Excerpt: When the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 was announced in April of 2006, it was the world's first ten megapixel compact camera. It seemed like only yesterday when the one megapixel barrier had been broken, and now there was an inexpensive little point & shooter that had TEN. Did Casio set the world aflame with this impressive feat? I mean, 10 megapixel is surely a milestone, a nice round number, and an incredible accomplishment.
Pros: 10.1 megapixel resolution, Terrific 2.8-inch wide LCD, 36 different modes, Very good battery life, Small and handy
Cons: Strangely subdued for the first 10 megapixel compact, Scratches easily, Cool "past movie" mode of other Casios is missing, 25 fps frame rate not quite lifelike, and no MPEG4
Conclusion: Casio was the company that first gave the world a 'consumer' digital camera, way back in 1995 (when most of the big names were still convinced film would live forever), and since the launch of the Exilim range in 2002 the brand has become synonymous with the kind of ultra-slim, ultra-stylish cameras that marketeers like to call 'lifestyle' products.
Pros: Excellent resolution and good edge-to-edge detail, Excellent results at ISO 50 and 100, Slim all-metal body, Superb build and finish, Easy to use, Well designed control and menu system, Very fast startup, focus, shutter lag, Lots of scene modes and some in-camera effects / editing, Superb screen; very bright, Accurate white balance, Lots of on-screen information including exposure info and live histogram, Good battery life
Cons: Noisy at ISO 400+, almost unusable at ISO 800, High Sensitivity (up to ISO 3200) mode very very low resolution (pixel-binning), Misleading 'image stabilization' mode simply increases the ISO, Noise reduction starts to remove low contrast detail at ISO 200, Underpowered flash, Consistent overexposure of bright scenery shots (use AE-compensation), Cannot charge the battery or connect to PC without using the cradle, Lens only F5.4 at long end; camera shake an issue unles...
Excerpt: Camera Test: Casio Exilim EX-Z100079767622206CasioEX-Z1000The 10.1-megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 (street $290) is the biggest member of the Exilim tribe in pure pixel power, but what do you get for all those extra pixels that you don't get in the 8MP EX-Z850 and 6MP EX-Z600 and S600? One thing is a very nice LCD layout option on the large 2.8" display, with all the technical details on the right rail, instead of atop the image. Ooh la la.
Conclusion: Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 digital camera With the introduction of the Casio Exilim EX Z1000, Casio have paved the way for the competition to break through the 8 Megapixel barrier. The segment of 10 Megapixel digital compact cameras is still devoid of any competition, which means that Casio are indeed seizing virtually a 100% of the market share in this segment, just as was the case with the introduction of their QV10 camera back in 1995.
Summary: The EX-Z1000 looks good on paper, but the 10mp CCD suffers from trying to pack too much into too small a package. If you are looking for a good point and shoot camera, Casio’s EX-S700 is a much better choice, and offers superior battery life, picture quality and functionality in a camera that’s only half the size. If you really want those extra mega-pixels, and would like some manual settings as well, the 8.0mp EX-Z850 is the best camera Casio has to offer.
Excerpt: Most of us have used enough digital cameras by now to know that more megapixels doesn't necessarily equate to better pictures. High-resolution sensors can mean long processing times and, especially, increased levels of noise.
Excerpt: The Casio EX-Z1000 ($399) features a whopping 10.1 megapixel imaging sensor, the largest offering from the company that first built an LCD screen into its cameras. While the EX-Z1000 features the large imaging sensor, it doesn't tell the whole story of the camera. While large megapixel digital cameras seem to be the more popular models, keep in mind that, as with all other things that consumers purchase, it is the additional features that should also be considered when...
Conclusion: I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this new 10MP point-and-shoot digicam. I really didn’t like the Casio EX-S500 but this digicam is definitely a shooter of a different color. The EX-Z1000 has a nice feel, superb onscreen menus, is simple to use and it takes good–not great–photos. I recommend it, especially if you can get it for around $350.
Pros: 10MP for less than $400; very good image quality; excellent on-screen menus; good response time
Cons: Poor focusing with Quick Focus mode; bad movie mode; no printed owners manual
Excerpt: Despite the calls that declare the megapixel war over, Casio decides to thumb their nose at the rest of the industry by rolling out the Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 . The Z1000 captures images at 10.1 megapixels with a 3x optical zoom, and a 2.8 inch, wide LCD. The stylish, pocketable camera is easy to use and provides good image quality, especially outdoors.