Excerpt: The digital camera field is crowded with unusual and creative features. The Casio Exilim EX-Z600 (street: $260), however, managed to break through and create some buzz with its debut earlier this year. After all, what other camera can boast an "eBay Mode"?
Conclusion: When evaluating point-and-shoot digital cameras I always adjust my image quality expectations. The Casio Exilim EX-Z600 does nothing to change my point of view and that's fine. This is not a ground-breaking camera. It is, overall, one of the better point-and-shoots I have used -.
Pros: Big, bright LCD screen, Pocket-sized, Lightweight, Very little shutter lag, Image stabilization, Quick startup, Great battery life, Good skin tone
Cons: Case not included, Terrible instruction manual, ON/OFF button a bit small, Pointless digital zoom, Movie mode is hard to find, Noisy images at high ISO settings
Summary: With a Super Bright LCD and long battery life, the compact Casio Exilim EX-Z600 has a lot to recommend it. It’s in the current resolution sweet spot of 6 megapixels, and the LCD is 2.7 inches diagonally with 153,600 pixels of resolution.
Pros: Nice, bright LCD, Nice styling and size (available in silver and black), Easy to use, Very good battery life
Cons: Noisy indoor images, Zoom mechanism pretty loud, Can't use optical zoom during movie capture
Conclusion: The Anti-Shake DSP is almost a misnomer in this digital, as it relies more on the higher ISO than actually fixing camera movement. As a result of the increase in sensitivity, the picture quality also falters and creates more noise.
Excerpt: Ultra compact cameras are usually considered under-performers. While compact cameras are the ones with all the great features like manual focus/exposure, more shot settings and better zooms, the ultra-compacts usually end up cutting out on some of these features due to space constraint.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a six megapixel, pocket sized digital camera then the Casio Exilim EX-Z600 is well worth considering. It combines picture quality with ease of use and an attractive, simple design. There are not any real downsides to the camera and it is well priced.
Pros: Simple design, Overall picture quality, Ease of use, Large LCD screen
Cons: Very small internal memory, Small flash range
Conclusion: Die Exilim EX-Z600 zeigt im Test keine Schwächen – gute Bildqualität, geringes Rauschen, Schnelligkeit, praxisgerechte Ausstattung, starker Akku, handliche Abmessungen und schickes Design zeichnen die Kamera aus.