Excerpt: I had an older version of this camera, and had accidently spilled nail polish remover in my purse while my camera was in there and needless to say, that camera was ruined. I was dissapointed, because that camera had never disapointed me. I found this version of the Casio Exilim and bought it, paying a little more than I wanted, but talked myself into it. It has been a pretty good camera but I just don't think the picture comes out very clear for being 10.1 mgpx.
Excerpt: i really enjoy using this casio exilim ex z1050 digital camera. the only down side is that it doesn't take good night pictures. i tried talking to a friend who works at ritz for help, but he didn't know much about this model. it is very easy to use and the owner manual explains everything you need to know.
Excerpt: I bought this camera thinking that it would be better for shooting pictures quickly since there was a major delay on my last one. I think it's a bit better, but not that fantastic. It was described as being able to take photos one after another when someone is moving. I have not found that this is true. Now...maybe I just haven't found that button yet, but I don't think so since I can make my way around a camera.
Excerpt: At nearly an inch thick and weighing 5.4 ounces, the Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 isn't quite the slimmest member of the Casio Exilim series of digital cameras. It is, however, one of the simplest. Unlike most other Exilims, the EX-Z1050 lacks both mode dial and switch, and holds only a few buttons on its back panel. This simple design betrays the camera's simple feature set. The 10-megapixel EX-Z1050 uses a standard 38mm-to-114mm equivalent 3x zoom lens.
Summary: My wife and I are just back from a trip to Norway, took over 700 pictures with this camera. My wife used last years model. My conclusion is that the EX-Z1050 is markedly easier to use in terms of access to menu as well as larger space for framing the picture. Interestingly, however, the images on my wife's camera were clearly superior to this EX-Z1050. I suspect that to hold the price down Casio downgraded the quality of the lens.
Summary: This camera is very compact & takes very nice snapshots but has a few problems. The camera takes SD & SDHC memory cards. If you are going to shoot at 10 megapixels or near that so you can have high quality when cropping or blowing up images to a very large size (11 X 14 to poster size) you'll probably want to get a 4 or 8 gig SDHC card to use with this camera. Amazon has an 8 gig SDHC card on sale for less than 50 bucks right now (search for it)...
Summary: Reviewers have mentioned that you can use an 8GB card with this exilim. You can't. The maximum is 4GB. I just purchased this with an 8GB card, and it deleted more than half of my pictures upon first upload with no warning. When I called Casio, they told me that it only supports a 4GB card, and that they only support Toshiba, Panasonic, and Sandisk, not Kingston. Very disappointing. I wouldn't mind if they had mentioned it prominently on their site, or in the description.
Summary: I have an EX-Z3 3.2 Megapixel Casio that I have absolutely loved over the past 4 years or so and it has take great pictures inside with the flash and outside. The quality of the pics are incredible, and it was largely the reason I bought my new EX-Z1050. So far, I am disappointed. The pics are not as clear and crisp.
Summary: The Casio 10.1 MP camera is only average. I would think that with a 10.1 rating, the pictures would have better quality, but they only have the quality of possibly a 4 to 5 MP camera. Feel this item was way overpriced for what I got.