Stylish 7.2-megapixel camera for the YouTube generation
30 November 2011
Excerpt: For several years, Casio has been sort of the sleeper hit among digital cameras, with products that are consistently attractive, innovative and ahead of the curve. That is quite an accomplishment for a diverse company whose core business is in calculators and watches rather than photography.
Pros: Crisp, logical design, layout and menus, H.264 movie recording for small size at good quality, Advanced face detection modes, Over 40 scene modes, You can get it in four colors, Superior movie modes, including past movie, Speedy operation and good image quality
Cons: Mediocre, low-res screen, Lacks the sleek, precision feel of other Casios, Poor English translations and very marginal companion software
Pros: Very small and lightweight — perfect for carrying in a pocket or small purse, 7.2-megapixel resolution for excellent prints to 8×10, Extensive menu settings and “Best Shot” exposure modes, “Easy Mode” for pure point-and-shoot photography, Built-in flash includes a flattering soft flash setting, Self-timer includes a 3x option, $159 price tag!, Very small and lightweight — perfect for carrying in a pocket or small purse, 7.2-megapixel resolution for excellent prints to...
Cons: LCD quick-review makes photos you’ve just taken look blurry, Image quality suffers in poor lighting conditions, Battery charger has a long, awkward cord, LCD quick-review makes photos you’ve just taken look blurry, Image quality suffers in poor lighting conditions, Battery charger has a long, awkward cord
Excerpt: Casio tends to make pretty minor changes to their camera models throughout the year and the Casio Exilim EX-Z77 is no exception. Its hardware is more or less identical to the previous Z75 - 7.1 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and 2.6 inch LCD. It does get some new features, like the YouTube movie mode, H.264 movie encoding, auto tracking AF and a face detection system. Like the Z75, the Z77 comes in pink, blue, black, and silver.
Conclusion: The Casio Exilim EX-Z77 is a simple, fun, and hassle-free camera that seems best suited for non-critical uses like eBay, YouTube, non-photo blogs, documenting life at junior high, or maybe even some funny takes at frat parties. I had high expectations for the Exilim EX-Z77, but was let down in too many ways to justify a strong or even tentative recommendation.
Pros: Slim and sexy design; large LCD; excellent battery life
Cons: Poor quality stills; poor performance in low light situations
Conclusion: The Casio Exilim EX-Z77 is one of the less expensive pocket sized cameras. It is disappointing that the photos it produces are not sharper. Personally I would either pay more for a better quality pocket sized camera or pay the same for a larger camera that takes a better photo.
Summary: : The Casio Exilim EX-Z77 is a good point and shoot camera, it fits easily into your pocket and is surprisingly small despite not necessarily being counted as an "ultra-compact". It was also fun to use, has a good battery life, and produced some good results with good colour and saturation. Unfortunately the macro mode is average, noise is a problem at the higher ISO settings, and purple fringing was higher than average.
Pros: Good value for money, Very easy to use, Large screen shows the resulting photos with good clarity., Fast and responsive, LOADS of scene positions to help ordinary people take better photos., Good image quality - good colour, Good battery life (rated at 190+ shots), Stylish compact metal body - looks good, Excellent UHQ / HQ / YouTube Video modes (lots of choice and good compression!)
Cons: Videos limited to 10 minutes long!, Some purple fringing, Small on/off button, Average macro mode, High noise above ISO200