Casio Exilim EX-Z700

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 20 April’07)

Casio Exilim EX-Z700 is a 7.2 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 26.07.06) featuring 3x optical zoom (38-114mm equivalent) with antishake DSP, best shot mode, and a large 2.7″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 89 x 57 x 21 mm (3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8 in) and weighing at 154 g (5.4 oz).

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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 20.04.07)

ImagingResource reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 and writes;
“The Bottom Line. The 7.2 megapixel Casio EXILIM EX-Z700 is one of the more enjoyable pocket camera’s I’ve tried recently, combining a good mix of special features with more than adequate speed….The Casio EXILIM EX-Z700 also deserves points for its excellent battery life, its simple and lightweight design, and its ample Best Shot scene modes; particularly the very useful new Auto Framing mode. Overall, the Casio EX-Z700 is a dependable pocket camera that I would recommend to most first-time camera buyers, with the caution that they’ll need to use flash indoors and watch the exposure outdoors… the Casio EX-Z700 is a good pocket camera that will help beginning users capture good snapshots outdoors and flash pictures indoors. The EX-Z700 is therefore worthy of a recommendation, but it’s not quite a Dave’s pick.”

CamerasUK have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they write;
“A digital camera like the Exilim EX-Z700 is pretty easy to use. Casio pack more options into the menu and reduce the number of buttons on the camera compared to other brands. You may or may not find this helpful. For example if you want to shoot a movie or set the self timer this needs to be done through the menu system. The menus themselves are straightforward and it is a case of scrolling through until you find the option you are looking for. ….The Casio Exilim EX-Z700 is a solid if unspectacular digital camera. Pound of for pound I would say it offers good value for money and if you cannot afford or do not want to pay out for a top of the range model then this is certainly a camera well worth considering. “

DigitalCameraInfo have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they write;
“The Casio Exilim EX-Z700 has a lot going for it. The digital camera has 7.2 megapixels and still keeps shutter lag to a minimum. It has a lengthy list of interesting scene modes, which some users will find fabulous and others will curse. It takes decent pictures in optimal lighting and its built-in flash has plenty of controls to keep it from whitening foreheads and such. The pocket-sized camera is easy to transport and its battery lasts an incredible 460 shots per charge. The Casio Z700 isn’t all butterflies and fairies though. It produces terrible amounts of noise in pictures, low light photography is nearly impossilbe, its audio recording capabilities are limited to subjects within a few feet of the camera, its mode dial is nonexistent so users have to enter the lengthy menu system for everything, and a glitch in the playback menu makes the camera look a bit unfinished. Still, the price is decent at $299. The Casio Z700 is far from being exceptionally impressive, but it is an average camera that takes average pictures (in optimal lighting, that is) – and you can get it at an average price. “

Steve’sDigicams have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they write;
“Image quality was very similar to that of the EX-Z70. Using the highest quality settings (7m Fine), I was able to capture pleasing outdoor images that were sharp and showed pleasing color saturation. Exposure was accurate most of the time, however I noticed that on very sunny days, it did tend to overexpose the sky…Bottom line – I was a bit surprised after testing the Z700. While image quality is a bit better than its predecessor, performance was a great deal slower, which is the opposite of what you’d expect from a newer model. The noise issue with the high ISO (800) mode that the Anti-Shake system uses is still present, however it has improved slightly. That said, I feel with an MSRP of about US$280, the Z700 offers an Ok value for a 7-megapixel model. “

CamerasUK have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they rate the camera 80/100 and write;
“I like the colours the Exilim EX-Z700 produces. They have a more natural feel to them than some of the cameras I have tested recently. I have little to complain about with the two indoor test shots. Both the portrait and shot of beer bottles are as sharply focused as you can expect given the conditions. Lighting levels are good too, especially when you take into account the shot of beer bottles is taken in more or less total darkness…The Casio Exilim EX-Z700 is a good solid digital camera. It is competitively priced and if you do not want to pay over the odds for a pocket sized camera then this model is well worth considering.”

CNET have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they rate the camera 6.8/10 and write;
“The camera’s otherwise clear images had a few irritating flaws. Colors were reproduced well, and fine details could be easily spotted in our subjects, except on the extreme left side of our photos, which suffered from blurring and distortion. …The Casio Exilim EX-700 is an unremarkable point-and-shoot camera that doesn’t excel at anything, though its performance and size make it great for quick snapshots. If you can afford them, the Canon PowerShot SD800 and the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T10 offer superior image quality in the same pocketable size for a slightly higher price. “

PopPhoto Magazine have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they rate the camera 9/10 and write;
“The Casio Exilim EX-Z700 is ideal for someone looking to purchase a compact camera to take anywhere with them that sports some style and features. Since there are no manual modes, the Best Shot scene modes will guide you in your shooting. For the most part, the image quality was pretty good, especially in outdoor shots. Indoor shots in low light did offer some digital noise and graininess, especially as we went from ISO 200 to 400. All in the all the 7.2-megapixel EX-Z700 packs a big punch in such a small package.”

ThinkCamera have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they rate the camera 9/10 and write;
“On the Z600 low light performance is excellent. On the Z700 I’d have to downgrade that to “very good”. This isn’t particularly surprising – on a 7MP camera not only are there more pixels crammed together in the same space (and this ends to increase noise) but when you look at a file at 100% you are effectively looking at a larger print size. I’d be happy to print ISO 800 shots at 6X4…This is going to come as no real surprise – Casio get another ThinkCamera Editor’s Choice for the Z700. It does everything that the Z600 does with more pixels and a couple of new tricks. Low light shooting isn’t quite as good but it’s still better than 90% of the cameras we test so I’ll let that one slide. Online prices go all the way up to £250 but shop hard and you should get the camera and some memory for less than £200 which makes it a great buy. “

Pocket-Lint have reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z700 where they rate the camera 7/10 and write;
“Once again, the watchwords here are “less is so much more”. Casio has a great little camera in the Z700 but one marred by having more pixels than it needs (given the market) on a sensor that’s just too small. Drop this to a 5-megapixel camera and the noise would probably vanish – or at least be much less prominent. And that AF system is just flippin’ frustrating so I cannot recommend this camera. However, to be fair, if you’re not going to make prints bigger than 6 x 4-inches the camera is probably okay (bar the AF foibles) as a lot of the noise problems won’t show at that size. But why then do you need all that resolution? Exactly.”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 20.04.07)

- Casio Exilim EX-Z700 Sample Photos posted @ ImagingResource
- Casio Exilim EX-Z700 Sample Photos posted @ Steve’sDigicams
- Casio Exilim EX-Z700 Sample Photos posted @ CamerasUK
- Casio Exilim EX-Z700 Sample Photo: 1, 2, and 3 posted @ ThinkCamera

>> USER MANUALS

- Download Casio Exilim EX-Z700 User Manuals (International)
- Download Casio Exilim EX-Z700 User Manuals (Europe)

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2 Comments »

Comment by Clyde Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-03 14:05:32

How do you recover fotos that were deleted by mistake? Or at least I think they were! The camera keeps giving me the “No files” message and I can’t find the fotos anywhere! HELP!!! The instruction booklet for this camera completely sucks!

Comment by Dphotojournal com
2007-07-03 23:48:30

Clyde.. try here

 
 

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