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alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and design are generally positive. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the features and image stabilizer, while comments are divided on the flash.

responsiveness, battery, screen, design, image quality

color, memory, lens, stabilizer , features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Very nice compact camera


Very nice camera and I would have given it a 10 except that it uses a casio battery which needs to be recharged in the camera on a docking station. AAA would have been better. But its ok, just plan on buying a backup battery and charger for about 60...

small, fits in shirt pocket

small, fits in shirt pocket. Easy to leave it on a table

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (Jeffrey Kaplan, 13 Jun 06)


I bought this camera to replace a Sony DSC-U30 mini camera, and it just may also replace my larger Sony DSC-S80 as well. I had four criteria: Less than $275, will fit in my breast pocket, and takes an SD card rather than Memory Stick, Xd or MiniSD, and...

Only problem so far was figuring out how to get it to stop changing my preferred metering mode when it starts up

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (lafalott, 22 Apr 06)


What you gain in size (small), you lose in image quality... + plus it is a very small and handy camera to bring with you everywhere, lcd screen is not easily scratched, big lcd screen! - minus the focus is very loud

Problems: every single picture is blurry on the right side of the photo, this is very very annoying because it completely wrecks the photo ; the white balance is very off, especially with very sunny or very cloudy weather! (so in between is OK) There...


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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (jmhof, 2 Mar 06)


I am more and more impressed with this camera the more I use it. Hard to take a bad picture, and the flash is great for "point and shoot". Do yourself a favor and buy this camera if your are considering it!


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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (Jorge Carvalho, 8 Jan 06)


Easy to use with an excellent image quality. the battery is amasing and the photos taken indoors with poor light are excellent.

None so far

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (Bar305351 zatav, 23 Dec 05)


That's the first digital camera that ı ve bought but ı think ı bought the best one for this money. The LCD screen are glarious 2.7 inc and the quality are good. YOU CAN BUY ONE

maybe the focusin are a bit noisy

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (ColinvS, 30 Sep 05)


Bought this for a nice pocket size camera and the 500 photos on a charge really clinched the deal. Only had it a few days - have taken over 270 photos and the battery is still showing full. The 2.7" LCD is really awesome too. Starts up really quickly...

None as yet (touch wood!)

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Owners Opinion: Casio Exilim EX-Z500 (dougpy, 14 Sep 05)


Bought this for my mother: Nice slim design, with respectable megapixels, long battery life, and anti-shake. I found the autofocus noisy compared with our Casio z750. I found the image quality somewhat poor (noisy/grainy). The z750 also has direct...

There was distortion / out of focus areas, in the right hand corner of the images. Had to return the camera

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Amazon review summary for Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, design, reliability, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Casio 5.0 Megapixel Camera with 3X Optical Zoom and Large 2.7" LCDCasio Exilim EX-Z500 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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leaking housing


I used this housing on the dive trip in Notember and the housing was floods , I lost the camera. I send it for repair and the company replaced the housing for me but not the camera. I am not really sure weather to use it again.


flood and I lost the camera

Product Specifications

Take a good, long look at life through the new EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z500 with its extra large 2.7" TFT color display. Ready in seconds to shoot brilliant photos, you will never miss another shot thanks to the SUPER LIFE battery, which is capable of taking up to an amazing 500 images on a single charge. Incorporating 5 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, and CASIO's unique Anti-Shake DSP, you are sure to get quality photos whatever the situation with the EX-Z500.

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:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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 ZOOM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.2
Max Focal Length:18.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
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:5Megapixel

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 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Contrast compensation / Green / Pink / Purple / Red / Sepia / Yellow
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None