Casio Exilim EX-Z120, a 7.2 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with anti-shake DSP, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.0″ LCD screen, has been reviewed at Steve’ s Digicams. Here’s their verdict on image quality
“The 3x optical zoom lens produced sharp results throughout its range, although with noticeable softness in the corners at full telephoto. Its 38 – 114mm (in 35mm equivalence) focal length range is typical for a camera in this class. At 38mm, there’s enough field of view for group portraits and landscapes, while its 114mm telephoto extreme will bring distant subjects a bit closer. The lens exhibits a very slight amount of chromatic aberration (purple fringing in high-contrast areas) and noticeable barrel distortion at wide angle, but the telephoto end of the zoom range is essentially distortion-free.
The overall image quality when using 7-megapixel (3072×2304) Fine mode was good. Our outdoor images were well exposed and colors were nicely saturated. Image noise was essentially absent at ISO 50 and 100, and detectable at ISO 200. While noise was noticeable throughout at ISO 400, those images were useable. Anti Shake mode is capable of boosting ISO to 1600; those images were very noisy and lacking in detail.”