Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog (added on 20.08.06)

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 is 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), a 2.5″LCD screen, and it measures 95.2mm (W) x 60.6mm (H) x 19.8mm (D), 118 g.

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>> REVIEWS (last update: 20.08.06)

PhotographyBlog reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“The Casio Exilim EX-Z60 is a promising point and shoot camera that ultimately doesn’t live up to its full potential, thanks largely to its poor image quality. The EX-Z60, as with most Casio cameras that we’ve reviewed, is very well-built, easy to use, stylish and quick. On the other hand, the 6 megapixel, 1/2.5 inch sensor produces images that look good at first glance, but which upon closer inspection suffer from obvious noise at ISO 200 and faster, purple fringing in many shots, including situations where you wouldn’t really expect to find it, and almost completely ineffective anti-shake and high-sensitivity modes. This is doubly frustrating because the Casio EX-Z60 is one of those rare digital cameras that just lets you get on with taking pictures without getting in the way. “

LetsGoDigital reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“The Casio Exilim Z60 is not suitable for hobby photographers who want to go out and capture moments digitally. Forget manual settings like aperture and shutter speed as the Casio Exilim EXZ 60 is limited to as many automatic pre-programmed settings as possible. They manage this no problem. The scenes are straightforward and everyone can understand and use them; the result may not please every experienced photographer but they are perfectly acceptable for amateurs. Anyone wanting more from a digital camera should maybe take a look at the Casio Exilim Z850 camera that we reviewed recently or perhaps at a digital reflex camera.”

DigitalTrends reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“This is a stellar digital camera for only $249. You will be hard pressed to find something of this quality in the same price range. Photos taken at low resolutions look great, and become stunning when they approach the 6-megapixel mark. You can capture movies for fun if you want, but don’t expect anything to come out worth editing. Just use the movie-capture function for fun at a picnic or family outing.”

Steve’sDigicams reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“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. “

PhotographyReview reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“The Exilim ZX-60′s 3x optical zoom lens is respectably sharp, and I think you’d expect as much. Distant objects, such as radio towers and windows in buildings, all had distinct definition when viewed at 100 percent. There is a slight oversharpening of edges visible in the files, but for JPEGs this is not out of the ordinary. In macro focus mode, the camera produced crisp images from edge to edge with pleasing focus fall-off (blur) in the background. “

CNET reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“You can’t avoid soft, noisy, overprocessed photos, though. The colors aren’t bad, but in shots taken using ISO 50 at the highest-quality setting, you can see halos around edges and a whitish stippling. The Exilim EX-Z60 also clips highlights, producing large, flat white areas in outdoor shots. It’s hard to tell if red-eye reduction works; the lens’s chronic chromatic aberration results in a blown-out catch light in people’s eyes with purple fringing that overwhelms any red. “

Cameras.co.uk reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 and wrote;
“Looking at the outdoor photos these are quite pleasing. In terms of sharpness they are not the very best, but the camera is still capable of taking a well focused photo.
Indoors is a different matter and the camera struggles to focus when the lighting is not perfect.The macro shot is better than I am used to seeing. The camera produces an even and sharp focus..Casio have made the Exilim EX-Z60 very easy to use. If you take a look at the back of the camera there are very few buttons compared with other digital cameras. My only complaint is that if you want to shoot a movie you will need to dip into the menu system to place the camera in movie mode. Otherwise everything you need to take a picture is at your fingertips.”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last update: 20.08.06)

- Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 Sample Photos posted @ PhotographyBlog
- Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 Sample Photos posted @ Steve’sDigicams
- Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 Sample Photos posted @ PhotographyReview
- Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 Sample Photos posted @ CamerasUK

>> PRESS RELEASE

FEBRUARY 21, 2006, LONDON, UK — CASIO ELECTRONICS CO. LTD., in conjunction with its parent company CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announced the release of a new addition to its stylish and high-resolution EXILIM ZOOM digital camera series. The simple to use EX-Z60 offers 6.0 megapixel images and a 3x optical zoom packed into a slim body enhanced by rounded edges. The camera features a large, easy-to-see 2.5” LCD monitor as well as the Anti Shake DSP, which along with the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions considerably reduces the incidence of blurred images due to moving subjects or shaky hands, ensuring that beautiful images can be created and enjoyed by anyone. The EX-Z60 comes with many other convenient and user-friendly features, including Easy Mode, a simplified camera menu that facilitates effortless picture taking.

The EXILIM line is a culmination of CASIO’s core technologies of miniaturization and digital technology resulting in a smaller, higher resolution camera. EXILIM has has led the current digital camera trend of stylish, compact and fast action functions. The EX-Z60 is the latest in CASIO’s pursuit of a digital camera that is both high tech and hassle-free, bringing the fun and enjoyment of digital photography to everyone.

In addition to its compact and stylish design, a noteworthy EX-Z60 function includes Revive Shot, which refreshes faded colours of old photos by bringing them back to life in digital format, automatically adjusts for obliquity even when photos are shot while still in the album. The Rapid Flash function enables three consecutive, high-speed flash photos in only one second, ensuring that no special moments are missed. The Easy Mode setting provides a simplified, easy to understand, and convenient version of the settings menu and camera interface, designed especially for first time users but also helpful to those who prefer a basic camera settings interface as well. The BEST SHOT button enables convenient, one-touch access to 33 scenarios chosen from an image menu and providing the user with a wide range of camera settings for taking hassle-free photos every time.

The new EX-Z60 is a stylish and easy to use digital camera that takes high quality images and comes loaded with the latest features and functions. CASIO continues to bring the fun and versatility of digital photography to users everywhere.

EX-Z60 FEATURES

# Stylish, Slim, Compact Size High Performance Model 6.0 megapixel high resolution CCD and 3x optical zoom lens
# Large easy-to-see 2.5 inch TFT LCD display
# The EXILIM Engine features the Anti Shake DSP, which reduces blurring caused by shaky hands or moving subjects
# 95.2mm (W) x 60.6mm (H) x 19.8mm (D), slim compact size (thinnest point: 16.2 mm)
# Slim body enhanced by rounded edges and shape; stylish design accentuated by a sophisticated framework
# Once powered on, the camera is ready to take pictures in approximately 1.4 seconds*1
# After the shutter is pressed, the image is recorded almost instantly, with only an approximately 0.002 seconds*2 release time lag
# High-speed picture playback of approximately 0.1 seconds
# Subjects appear brightly on the display monitor even under low light conditions, enabling easy shot composition

# Various functions to make incredibly beautiful pictures possible “Rapid Flash” enables three consecutive flash photos in one second
# The “Soft Flash” function reduces flash brightness when taking flash photos
# “Revive Shot” refreshes faded colours of old album photos, bringing them back to life in digital format
# The 33 scene “BEST SHOT” enables selection of the appropriate camera setting for both still photos and movies via a sample image menu

# High quality multi-use functions The “Easy Mode” menu is a simplified camera interface for user-friendly operation
# The “Auto Macro” mode allows for automatic switching between macro and auto focus modes
# The “9-Point Multi AF” clearly indicates areas in auto focus when photographing subjects with multiple focus points
# The “Quick Shutter” function reduces mistakes by enabling simple and easy high-speed focusing
# The “Flash Assist” mode compensates for poorly illuminated areas of the shot
# The “Exposure Warning” mode warns over or under exposure via an on-screen display
# The “Icon Help” function provides icon guidance when adjusting camera settings
# The “Direct On” button allows quick startup in both shooting and playback modes
# Equipped with a one-touch “BEST SHOT” button that allows you to select the appropriate mode for your shot

NOTES

*1 using internal memory, with internal flash turned off
*2 with internal flash turned off


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Comment by saleemhitech
2008-06-18 10:13:09

i wanted canon soft wrae zoom x

 

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