CNET’s Damian Koh has published a review of the Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000, the world’s first 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 3x optical zoom and a 2.8-inch LCD screen.
“It took only 1.6 seconds to power up this Exilim and shutting it down is just as fast. We clocked the time-to-first-shot at 2 seconds and managed to shoot thereafter every 2.1 seconds without flash. With forced flash, shot-to-shot timings faltered to 4.9 seconds; with red-eye reduction, it was every 5.4 seconds. Shutter lag was close to negligible during our tests. Image quality was generally good and, in fact, better than what we had expected. Chromatic aberration was kept to a minimal though we did lose some details in the highlights. We selected automatic white balance for most of our shots and it was able to detect and produce neutral tones in our images.”