Casio EX-Z200 Review

April 14, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 11 Comments | |

Casio EX-Z200Today we’ve got the World’s first online review of the Casio EX-Z200 for you. The 10 megapixel Casio EX-Z200 is the first Casio compact to feature a 28mm wide-angle, 4x zoom lens, offering a focal length of 28-112mm. Casio have wisely included a mechanical CCD-shift anti-shake system on the Z200 to help prevent camera-shake. The EX-Z200 uses a newly developed 1/2.3 inch CCD sensor to allow for its thinner, smaller aluminium body. Priced at $299 / £200, Mark Goldstein reviews the Casio EX-Z200.

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#1 1001 noisy cameras

Interesting! This was one of the cameras I was looking forward to seeing reviewed as it was Casio's first wide angle attempt and uses the new 10mp 1/2.3" sensor.

As far as the IQ, how much do you think is the new sensor and how much is this specific model? Or is it too early to tell?

7:35 pm - Monday, April 14, 2008

#2 brk

very disappointing with the image quality of this camera. dont understand casio always performed well. i think the answer is the nikon s600!

9:48 am - Tuesday, April 15, 2008

#3 brk

i said that the answer was the nikon s600 but have just noticed the new panasonic fx-35 camera. waouwwwwww

10:03 am - Tuesday, April 15, 2008

#4 Mark Goldstein

brk, we'll be reviewing the Panasonic Lumix FX-35 very soon...

11:26 am - Tuesday, April 15, 2008

#5 Mark C

Mark, can the casio ex-z200 optical zoom DURING movie shooting, or only digital zoom?

Thanks for your great review!


10:37 pm - Wednesday, April 16, 2008

#6 Mark Goldstein

Pressing the zoom button when shooting a movie only operated the digital zoom.

10:45 am - Thursday, April 17, 2008

#7 J.R. Souza

This was one of the best reviews I've seen so far. That was enought to steer me on another direction as to upgrade my camera wich by the way is also a Casio, Exelin S500.
Thank you

5:52 pm - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

#8 Mark Goldstein

No problem, I'm glad you found the review helpful!

6:04 pm - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

#9 Stan Divorski

Your image quality results are surprising. I just bought the Z100, essentially the same camera without optical anti-shake. I have compared images at 100x with my Canon Digital Rebel (with the 17-85mm EFS) and can see no discernible and consistent difference. Moreover, dynamic range, color saturation and contrast all appear excellent, especially given the price. There is a slight color shift towards the magenta, but not any more than you typically see in commercial processing and easiy correctable in Photoshop.

7:36 pm - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

#10 Bionicgirlz

I used to own EX-Z750 which is 100% made in Japan, a very outstanding camera. Recently I lost it, so I went and get the EX-Z200, the quality isn't there any more! The audio from the video recording is so soft that hardly can hear, The microphone is not as sensivity as before. Cannot view what I am taking when there is low light. thought picture done come out ok.
Over all is a below average camera, may be it is now made in China.

8:45 pm - Thursday, September 18, 2008

#11 PB

Research led me to the Casio Z200. I was very impressed with the written capabilites. Image quality is not on par with the Sony 7.1 mp I replaced. Not as focussed and the 28M or wide angle setting overly distorted pictures of buildings etc. However, as I became accustomed to the settings, the lens stopped working - it would not extend and closed only half way. Being only 10 days old, I was frustrated to have to send it back to the manufacturer at my cost while fall colors were happening. However, to have Casio come bakc and say that I must have dropped it and that I would have to pay almost the replacement price to have it repaired is unacceptable and leads me to believe that there is a serious engineering quality problem or flaw. I have had it returned to me (once again at my expense) and I will gladly send photos of the casio to anyone interesed to check for themselves that it doesn't have a nick or a scratch and was never dropped.
Buyer Beware - avoid the Casio Z200

5:57 pm - Tuesday, October 21, 2008