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Casio EXILIM EX-Z4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the shutter and features, while opinions about the color and value for money are mixed.

usability, portability, screen, image quality, size

features, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio EXILIM EX-Z4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio EX-Z4

 

The EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z4 is the latest addition to the EXILIM Series of card-size LCD digital cameras. The EX-Z4 features a CCD imager with 4 million effective pixels plus a high- performance 3X zoom lens. Like the original EXILIM EX-S1 and EX-S2 cameras...

Hopefully this fixes the blue-cast problems that many Z4 users have been reporting.

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z4 (Heikki Kultala, 27 Dec 05)

 

Bought one spring 2004. camera with nice size and lots of nice bells and whistles, BUT the image quality just is not satisfying. some trick image modes I've not seen on any other camera.

high noise at >ISO100 ; pictures taken with flash very unnatural ; manual focus is there but it's unusable due stupid controls/view on screen ; not very well constructed/durable, my Z4 broke 2 times

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z4 (chris baker-pretty, 10 Apr 05)

 

I have a Panasonic FZ20 (big zoom slr style camera) and purchased the Casio to compliment the Panasonic, which is too big to take everywhere. The Casio is a great little camera that's built so very well well and takes excellent pictures in most...

at very low light, full zoom can be grainy, but wow, its like that an almost every digital camera I have tried

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not extremely happy with this model

 

Compact, lightweight, multiple picture taking modes, easy to use

zoom sucks. When you take a picture in zoom mode with any kind of action, it comes out blurry. I also notice that every picture I take with it comes out blurry if there is any movement whatsoever. I have had problems with that blue tint nonsense with this

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z4 (Nelson Ganchas, 13 Dec 04)

 

Very versatile camera, very funy for beginers.

Photos taken by night or indor are very noisy

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z4 (DaHowler, 18 Nov 04)

 

So I bought this camera for candid shots. Something my wife could throw in her purse, or me in a pocket when going out somewhere to have fun, or a party. When taking pictures is an incidental, not the primary purpose. We've gotten good quality...

No problems. No focus issues

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Great little companion

 

Fits great in the pocket! love the large LCD and the menu's are so easy to understand. Comes with lots of great modes, one being night mode which takes great clear photos

the digital zoom is a disappointment, but that goes for all digital cameras

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it's a nice gadget!

 

ease of use, i've been using this for almost 3months, nice picture in a 4mp w/ 2"lcd, lots of feature especially night mode, movie capability depends on ur SDCard, nice voice recording,no bluish color as other said on their comments, i love this stuff

none of this moment

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A 007 Choice

 

1st: eye-candy 2nd: performance matches looks; + 'Best-Shot' mode is an excellent feature + Using Night Shot allows one to take beautiful photos without flash. + Large screen allows framing to be perfected, even in those hard to reach places + Reliabil

Unable to plug straight to TV. - A Low-Light situation (with no flash) may cause noise - One get's attached to it

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good for what it costs

 

compact, variasions

cradle - can't download pics at another location... no movie

Product Specifications

EXILIM EX-Z4 is the latest addition to Casio's award winning EXILIM ZOOM. The EXILIM EX-Z4 has a resolution of 4.0 million effective pixels and is packed with features to enable users to take fantastic pictures whatever the occasion. A combination of outstanding design, portability and high performance has put EXILIM ZOOM at the forefront of the market trend for compact, stylish and thinner digital cameras. Cutting edge technological developments such as Casio's stack MCM chip mounting technique and the 3 segment telescopic zoom mechanism have enabled the EX-Z4 to retain the distinctive EXILIM 'credit card size' height and width. The new EX-Z4 is a mere 23.1mm at its widest point and only 19.7mm at its thinnest. The well-loved ability to integrate short movies with sound has now been enhanced by allowing recordings of up to 60 seconds, and a new built-in speaker allows for audio playback. New features such as still image with audio and voice recording capabilities have also been added, and an improved lower power design has extended the battery life of the EX-Z4, allowing longer continuous recordings. An extra-large 2.0" TFT LCD, which features Casio's unique digital interface, can be used both as a viewfinder for composing images, as well as a portable album for viewing images instantly. The EX-Z4 also features Casio's quick response technology that has become a feature of all its digital cameras. Casio's technology not only enables the camera to power up and be available to shoot in just over a second, but also a shutter release time lag of 0.01 second, resulting in almost instantaneous image capture after pressing the shutter release button.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Run Time (Up To):90min

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:3.4in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Candlelight portrait / Children / Collection / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flower / Food / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Scenery / Sundown / Text / Twilight mode/Landscape

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:10MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:Z4/Z4U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM EX

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-4.3/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:4Megapixel

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
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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