Summary: As you'll see in my Casio Exilim EX-H10 review, there is a lot to like about the Casio EX-H10 digital camera. The EX-H10 is a good looking camera, and its 12.1 megapixels of resolution are great for making large prints. This camera's 10X optical zoom lens -- with its strong wide angle lens capabilities -- is outstanding and is the best feature of the EX-H10.
However, this camera also has a few drawbacks that will leave some photographers looking for a different camera.
Pros: 10X optical zoom lens is very handy, Lens even offers some nice wide angle options, Continuous shot modes work extremely well, Large, bright LCD, Best Shot mode is handy and built-in help explains each mode
Cons: Camera's menu structure is a little confusing, Low-light shooting performance needs to be better, Placement of flash on camera body can leave it blocked by a finger, Price could be a little lower
Excerpt: With a 24-240mm lens in a compact body, a super-long battery life and HD video, is the H10 Casio’s biggest camera-related hit of the year? The What Digital Camera Casio EXILIM EX-H10 review takes...
Excerpt: (1 items) Though the pocket megazoom category of digital cameras is still brand-new, Casio's good-looking Exilim EX-H10 claims a subset of that subcategory all by itself. This compact, 10X-optical-zoom model emphasizes fun, beginner-friendly features rather than advanced controls. The 12-megapixel EX-H10 has a big, 3-inch LCD and a slick silver and black frame that's slightly less than an inch deep.
Pros: Very fast 10x optical zoom lens, Fun in-camera features and auto modes
Cons: Lack of manual controls, Loud zoom lens motors
Excerpt: Although the pocket megazoom category of digital cameras is still brand-new, the good-looking Casio EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-H10 claims a subset of that subcategory all by itself. This compact, 10X-optical-zoom model emphasizes fun, beginner-friendly features rather than advanced controls.
Summary: A rather nice small digital camera that I have had a chance to review for slightly longer than the normal two weeks which means I can delve more fully into the various styles available with it while taking out and about with me.
Excerpt: The Casio EX-H10 is an extremely well-made, compact digital camera, with a shiny metallic grey metal body and excellent overall finish. It's just about small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, measuring 102.5 (W) x 62.0 (H) x 24.3 (D)mm. The EX-H10 will fit inside either a trouser or shirt pocket or handbag, and it only weighs 164g without the battery or memory card fitted.
Pros: Solid feel build and long lens reach coupled with smaller than average dimensions for such a feature set, which includes the latest must-have of HD movie capture not to mention longer than average battery life
Cons: Average image quality for its class, tricky to get a completely sharp shots when shooting handheld at extremities of the zoom, positioning of the built-in flash means that fingers can sometimes stray in front, zoom disabled in movie mode and no HDMI out
Summary: There are two good reasons for choosing the Casio Exilim EX-H10 over one of the other long-zoom compacts on the market. One is if you need excellent battery life, and the other is if it turns up cheaper than all the rest.
Pros: Versatile 10x zoom, 1,000 shots on a charge, Compact dimensions
Cons: Over-processed images, Poor high-ISO performance, Jerky movie mode