Steve’sDigicams have currently published a review of the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60, a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x Optical Zoom lens (35 – 210mm equivalent), and a 2.5″LCD screen.
“The EX-Z60 also had mixed results with the quality of its 6M Fine images. Our outdoor samples were very nice, showing good overall exposure and pleasing color saturation. Thanks in part to its 3x optical zoom, the majority of our shots were sharp, but they did exhibit some edge softness. This lens covers a 35mm equivalent range of 38 – 114mm, which is typical for a camera in this class. The 38mm wide angle extreme will afford pleasing outdoor landscapes and group shots, while its telephoto range will help produced nice close-up portraits. I saw noticeable traces of chromatic aberration (purple fringing) around brightly lit objects as well as moderate barrel distortion at wide angle. “