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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and design are generally positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. The sensor and viewfinder get critical reviews.

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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-Z80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80 Black Digital Camera

 

The tiny Casio Exilim EX-Z80 packs a lot of features for $180, going above and beyond much of its competition. About the length and width of a credit card and just 0.5 inch thick, this camera fits into a pocket with the ease of a flip phone. Encased in...

Lots of neat, fun settings ; Huge LCD

Tiny buttons aren't easy to press ; No zoom while shooting video

Alas, like most cameras in the sub-$200 range, this Exilim doesn't have crystal-clear optics. Though color was very good and easy to alter with the camera's white balance and filter settings, photos lost sharpness at their outer edges, artifacts popped...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

 

As soon as I saw the prominent "YouTube Capture Mode" sticker on the front of the Casio Exilim EX-Z80 ($180 street), I knew this tiny 8.1-megapixel camera was meant for fun. I looked forward to taking it through its paces (as well as making my YouTube...

Compact, handsome design. Comfortable feel. Good macro shots. Smorgasbord of scene modes.

Mediocre pictures and video. Abysmal resolution. Blue-green fringing. Underexposed flash shots. Noise at relatively low ISO. Atypical USB jack/cable.

The Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is a tiny point-and-shooter with great looks and a riot of scene modes, but it shoots mediocre video and problematic photos.

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Casio EX-Z80

 

With the new Auto Shutter function (which uses motion blur detection technology), the camera can automatically take a photo at the instant when hand shake or subject movement ceases. Users can also automatically capture the moment of a smile, the...

Face detection mode on this camera can not only simultaneously detect up to ten faces, but when it recognizes any prerecorded faces, it prioritizes them when determining correct focus and exposure. This feature can be useful when ordinary face...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80 Review

 

The 8.1 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is the latest slim camera from Casio to offer a mostly conventional feature set in a handsome package at a great price.

Image, color and build quality on a par with competition ; Good range of image adjustments for an auto camera

Monitor dot composition about half of most competitors ; Stabilization via ISO boost

Looking at 100-percent crops confirms my impressions of the full-size shots. The EX-Z80 is certainly happiest in the ISO 64 to 100 range, but even ISO 800 is fairly usable in a pinch with 1600 the choice of last resort.

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80 Review at Trusted Reviews

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is a remarkable camera in many ways. Not only is it the smallest 8-megapixel camera on the market, it has a number of advanced technical features not found on rival models. Design, build quality, performance and handling are all...

this is the best camera i think ive ever brought its amazing!

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

 

The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z80 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.6 inch LCD screen (114,960 pixels). The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z80 has a variety of motion detection technologies enabling the automatic taking … Continue reading →

Using motion blur detection technology, the camera can automatically take a photo at the instant when hand shake or subject movement ceases. Users can also automatically capture the moment of a smile, the instant when subject movement due to panning...

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Digital Camera Magazine - Casio Exilim EX-Z80

 

while naturally offering significant enhancements in function and performance, focus on style with a new body shape that keeps height to a minimum and exudes a sense of premium design quality

Elegant design in six colors, Very small and light, Auto Shutter functions reduce blur, 30 different scene modes, Fun movies modes and H.264/AAC recording, 848 x 480 movies at 30 frames per second

Low screen resolution, No auto focus illuminator lamp

Face detection is all the rage these days as a must-have feature, and the EX-Z80 has it. The camera uses advanced recognition algorithms to identify and properly expose up to ten faces in a picture

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Casio Exilim EX-Z80

 

In January of 2008, Casio introduced the Exilim EX-Z80. It's a small 8-megapixel ultra compact with a list price of US$199. As one of three new members of Casio's "Zoom" family, the EX-Z80 replaces the 7.2 megapixel Exilim EX-Z77 which we reviewed last...

Elegant design in six colors, Very small and light, Auto Shutter functions reduce blur, 30 different scene modes, Fun movies modes and H.264/AAC recording, 848 x 480 movies at 30 frames per second

Low screen resolution, No auto focus illuminator lamp

The US$199.95 Casio Exilim EX-Z80 is a nice update to the older EX-Z77. It now offers 8.1 megapixel resolution in a very attractive and very small package. A number of new features have been added. Auto Shutter greatly reduces blur in certain shooting...

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THE PERFECT CAMERA! YOU WILL BE SOOO HAPPY!!

 

I've had a Kodak, a Sony, a huge professional Canon and researched just about every other digital camera...and the Exilim is amazing. Kodak's take really good/quick shots but lack when trying to take a video b/c their videos turn out choppy or when...

Pocketsize, lightweight, quick, beautiful shots, plethora of settings, SMOOTH zoom with video, stabilizer, can delete all the photos at once if you wish

None thus far...(maybe takes a few pics to get used to the setting but that's all cameras)

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GREAT CAMERA

 

this camera is the best i've ever owned. yes its not a professional camera that costs at least $1,000 for it, but this camera comes very close.

great features, great pictures, ect

NONE THAT I FOUND

Product Specifications

The high resolution, 10.1 megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z100 model features an EXILIM series first - a 4x optical zoom lens that can shoot as wide as 28 mm (equivalent). Also, in addition to the usual recognition technologies, the intelligence of these cameras has been enhanced. They incorporate automatic scene differentiation and allow the shutter to be released automatically, thanks to Casio's commitment to keep improving the convenience offered by digital cameras.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-40/Casio NP-60

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:0.7in/0.8in
Height:2.2in/2in
Weight:3.5oz/3.9oz
Width:3.5in/3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.6in/2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.6cm/6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:12.4MB

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-Z100BE/EX-Z80/EX-Z80BE/EX-Z80BK/EX-Z80GN/EX-Z80PK/EX-Z80SR/EX-Z80VP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM ZOOM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-5.8/F/3.1-5.9
Max Focal Length:18.9mm/19.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm/6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3/4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Pale pink/Silver/Vivid pink

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"/1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )/11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel/8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / 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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