Casio EX-Z9 Review
|Full model name:||Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||64 - 1600|
|Shutter:||4 - 1/2000|
3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(93 x 55 x 23 mm)
|Weight:||4.5 oz (127 g)|
|Full specs:||Casio EX-Z9 specifications|
Casio EX-Z9 Intro
Casio America has introduced the latest addition to its stylish EXILIM series digital cameras, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z9. This model features a stylish, slim and compact design to increase portability, and is easy to use.
Casio EX-Z9 Features
The EX-Z9 couples an 8 megapixel CCD imager to a 3X optical zoom and a 2.6-inch LCD. To keep things simple, the Casio EXZ9 offers 23 Best Shot modes, an Easy mode, and includes face detection technology. The 'Z9 also includes Casio's YouTube capture mode, making it easy to record and upload your very own YouTube videos. The EXILIM EX-Z9 stores its images and videos on SD/SDHC cards, or in 18.6MB of internal memory. The Casio EX-Z9 derives its power from a proprietary Lithium-ion battery, and both battery and charger are included in the kit.
Additional Casio EX-Z9 features and details (adapted from the press release):
"Whether you are taking snap shots of your family at the park or your friends at a concert, this high-quality digital camera is sure to satisfy all of your photographic wants and needs," said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Casio's Digital Imaging Division. "Casio's innovative YouTube Capture Mode allows videos to be recorded and uploaded directly to YouTube in as few as 3 steps, making the EX-Z9 perfect for online video enthusiasts."
The EX-Z9 comes loaded with other useful features including Anti Shake DSP which reduces photo blur from shaky hands or moving subjects, allowing users to shoot images with ease and confidence. The EX-Z9's Easy Mode simplifies the camera settings to three easy menus (image size, flash and self timer). With Easy Mode, the EXZ9 is set to take great photos in every situation without having to check presets or accidentally making a wrong adjustment. Casio's Face Detection Technology maintains a sharp focus and the correct exposure for the human face.
Casio EX-Z9 Pricing and Availability
The Casio EX-Z9 will begin shipping March 2008, with a list price of US$159.99. Available colors are pink, black, silver and orange.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.