Excerpt: The 8 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z850, big brother to stylish 6 megapixel sisters the EX-Z600 and EX-S600, shares some, but not all of its siblings' fun and functional features. And then it adds some of its own features and functions to the lineup.
Conclusion: Casio Exilim EX-Z850 compact digital camera With the introduction of the Exilim Z850 camera, Casio clearly assert their ability to equip a compact camera with a simply astounding amount of functionality, whilst ensuring it remains particularly accessible.
Excerpt: The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 ($399) is an update to their popular EX-Z750 model (see our review) that was introduced back in 2005. New features on the Z850 include an 8.1 Megapixel CCD, a "Rapid Flash" feature, more manual controls, improved battery life, and more.
Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), Compact, stylish metal body, Large 2.5" LCD can be seen in bright outdoor light plus dimly lit rooms (though see issues below), AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing, Snappy performance, Tons of Best Shot modes, Full manual controls (though see...
Cons: Camera tends to overexpose at default settings, Poor night shot performance, Redeye a problem, High sensitivity mode not worth using, Tiny amount of built-in memory, Limited aperture options, Low LCD resolution, Dock required for just about everything (unless you buy expensive accessories), Plast...
8.1 megapixel digital camera with eBay Best Shot mode
Consumer Electronics Net
5 June 2006
Excerpt: The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is at the top of the Zoom family of Casio cameras. It sits right next to the recently introduced EX-Z1000, which sports a 10.1 megapixel image sensor, but retains the same $399 list price.
Conclusion: Like the EX-Z750 before it, the EX-Z850 has much to commend it to the more serious photographer wanting a truly pocket-sized camera with real photographic control - in fact more so, given that the default settings produce images that lack the over-processed Technicolor look of its predecessor.
Pros: Good resolution, natural accurate color, fairly subtle processing, Huge, comprehensive feature set with real photographic control, Lots of control over image parameters, Wide selection of scene modes, Excellent user interface, Excellent all-metal construction, Good white balance, Very compact, Bi...
Cons: Default settings do not necessarily produce the best results, Default sharpening is a bit high (can be reduced), Macro mode doesn't get as close as some competitors, Highlight clipping and some red channel clipping in wide dynamic range scenes, Fairly consistent (but mild) over exposure in bright...
Summary: Overall the Z850 is a solid advanced camera. It doesn't take the best photographs in the world, but it performed above average in most of our tests and crams a robust feature-set into a relatively small design.
Pros: Lightning quick, Nice features for such a small model
Conclusion: There is a lot to like about the Exilim EX-Z850. For a pocket sized digital camera it has a good set of features. This includes the illusive manual exposure modes. Picture quality is good as is ease of use. All in all a very appealing package.
Conclusion: Casio Exilim EX-Z850 kompakte Digitalkamera Casio zeigt mit der Exilim Z850 Kamera, dass sie nicht nur dazu in der Lage sind, eine Kompaktkamera wirklich bis oben mit Funktionalität voll zu packen, sondern diese gleichzeitig sehr gut zugänglich unterzubringen verstehen.