Casio Exilim EX-H15 Review

By Matt Metzker

Review posted 05/06/2010

Quick Take
Pros
24mm Ultra Wide Angle 10x zoom lens, good indoor and outdoor image capture, great array of best Shot Modes, The Oil Painting Art filter was a stand-out, excellent build quality and a incredible battery life
Cons
Both the Crayon and Watercolor art filters didn't impress, indoors the HD video was grainy, slow performance speeds and the AF motor was loud when using continuous mode
Bottom Line
A quality camera at a respectable price. The EX-H15 should make a great choice for those looking for a versatile camera that can be tucked away easily, yet shoot nice photos in most applications. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
casio_h15_470.jpgCasio has introduced the EX-H15, a 14-megapixel compact digicam which they labeled as a "Hi-Zoom" Exilim. The High Zoom moniker is due to it's10x optical zoom lens, which will put you close to the action. Subjects are framed in a 3-in. TFT Super Clear, color LCD with 460,800 dots for crisp, clear viewing. For the not so steady hand it has dual image stabilization with CCD shift and a high-sensitivity anti-blur feature. Casio has added 42 Best shot modes including 3 Art filters and the Dynamic Photo feature that allows you to cut a subject out of one picture and place it into another.


Casio Exilim EX-H15 Features:
  • 14-Megapixel CCD imager for pictures up to 4320x3240 pixels
  • 24mm Ultra Wide Angle lens 24 - 240mm equivalent to 35mm film
  • 10x optical zoom with  HD Zoom Maximum 67.5x
  • Dual Image Stabilization uses both mechanical sensor-shift and high-sensitivity technologies
  • 3.0-inch LCD Color Monitor with 460,800 pixels and 97% frame coverage
  • Movie Mode; HD @ 1280x720, 640x480 or 320x240 with audio
  • 1000 shots on a fully charged battery
  • Voice memos can be attached to still images
  • 4 Continuous Shooting modes
  • Premium Auto Mode
  • Intelligent Color
  • Program AE, Shutter speed or Aperture priority and Manual exposure modes
  • 42 Best Shot modes
  • 3 new Art filters: Oil Painting, Crayon and Watercolor
  • ISO speeds: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Uses removable SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Powered by Lithium Ion battery


The Casio Exilim EX-H15 is available now with an MSRP of US$299.99

What's in the box:

  • Casio EX-H15 camera
  • Lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Power Cord
  • Strap
  • CD Rom
  • USB cable
  • AV cable

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