Excerpt: Resembling its travel zoom rival in the Nikon Coolpix S9100 for soberly sophisticated design and control layout, including top mounted shooting mode dial, the Casio Exilim EX-H30 fields a high 16-megapixel resolution and 12.5x optical zoom, supported by CCD sensor shift image stabilization. Its other star asset is a class leading 1,000 shot battery life, and users even get a button to place the camera in power saving ‘eco’ mode.
Excerpt: Fielding a comparably modest 12.5x optical zoom, equivalent to 24-300mm in 35mm terms, supported by CCD shift stabilisation, this Casio Exilim EX-H30 makes up for what it lacks in length with the joint-highest resolution on test at 16.1 megapixels.
Long battery life, easy-to-use Slide Panorama feature with good results, quick power up and response, simple operation, can be found for £199
Video less impressive at a ‘mere’ 1, 280 x 720 pixels, no HDMI output, mono sound, occasionally confusing menu implementation