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Casio Exilim EX-Z40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and battery. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and features get critical views, and there are some mixed opinions about the optics and low light performance.

usability, portability, size, battery, image quality

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Casio Exilim EX-Z40


However, this Casio offers mediocre image quality and lacks most of the control over exposure settings that more-advanced photographers demand. Its lack of shutter-speed adjustments, a sports scene mode, or a burst mode will cool the enthusiasm of...

Small size; 21 useful scene modes; decent macro capabilities; large LCD; doubles as a voice recorder; excellent battery life.

Picture quality only average; no burst or sports mode.

This ultracompact 4-megapixel Casio provides only average picture quality, but its outstanding battery life and versatile scene modes should appeal to roving snapshooters.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z40


Tiny and lightweight. Extended battery life. Very good menu functions and wide variety of preset shooting configurations.

Average image quality, with noise at some settings.

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Casio EXILIM EX-Z40 Digital Camera


Photograph: Rick Rizner


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EXILIM EX-Z40 Digital Camera Review


The stylish Casio Exilim EX-Z40 boasts great battery life, creative scene modes, and a cool cradle/charger, but its images are no better than snapshot quality.

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Casio EX-Z40


Snapshots: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG), Audio: WAV (Monaural)

The EX-Z40 makes a great choice for anyone who wants a fast, durable, and extremely pocketable camera . It's easy to hold and operate with just one hand. The controls are minimal, well placed and functional. The overall image quality is very good. Its ind


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Casio EX-Z40 Digital Camera Review


The Exilim Zoom EX-Z40 is the first of many Casio cameras I will be reviewing over the next few months. The packaging for the EX-Z40 is a clean minimalist matt black finish with a small amount of gloss graphic work, giving the buyer the impression...

The use of two buttons on the back of the camera for easily switching from camera mode to capture mode makes shooting a breeze. Deleting unwanted images is also quick, which can, with other brands become a task

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When Casio shipped their first Exilim, a shockingly slim 2-megapixel zoomless beauty, we were blown away by the sheer elegance of the thing. Sure it lacked enough pixel power to render anything larger than a 5x7 print, but it was so darned cute and...

Anyone in the market for a take-everywhere digicam would be nuts to overlook the $399 Exilim Z40. This jewel-like camera takes the ultracompact space defined by Minolta's D"mage X and Canon's Digital Elph to a whole new level of elegant functionality

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Casio Exilim EX-Z40


I loved this camera when I first bought it but I realized after a while that the pictures were not a good as I thought they should have been. It's a point and shoot so you will not get the best quality. The battery lasts a very long time. The LCD...

Pic quality is just ok. Poor low light pics.

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"I love this camera"


I love this camera. The BestShot feature is great for me because it has a setting that can be applied for almost every situation. So when you're being tourist-y its a quick change to adjust for lighting conditions. The battery life has been great on it...

small(but with large display), easy to use, long battery life

none so far and I've had this camera for 2 years

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z40 (NAPB, 10 Dec 05)


The Z-40 is a nifty little camera. It has a wide range of features and tools. Good things about this camera are the quick startup, the build (feels very comfortable in my hand), and in well-lit areas captures great photos. Although, I always have to...

Mostly, image quality. Although I do have Photoshop at my dispense, fixing/touching up can be a hassle on pictures taken on 100 (ISO) and above

Product Specifications

Over the last few years the digital camera market has undergone rapid change. Not only have there been improvements in picture quality because of higher resolution, the great usability of digital cameras has also been the focus of attention as they became more compact with faster response and larger LCD monitors. One area of particular concern has been the battery life of these cameras per charge, with many users asking for digital cameras offering longer operation times. Casio's new EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z40 incorporates an EXILIM Engine, a newly developed compact image processing module with a 3 layer stack LSI that achieves high picture quality and speedy response using a 1.8V low-power system and makes the cameras' compact dimensions possible. This new camera has a battery life of 2.5 times that of previous models, allowing up to 360 photos to be taken on a single charge. This means that the camera is not only handy for travel and work applications. Another handy feature is Auto Pan Focus. When photos need to be taken in a hurry, one rapid push of the shutter button will make the camera use pan focus, thus removing the need to wait for auto focus. In combination with the approximate 1.6-second high-speed start up time and approximate 0.01-second release time lag, the features of this camera allow for even faster, more satisfying photography. Other impressive features of the EX-Z40 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-Z40 is also compatible with the PictBridge standard.

Audio Input



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: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
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical