Conclusion: The EX-ZR100 isn’t perfect, and the absence of standard pre-sets and offsetting in-camera interface made us occasionally scratch our heads and ask “Why?” But these aren’t the types of features that make or break a camera’s overall performance. Instead, Casio seemed to focus on the technology behind the EX-ZR100 and not the gimmicks: The point-and-shoot’s speed, low-light performance, and superior build do enough to justify its $300 price tag and just might bump it into...
Pros: Excellent battery life, High-speed image and video-capture capabilities, Natural color and tone, Impressive low-light performance, Bright, sharp LCD display
Cons: HDR effects are cheesy, Ugly in-camera UI, Lack of pre-sets isolates some users
Summary: The ZR100 is indeed a step forward in Casio's portfolio. While the company seems to have spent much of its promotional time talking about the HDR Art mode - something we, quite frankly, don't care for even one little bit - there are loads more top features here that ought to be given far more credit. Although the menu systems are a bit clunky and some options are a little too tucked away, there are far more positives to speak of...
Conclusion: The Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 misses out on some travel zoom features of cameras around the £300 mark, such as the built-in GPS facility of the Panasonic DMC-TZ0. That's handy for recording longitude and latitude data with each image file so intrepid types can retrace your travels via image data, but most regular users simply looking for a large-ish zoom in a small-ish camera won’t find this omission a deal breaker.
Pros: Good quality and sturdy construction, broader focal range than usual, one-touch video recording of Full HD video clips with stereo sound, decent 460k-dot screen
Cons: Pixel fringing between areas of high contrast, pricey RRP
Conclusion: Die EX-ZR100 überzeugt mit rasanter Geschwindigkeit und vielen Komfort-Funktionen. Mit dem 12,5fach-Zoomobjektiv sind Sie für fast alle Aufnahmesituationen gut gerüstet, mit den High-Speed-Möglichkeiten selbst für Sport-Aufnahmen bestens vorbereitet. Die Bildqualität bietet gutes Mittelmaß ohne gravierende Stärken und Schwächen.