Casio Exilim EX-Z90 Review

Review posted 12/11/2009

Quick Take
2.7-inch LCD; Good Battery Life; Auto Scene Selection; One Touch Video Recording
Slow Performance, Choppy 720p video playback; Noise on all ISO settings
Bottom Line
The Casio Z90 is an ultra-compact entry level camera that's simple to use, but lacks in performance and image quality. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Casio's Exilim Z90 is the smallest of the newly released "Z" series cameras in 2009. Sporting a 12-Megapixel imaging sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, HD movie mode, 2.7-inch LCD screen and large list of specialized shooting or scene modes. This is one of the easiest camera's on the market to operate, thanks to the camera's Easy, Auto and Auto Scene selection shooting modes. A new feature added to the camera is "Intelligent AF", in which the camera can detect non-human subjects in within the frame and adjust the focus and exposure to ensure and properly exposed and in-focus subject.

A couple other very useful shooting features on the Z90 include:
  • Dynamic Photo - This function allows the camera to remove an object or person from an image and super-impose it over another image. This is the same process that is done with a green screen, but inside your Casio camera.
  • Landscape Mode - This mode will enhance only certain colors of a landscape image instead of all of them. It also has the ability to remove mist or fog, giving you clear image every time.
  • Handheld Night Scene - Allows the camera to adjust automatically to difficult situations, such as night shots or backlit shots, that would normally cause some camera shake or blurring and adjust the settings to make sure you have a crisp image

Casio Exilim Z90 Key Features:
  • 12-Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch imaging sensor
  • 3x optical zoom: 35mm equivalent of 35-105mm
  • 2.7-inch, 230k dot LCD screen
  • Video Resolutions: 1280x720 HD, 640x480 and 320x240
  • Shutter Speed: 4-1/2000 of a second
  • ISO 64-1600
  • Triple Self Timer
  • Dynamic Photo
  • Landscape Mode
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Auto Scene Selection
  • Intelligent AF
  • Easy Mode
  • AF Area: Intelligent, Spot, Multi, Tracking
  • 35.7MB internal Memory
  • Li-Ion rechargeable Battery
  • SD/SDHC compatible

Included with the Z90:
  • Z90 Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Strap
  • AV Cable
  • CD-ROM
Click here to read Casio's official press release.

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