Casio EX-ZR100 Review
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Whilst lacking a GPS facility to make it a fully rounded travel zoom like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 or its Leica companion in the V-Lux 30, or new fangled software enhanced 3D shooting gimmickry, the Casio EX-ZR100 is cheaper than both (if going by the latest £179 street pricing) and will appeal to anyone looking for the one snapshot camera that nearly does it all. Like most compact cameras with a broader than average zoom range, sharpness suffers when used handheld at maximum telephoto setting without the aid of a tripod or supportive surface, but then again this is a humble snapshot that will slip easily into a pocket, so we're not expecting perfection at every turn.
Overall the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 is a well built, generally competent and fairly priced - if going by the sub £200 street price - contender. Being faster and more responsive than we'd expect in its class, a conclusive 'fault' is hard to find. If you're on the look out for a pocket camera with a degree of manual control and some funky little extras therefore, as provided by the slow motion video, HDR Art and Dynamic Photo modes, albeit on occasion at a reduced resolution, then this is one travel zoom that almost has it all. For that reason, and with the above caveats, the Casio EX-ZR100 takes a PhotographyBlog Recommended badge this time around.
|Ratings (out of 5)|
|Value for money||3.5|