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Casio Exilim EX-Z850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The screen and usability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the image stabilizer. Many are less positive about the zoom and contrast.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, battery

memory, contrast, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Exilim EX-Z850

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 was released earlier this year at PMA 2006 and while not the most appealing model in terms of innovative styling, this camera does have some impressive specifications. Housed inside of a metal shell, this 8 MP camera has a 3x...

Logical menu interface with strong graphic design ; Live previews in menus ; Durable aluminum frame ; 34 scene modes ; Long battery life ; Price

Poorly positioned controls ; Inaccurate color reproduction ; Low sharpening levels led to loss of detail- High noise levels at ISO 200 and 400- Limited sensitivity range (only up to ISO 400)- Poor low light autofocus ; Lots of noise in long exposures ;...

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 has a sturdy aluminum body that measures 0.93 inches thick. The size and portability may be a big plus for many consumers, but there are tradeoffs. Those include poor handling, under-sized and oddly placed controls, and ports...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z850

 

Very little shutter lag. Large 2.5-inch LCD. Wide scene selection.

Pictures could be crisper. Menus are not well organized. No on-screen guides.

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is a small, sleek, silver ultracompact that takes pretty good pictures, but I expected sharper image quality from an 8MP camera.

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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z850

 
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Casio Exilim EX-Z850

 

The EXILIM EX-Z850 Zoom offers 8.0 megapixels of resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5-inch Super Bright LCD, all housed in a slim, durable, and pocket-sized package. The Z850's battery now has an even longer life, supporting an amazing...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z850

 

Announced just before PMA in February 2006 - almost exactly a year to the day after the camera it replaces - the EX-Z850 is Casio's latest ultra-compact flagship model, offering a huge feature set in a very slim, all-metal body. The EX-Z750 was very...

Good resolution, natural accurate color, fairly subtle processing ; Huge, comprehensive feature set with real photographic control ; Lots of control over image parameters ; Wide selection of scene modes ; Excellent user interface ; Excellent all-metal...

Default settings do not necessarily produce the best results ; Default sharpening is a bit high (can be reduced) ; Macro mode doesn't get as close as some competitors ; Highlight clipping and some red channel clipping in wide dynamic range scenes ;...

Like the EX-Z750 before it, the EX-Z850 has much to commend it to the more serious photographer wanting a truly pocket-sized camera with real photographic control - in fact more so, given that the default settings produce images that lack the...

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Exilim EX-Z850

 

There are a ton of high resolution compact cameras like the Z850 on the market today. To find out how it compares just continue reading

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Compact, stylish metal body ; Large 2.5" LCD can be seen in bright outdoor light plus dimly lit rooms (though see issues below) ; AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing ; Snappy performance ; Tons of...

Camera tends to overexpose at default settings ; Poor night shot performance ; Redeye a problem ; High sensitivity mode not worth using ; Tiny amount of built-in memory ; Limited aperture options ; Low LCD resolution ; Dock required for just about...

As with all ultra-compact cameras, the NP-40 battery is expensive ($45), and you can't use an off-the-shelf battery when it runs out of juice

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Camera Review: Casio Exilim EX-Z850

 

The 8 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z850, big brother to stylish 6 megapixel sisters the EX-Z600 and EX-S600, shares some, but not all of its siblings' fun and functional features. And then it adds some of its own features and functions to the lineup

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Casio Exilim EX-Z850 Digital Camera Review

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is a compact camera with an impressive set of features: housed in an attractive shiny metal case, there's an 8-megapixel image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens and 34 scene modes. That's a bargain for less then $300

The shiny case has a sleek and simple aesthetic appearance that belies the large set of features that the camera offers. The Exilim EX-Z850 has an optical viewfinder you can use to frame shots, so you don't have to rely on the LCD screen. The back of...

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Casio Exilim EX-Z850

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is a compact camera with an impressive set of features: housed in an attractive shiny metal case, there's an 8-megapixel image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens and 34 scene modes. That's a bargain for less then $300

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Casio Exilim EX-Z850 Review

 

The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is a full-featured and well-built ultra-compact digital camera. A rare thing among such small cameras, the Z850 features manual controls over shutter speeds up to 60 seconds and a choice of 2 apertures at all focal lengths....

Great image sharpness, Accurate image colors, Accurate white-balance, Above average flash range, Very fast and responsive, Fast focusing system, Good ergonomics, Nice build quality, Great battery-life

Tendency to overexpose, Above average image noise in low light, Some color shift near overexposed areas, Strongly reduced details above ISO 200, Only 2 possible apertures, Redeye problems, Nearly useless high-ISO modes, Below average macro focusing...

Product Specifications

Ultimate performance in photography: the new EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 digital camera for the serious photographer. With 8.1 megapixels for perfect photos, MPEG-4 movie, Anti Shake DSP and movie stabilizer function to reduce picture and movie blur, AV output, and lots of manual setting options, the new EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 is the perfect camera for people with high standards.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
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

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Business cards and documents / Candlelight portrait / Children / Collection / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flower / Food / ID photo mode / Natural green / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Scenery / Soft / Soft flowing water / Splashing water / Sports mode / Sundown / Text / Twilight mode/Business cards and documents / Candlelight portrait / Children / Collection / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flower / Food / ID photo mode / Natural green / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Portrait with scenery / Pre-shot / Scenery / Soft / Soft flowing water / Splashing water / Sports mode / Sundown / Text / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-Z850
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM ZOOM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.1
Max Focal Length:23.7mm
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:8
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
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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