Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ DCRP (20 August’07)

The Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 is a stylish & slim point-and-shoot digital camera features 10.1 million effective pixel, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm) with Anti Shake DSP. The camera is measuring in at 91.1 x 57.2 x 24.2 mm, weighing 125 g, and it’s running on Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NP-40 which allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.
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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Casio EX-Z1050 Reviews

DCRP reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The Z1050 generally took well-exposed photos, with very saturated colors. Purple fringing levels were fairly low, and the camera didn’t have much of the corner blurriness than plagues so many of these compact cameras. Noise wasn’t really a problem until ISO 800..”
Rating: N/A

GoodGearGuide reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“Our speed tests also returned favourable results for this model. It exhibited 0.07 seconds of shutter lag, 1.8 seconds from power up to first shot and 1.9 seconds between shots, all of which are quite competitive times… A solid entry into the compact camera space, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 isn’t the best camera we’ve reviewed, but the 10 megapixel sensor captures some great pictures, making it a good choice for those that want to make larger than regular size prints.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalTrends reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“Sad to say, I can’t recommend this camera. It has a lot of things going for it. Solid image quality, excellent battery life, good response and many hidden features that go way beyond what you’ll find in a point-and-shoot camera. Unfortunately, you have to dig into the Owner’s Manual on the CD-ROM to find them. But the Achilles’ Heel is the poor LCD screen, making this the deal breaker. Casio needs to go back to the factory that supplied these screens and ask for their money back. Your money is better spent on another camera. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The camera has a few highlights though, such as the vast amount of in-camera effects and the useful auto focus tracking mode, but that doesn’t make up for the cheap components, tiny buttons, slow burst mode, or sub-par movies. Not to mention the zillions of pictures taken and deleted because they looked blurry, discolored, fuzzy, and distorted. Simply put: $269 is way too much to pay for this camera even if it is the cheapest 10-megapixel camera on the market.”
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ePhotozine reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The Z1050 is very similar in terms of systems to the 12Mp Z1200, but the slightly lower resolution does mean that it can get away with a higher, and more useful, ISO800 mode. It doesn’t have the same PASM program modes, being aimed much more at the beginner or casual user, but it has a high build quality, works well and is easy to pick up. The image quality is fine, with lots of detail thanks to that high res CCD at 10Mp. The Z1050 is certainly less of a gadget camera, or one for those who like to tinker with photographic control. Instead it offers simplicity, excellent build quality, fine images and high resolution, if not high performance.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PopPhoto reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The camera body feels solid and durable. The shutter release button provides enough tactile feedback so you’re aware of whether or not you’re fully depressing the button or pushing halfway to pre-focus. There is little shutter delay and auto focusing is fast under good lighting conditions. In low light., thanks to an orange low-light assist beam–it still finds focus pretty quickly.”
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CNET reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The camera’s photos generally look very nice. Colors appear neutral, and pictures stay relatively free of artifacts, save for some purple fringing on the edges of some lighter objects. The photos displayed little noise up to ISO 400, and even at ISO 800 noise remained a fine, fairly unobtrusive fuzz…The bottom line: If it wasn’t for the poor LCD, the Exilim EX-Z1050 would be a pretty good camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Cameras.UK reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“The macro shot is also quite acceptable for this type of camera. I was not able to get in quite as close as I have been able to with other cameras, but I am happy enough with the shot…I liked the Casio Exilim EX-Z1050. In many ways it is a fairly typical compact digital camera. With ten megapixels there is plenty of scope for large prints or for cropping photos. The camera is easy to use and I also found it performed well in lowlight.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“Noise, while evident at higher ISOs, which run from ISO 80 to ISO 800 is less obvious and there seems to be less detail smoothing as well, which is a big bonus… The Casio EXILIM Zoom Z1050, while still a makeover of the Z1000, offers some excellent kit that makes it a real step forward. It lacks manual controls other than exposure compensation but is, instead, replete with Best Shot modes to cover almost any eventuality. This and less issues with noise, a great AF set up and an easy to use interface combined with responsive handling make the Z1050 worthy of close consideration.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ITReviews has reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“Those looking for a no-nonsense compact that doesn’t compromise on quality won’t go far wrong with the EX-Z1050. While not exactly packed with additional features or extras it’s one of the best point and shoot portables around today and for the price is an absolute bargain.”
Rating: Recommended

TrustedReviews has reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“This is one theory which definitely works in practice. I found the overall picture quality to be outstanding…The 3x zoom f/2.8 – f/5.1 lens produces good edge-to-edge sharpness with relatively little wide-angle distortion, while colour reproduction and exposure are excellent. Verdict: The Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 demonstrates that it is possible to make a good 10MP compact camera without suffering problems with excessive image noise or fringing. As well as that it is a well-made camera offering good handling, brisk performance, some unique and useful features and excellent image quality, and at a sensible price point too.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DigitalReviews has a preview of the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050;
“The Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 is more traditional than the Casio Exilim EX-V7, in that it has an extendable zoom lens. Personally, I’d prefer the protection of the zoom lens that is totally built in which possibly is also more reliable. The Casio Exilim EX-V7 is fractionally wider, higher and thicker than the 1050 with the weight to prove it. That makes the 1050 rather lightweight but not in the features department. The 1050 that came as a review model sported mainly black with a dark silvery surround. On top you will find the traditional zoom lever arrangement as well as an on/off button. Missing from the back panel is the rotary selection dial that we found on the V7. And apart from the menu button we also have a separate BS button which stands for Best Shot in this case. The very bright LCD screen is slightly larger than on the V7 and connection with a PC is done via a USB cable rather than the cradle on the Casio Exilim EX-V7. The battery is replenished with a separate battery charger and not with the docking station as with the V7.”
Rating: N/A

ComputerActive reviews the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 and writes;
“..under bright skies, well-exposed, warmly colourful images are the order of the day – and the Z1050 makes a better job of contrast-y situations than many rival compacts. Not a great deal has changed since the Z1000, apart from a cheaper price, smaller size and that very fast, albeit compromised, burst rate. Still, the Z1050 is very easy to use, very portable and delivers very colourful images that will satisfy any occasional snapper. Overall Owners of the Z1000 won’t find many new features but for others, the Casio Exilim Z1050 is a decent 10-megapixel compact camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET Australia has a preview of the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050;
“The EX-Z1050 is one of the only 10-megapixel compact cameras on the market, but it’s not the only choice for users looking for high-resolution shots. The slightly more expensive Canon PowerShot A640 offers the same high-resolution shooting with a flip-out LCD and plenty of manual features that more experienced photographers will enjoy. Of course, the EX-Z1000 itself might also prove a viable alternative; when the EX-Z1050 hits stores, its predecessor will probably see a price cut.”

Casio EX-Z1050 Samples

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ DCRP
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ Cameras.UK
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ Pocket-Lint
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews

Casio EX-Z1050 User Manuals (PDF)

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Casio EX-Z1050 Press Release

London, January 30, 2007 — Casio Electronics Co. Ltd. and its parent company Casio Computer Co. Ltd., announced the release of the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1050, the latest addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. Featuring a newly developed, high-performance, image-processing module, Casio’s new EX-Z1050 makes it even easier to enjoy shooting super-high resolution, 10.1 megapixel images.

Last year, Casio released the revolutionary EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1000, the first digital camera in the world to deliver 10.1 megapixel resolution in a size that fits easily in the palm of the hand. The EX-Z1000 won acclaim for making it simpler than ever to capture images at a remarkably high resolution, and its trend-setting performance created a brand new market.

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2 Responses to “Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050”

  1. Alex says:


    Can you please suggest to me a slim camera ($500 max) that is excellent for taking video, top quality pictures, fast shots (have young kids that won’t stay still), quality portriat, and excellent for indoors and out.



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