really get is a downgrade to plastic exterior from metal and imposition of a **10 minute hard limit** per video clip. On many...

Rather ambiguous manual. It does not talk about the 10 minute limitation

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Amazon review summary for Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300 - Digital camera - compact - 10.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 4 x - supported memory: MMC, SD, SDHC, MMCplus - pinkCasio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300 - Digital camera - compact - 10.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 4 x - supported memory: MMC, SD, SDHC, MMCplus - blackCasio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z300 - Digital camera - compact - 10.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 4 x - supported memory: MMC, SD, SDHC, MMCplus - pink

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300 review

 

You can look at the Casio Exilim EX-Z300 in one of two ways -- a dazzling blend of photography and technology, or an average camera jazzed up with gadgets. It looks smart, it's fairly easy to use and the pictures are okay. Beyond that, you'll have to...

Colour choice ; 4x wideangle zoom ; High-definition movie mode

Excessive gadgetry ; Overly complex ; Average picture quality

Conclusion Gadget fans will love it but, while the Casio Exilim EX-Z300's features can improve the success of your shots in very specific circumstances, in overall terms, the picture quality is no better than average. Besides, automation is supposed to...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z300

 

Casio's Z300 definitely has immediate appeal, with its large image sensor, HD video recording and image retouching on-the-fly

Stylish and simplistic body with some impressive attributes. Intuitive menus offer multiple shooting levels to satisfy novices through to enthusiasts with plenty of extra features.

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Product Specifications

The EXILIM Zoom EX-Z300 with its compact and elegant design is equipped with a sensational 10.1 megapixels - an absolute highlight offering a wide range of possibilities. The CCD chip with 10.1 megapixels gives you the freedom to take outstanding photos and to edit sections of the photo, enlarge them and print them in the format of your choice. The CCD shift system mechanically compensates for camera motion by means of a moving image sensor. The combination of the 28 mm wide-angle design and 4x optical zoom makes the EX-Z300 the perfect companion for every occasion - you have plenty of scope to take photos, be it of your loved ones, beautiful sights or romantic sunsets. Whether you're in a small room, a car or on a Ferris wheel - the 28 mm focal distance enables you to capture a larger area, allowing you to snap more of your friends for posterity in a close-up group photo, and much more.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
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 / MultiMediaCardplus/MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:38.5MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-Z300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM ZOOM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-5.8
Max Focal Length:19.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Pink/Pink / Black/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"/1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

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:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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