Casio Exilim EX-Z800 Review

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Review posted 11/10/2010

Quick Take
Pros

  • Produces nice 14-megapixel snapshots
  • Loaded with user-friendly "Best Shot" exposure modes
  • Good shooting performance
  • Ultra-compact body slips into small pockets or handbags
  • Six stylish colors to choose from
  • Very appealing price tag
Cons
  • Higher noise levels at all ISO settings
  • Auto White Balance is not very accurate
  • No AF-Assist lamp
  • Poor low light AF performance
  • Average HD video quality
  • Slowed shooting performance in Premium Auto mode
Bottom Line
The Exilim EX-Z800 is a fashion savvy digicam that is small enough to fit into the smallest of pockets and purses. With six color choices, this is sure to be a hit among the younger crowds. It offers good image quality and performance, however it will have some trouble focusing in low-light conditions due to not having a focus assist lamp. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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One of the most inexpensive ultra-compact Casio models to date (11/2010), the Exilim EX-Z800 is a simple to use 14-megapixel digicam that is aimed towards the younger generations. Loaded with over 35 Best Shot modes,  a 4x wide view (27mm) optical zoom lens, 720p HD video option, a 2.7-inch LCD, YouTube video mode, and Casio's new Premium Auto "smart" exposure program, the EX-Z800 looks to be a great pocket camera for snapshots of friends and family.   

Sporting a price tag of about $149 US, the EX-Z800 will be an appealing model for the upcoming (2010) holiday shopping season. This is also a very style conscious camera, with 6 color choices (Pink, Hot Pink, Black, Yellow, Silver and blue).

Casio Exilim EX-Z800 Features:
  • 14-Megapixel1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor
  • 4x optical zoom lens covers 35mm equivalent range of 27 - 108mm
  • 2.7-inch, 230,400 dot LCD
  • 35 "Best Shot" scene mode options, including Dynamic Photo, Art Filter modes,  etc.
  • Premium Auto mode detects the scene and chooses optimal settings (Program Auto also available)
  • Intelligent and Tracking AF options
  • Record video at either 1280x720 (24fps) or 640x480 (30fps) with audio (.AVI format)
  • YouTube movie mode
  • 14.5MB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC compatible card slot
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (good for up to 280 still images or 2 ours of video)

The Casio Exilim EX-Z800 is available with now a MSRP of $149.99 US.

What's In the Box?:
  • Exilim Z800 Camera Body
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • AV cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Manuals

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