Excerpt: It's becoming difficult to up the ante in today's crowded market for ultra-compact consumer cameras. Just a few months ago Casio introduced the Exilim EX-Z100 and Z200 to the US market (in January of 2008) -- a pair of ultra-compact 10-megapixel cameras that come in a variety of colors, a variety of new features and a new 4X optical zoom. The sole difference between the two of them was the Z200's active CCD anti shake.
Pros: 28-112mm 4X optical zoom allows wide angle photography, Very small and light, Large high-res 3-inch display, CCD-Shift image stabilization
Excerpt: Casio's latest size- and budget-conscious ultracompact comes in a variety of bright colors with anti-shake, an acceptable zoom range, a wide selection of pre-programmed "Best Shot" settings, and a built-in and easily accessible YouTube capture mode for shooting videos ready for web use.
Summary: The Casio Exilim EX-Z150 is fun to shoot with. Its wide-angle lens and big screen were a joy, but the Casio Exilim EX-Z150's shutter lag and slow focus were handicaps that made us use a lot more brain power ("Will this be in focus?") than we'd prefer when taking simple, happy snaps. That said, for an inexpensive camera, the EX-Z150 holds its own and looks awesome doing it - not a bad choice for people not looking to spend a fortune.
Excerpt: Physical Views The EX-Z150 compared to a standard Compact Disc. Continue on to Features & Controls EXILIM CARD EX-Z150 SPECIFICATIONS Number of Effective Pixels 8.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch square pixel CCD Total Pixels 8.29 million File Format Still Images JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant) Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural) Audio (Voice Recording) WAV format (monaural) Built-in Flash Memory (Image area) 17.9MB Recording...