Casio EX-Z1 Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Casio EX-Z1.
Are you feeling the economic pinch, but still want a more than capable compact camera? Then you could do a lot worse than Canon's cheapest camera, the Powershot A480. With a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.3x zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD screen, the A480 offers a solid base onto which it adds a 1cm macro mode, face detection and digital anti-shake system. The Canon A480 doesn't offer the bells and whistles of more expensive models, but it can be yours for just $129.99 / £129.00 / €159.00. Read our in-depth review to find out if the Canon PowerShot A480 is worth the modest investment.
The Canon PowerShot A1100 IS is a brand new 12 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens. Offering a focal range of 35-140mm, the A1100 offers Optical Image Stabilization and motion detection technology to help combat camera shake. There’s a 2.5 inch LCD screen on the back with a wide viewing angle, plus a traditional optical viewfinder, new Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology for true point-and-shoot operation, and a veritable wealth of Face Detection options. Available in silver, grey, blue, pink and green, the Canon A1100 IS won’t be available until early-April, but that hasn’t stopped us from already reviewing this $199.99 / £219.00 / €259.00 camera.
The Nikon Coolpix S60 is one of the more distinctive compact digital cameras around, with a "wave-surface" design and large 3.5 inch LCD display. Furthermore, the S60 is almost completely controlled via its touch-screen LCD, even including zooming in and out. Other standout features of the Nikon S60 include a 5x zoom lens with Vibration Reduction, Scene Auto Selector for beginners, Smile Timer with blink detection, and and a HDMi output for viewing photos on a HDTV set. The Nikon Coolpix S60 costs around €349 / £299.99 / $349.95.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is a new slim and stylish digital camera with a large 3 inch touch-screen LCD. The 12.1 megapixel Sony T90 features a Carl Zeiss branded 4x optical zoom lens complete with optical image stabiliser. HD video is recorded at 1280x720 pixels at 30fps in the MPEG4 format. Available in silver, black, pink, blue and brown for around $300 / £289, Gavin Stoker discovers if the Sony Cyber-shot T90 picture quality matches its good looks.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 is a new compact and stylish digital camera with a large 3.5 inch touch-screen LCD and 720p HD movie recording. The 12.1 megapixel Sony T900 features a Carl Zeiss branded 4x optical zoom lens complete with optical image stabiliser. Video is recorded at 1280x720 pixels at 30fps in the MPEG4 format. Available in black, silver, bronze and red for $380 / £369, Gavin Stoker discovers if the Sony Cyber-shot T900 is a triumph of both substance and style.