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Good video and image quality but image stabilization a problem
, July 10, 2011
This review is from: Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor with 12.5x Optical Zoom Digital Camera Black (Electronics)
1. Compact. Packs 12.5x optical zoom in a 1.1" body, competitors are on 1.3" or 1.4" bodies (though Nikon S9100 packs an 18x optical zoom in that slightly larger form factor).
2. Fast operations
3. Good low light pictures - a definite improvement from previous Exilims
4. Good video - again a definite improvement from previous Exilims
5. Panorama mode better than the Sony Cybershot DSC HX9V.
6. Flash doesn't pop-up and take the space where you'd keep your finger (as in Nikon Coolpix S9100, Canon Powershot SX230 or Sony Cybershot DSC HX9V)
1. Poor image stabilization. Low light images with optical zoom extended all the way were mostly blurry. Was a deal breaker for me.
2. Battery meter was flaky - I saw it indicate solid (meaning full battery) before starting on a picture, medium when focusing and low immediately after the picture was taken. Obviously no single picture can suddenly drain the battery. Also for some reason the battery life is not as good as previous Exilims (which has again been a Casio differentiator)
Check out dcresource.com, pcmag.com and cnet.com for professional reviews of compact superzooms. I still haven't found one from the 2011 crop that I'd recommend.
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