Summary: This new flagship Casio is plush and a neat performer – but under the right conditions. It’s easy to use and it comes in at a good price. Thankfully, while the noise issues and focus tracking are problems, used sensitively, they’re not ones to completely sink the camera’s performance overall. If you’re in the market for an easy on the eye and sophisticated but very high-resolution and easy to use snapper, then you can do worse than look here.
Pros: Build, design, image quality and detail at low ISO, ease of use, manual control.
Cons: Slow shot-to-shot speed with no burst mode, focus tracking, loss of detail at higher ISOs, noise problems over ISO 200.
Excerpt: Apart from a still modest and pocket-friendly depth of 23mm, Casio's newest camera maintains the Exilim tradition of being roughly the same size as a credit card. Shoehorned into these modest dimensions is a mighty 12.1MP sensor and some serious supporting technology, delivering pictures up to 4000 x 3000 pixels in size.
Conclusion: I would describe the Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 as simple, but effective. The photos it takes are sharp and clear and it stands up well against its rivals. There are some concerns about shutter delay, especially when it comes to taking more than one photo at a time.
Pros: Simplicity - simple design - sharpness of photos
Cons: Variable shutter lag - shutter lag with flash - can take dark photos in lower light
Summary: If you subscribe to the theory that more megapixels is better, then Casio's Exilim EX-Z1200 will be right up your alley. Sporting a 12.1 megapixel sensor, it captures extremely crisp pictures and offers a range of manual shooting options combined with a sturdy design, making it a strong all around choice.
Pros: Very sharp pictures, Lots of features, Sturdy design
Summary: Rund 360 Euro Marktpreis sind eine Menge Geld für eine Kompaktkamera, die Casio Exilim Z1200 ist aber jeden Cent davon wert. Scharfe, detailreiche und farbenprächtige Aufnahmen bescheinigen der Z1200 eine überzeugende Bildqualität. Pluspunkte sammelt die Exilim mit ihren vielen Einstellmöglichkeiten, die auch dem fortgeschrittenen Fotografen Handlungsfreiheit für ansprechende Fotos liefern.