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Casio EX-Z70 is slim and stylish point and shoot digital camera featuring 7.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom (38-114mm equivalent), Anti Shake DSP, and a 2.5-inch 115,200 pixels LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 95.2 x 60.6 x 19.8 mm, weighing 118g and running on NP-20 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
>> REVIEWS (last updated: 18.11.06)
Steve’sDigicams have recently reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 where they rate the camera 6.2/10 and write;
“Image quality when using 7m Fine mode was Ok for a 7-megapixel model. The majority of our outdoor samples showed good overall exposure, and color balance…Bottom line – I was a little disappointed with this latest addition to Casio’s Exilim Zoom line. While image quality is up to par with many other manufacture’s 7-megapixel models, the obvious Anti-shake high ISO noise issue and the average shooting performance might turn many users away. Therefore, with an MSRP of about US$250, I feel the EX-Z70 offers an Ok value for an “ultra-compact” 7-megapixel model. “
CNET have recently reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 where they rate the camera 6.2/10 and write;
“The Z70 handles exposure and color very well, but its images are otherwise disappointing. Fine details appear soft even in very good circumstances, and noticeable processing artifacts and image noise further obscure the picture. We also notice some distinct lens distortion at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends of the camera’s zoom. The bottom line: It’s small, cheap, and fast, but this 7-megapixel shooter is hindered by some very irritating flaws. “
DigitalCameraReview has recently reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 and writes;
“The Casio Exilim EX-Z70 does make a good beginners camera, especially a beginner who likes a little style and the camera’s compact size. If you’re overwhelmed, just try the simple mode. Do you want to get creative? Try out the Best Shot scene modes, of which there are more than enough to keep you happy. The pocketability of the camera makes it very easy to carry around, and the good battery life will keep you shooting as long as you need. Image quality is good, especially outdoors. Indoor shots can be plagued with digital noise or graininess, so play around with the settings to get the best results. Most point and shoot digital cameras are capable of taking very good pictures when you take the time to learn the camera and its limitations.”
CamerasUK has recently reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 and writes;
“The Exilim EX-Z70 uses the standard Casio menu system and a fairly common layout in terms of buttons and controls. In my view Casio have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into this area of the camera as it is straightforward and easy to use. Buttons are kept to a minimum and you should soon be able to find your way around. There is also help available. To decrease the number of menu options and make the camera even more straightforward there is an easy mode available. “
Ken Rockwell has recently reviewed the Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z70 and writes;
“The lens is sharp, but has a lot of distortion if you care. It corrects easily in Photoshop CS2′s lens distortion filter. It can get soft in the corners. The default sharpening is harsh. I prefer the sharpness set to -1 and the saturation set to +1. LCD Screen: 2.5,” bright enough to use outdoor in direct sunlight. It’s a tiny bit red, coarse, and has a little less contrast than screens on more expensive cameras…”
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 18.11.06)
>> PRESS RELEASE
LONDON, UK June 22, 2006—CASIO ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. and its parent company, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., announced today the release of the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z70, a new addition to its stylish series of EXILIM® digital cameras. This newest high resolution member of the EXILIM family delivers an effective 7.2 megapixels.
The EXILIM series has a reputation for transforming the digital camera market. Slim and stylish, packed with superior functionality, and astonishingly easy to use, EXILIM cameras combine the benefits of compact size, intuitive controls, large displays, and long battery life. The release of the new EX-Z70 complements the already available EX-Z60, a high-performance, 6.0 megapixel model released earlier this year. The EX-Z70 increases the resolution to 7.2 megapixels for even more detailed, beautiful photographs.
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