Expert Review of Casio EX-ZR10
Casio EX-ZR10 is a new travel-zoom camera with more features than you would expect to find in a pocket camera. The model has 7x optical zoom, Full HD video features, High Speed Continuous Shutter Technology and HDR Art Imaging Quality, and available in Silver, Grey and Purple colours. It is one of the incredible video cameras of full manual controlling system in the electronic world. Its absolute adorable functions with smart and stylish features act together as a beauty with brain combination.
Design and Build Quality
Design of Casio EX-ZR10 has a glance of aluminium outer shell with clad matt black finish that protects it from being traumatized. It is best designed with wide-angle 28mm focal length, 7x optical zoom lens to achieve zoom performance equivalent to 14x optical zoom with multi frame SR zoom. It also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture for amazing pictures. Add in that, it has Full HD at 1080p movie recording with stereo sound. The weight of this model is a comfy 176g with battery and card, and without battery and card, it is 149g. The 12megapixel Casio EX-ZR10 also offers a back- illuminated CMOS sensor with a classy image rugged build.
Focus and Face Detection
Well, in spite of all this, Casio EX-ZR10 has seen to be fitted in a shoehorn with a 7x optical zoom with an additional Multi Frame SR zoom. It has a brilliant focal length starting out with a wide- angle of 28-198mm or its equivalent that gives a remarkable zooming capacity. It captures high-resolution images at 12.1megapixels CMOS back illuminated Sensor and, is combined with Full HD 1080 video at the rate of 30fps. Coming to focus, it has features of high contrast detection auto focus and manual focus.
Lens and Image Stabilization
It is a shoot and point camera wherein, the lens is F3.0 (W) to F5.9 (T), and the aperture of lens extends approx 5 to 35mm. It has 7 lenses in 8 groups, including a spherical lens, so in that way, image wide angle is from 28-198mm or its equivalent. Its dimensions are 102(W) x 69(H) x 27(D) mm and has, 3.0-inch TFT colour LCD with 4, 60,800 (960 x 480) dots of image display resolution. Unsurprisingly, image sizes are from 4000 to 480 or 12M to VGA. Coming on image stabilization, it contains CMOS-shift image with intelligent ½.3inches type back-illuminated CMOS sensor or 12.75million total pixels. The adorable part is the kind of HDR Art imaging system that combines shots with differing brightness and high precision image analysis. This allows users to create an artistic photograph on a conventional digital camera.
Screen and Menus
Casio EX-ZR10 consists of a 3-inch wide display screen and TFT colour LCD plus Full HD 1920 x 1080 capability with connection options of HDMI output, Hi-Speed USB and AV Out. The camera’s top plate is covered with stereo microphone slots, unheard point and shoots buttons, auto mode button, high-speed mode button and 17 other hidden buttons for best shots, which formally gives hilarious results. On the same plate, there is on/off button, optical zoom button and shutter releasing button. The captured images are stored in removable SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media card with modest internal memory. Coming on the back, there are almost least exposing buttons with notable video recording, The LCD screen where alterations in image resolution/ quality can be done with the ratio of 3:2 and 16:9 simultaneously. On bottom of these are light on / off button and adjacent ports for data transfer through slots. It comprises of a 4-way D- pad buttons for menus, playback and help accordingly.
The power supply of Casio EX-ZR10 is in the form of a rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-110) and a charger that comes along with to recharge the battery whenever required. Battery backup of the camera is quite impressive and lasts for more than 2hrs when used for continuous need, other than that, when comes on SOS use, it may lasts for 8-10hrs undoubtedly.
The Casio EX-ZR10 camera offers the best-shot modes for any situation as well as, slow motion video at an astounding 480fps. The wide range of shooting options include slide panorama that allows users to capture 360-degree panoramic images. It also includes full range of movie functions with additional high-speed movie recording at up to 480fps for slow motion movies. While recording a movie, users can also capture still images with optical zoom and burst shooting function. It has a minimum shooting speed of 30 shots per second, and can go up to a maximum of 40 shots per second. Furthermore, it also has a Prerecord Continuous shutter, which will record every single moment if shutter button is depressed halfway. Video shooting boasts of some impressive performance, albeit at the dramatically reduced resolution of 224 x 160pixels and has a quick start/ AF/ shooting Interval.
Casio EX-ZR10 grabs sensor size of ½.3” type back- illuminated, 12.4 million effective pixels, 12.75 million total pixels and sensor type of CMOS shift image stabilizer to maintain the images clear, sharp, fine, accurate and blur free. Sensors help to keep the image quality better with sensor type and sensor size simultaneously. Image sizes ranges from 4000 to 480 (12M) and Shutter speed of 1 to 1/2000 seconds (auto) and 4 to 1/2000 seconds (night) and a huge range of wide picture angle.
Casio EX-ZR10 camera is perfect, compact, stylish yet, smart and adorable with features like 12.1megapixel resolution, 3-inch wide screen TFT LCD colour display, 7x optical zoom, HD recording, ISO sensitive, AF areas mode and assisting lamps. It is compatible to all ports/ slots for data transfer. In many situations, it gives its best result in burst shooting function, where it can capture still images while recording. It also has HDR technology that accurately represents living colour quality or various white balances (WB). Apart from this, it is easy to use for a new operator, can be best used for travelling purpose, for it is very handy.
The only drawback in Casio EX-ZR10 is that, its form and the kind of shape and size, is very similar to one of the known digital camera brand, so an unknown person can get confused with the same. Other than this, it may upset the operator with its optical zoom feature while the rest all is perfect for a digital camera.
Casio EX-ZR10 Description
Casio, the Japanese multinational electronic giant has a significantly firm hand when it comes to camera world, one of the beautifully designed and efficient devices owned by the company under the point and shoot section of cameras is Casio EX ZR10, and the best thing about it is that with great specifications the products comes in handy when it comes to pricing and can be in your pocket with little cash going out. With the dimensions of effective 101.9mm x 58.7mm x 22.6mm, the camera is compact and easy to handle with a reasonable weight of 176 gms. Casio EX ZR10 is powered by a rechargeable Li Ion battery which can run continuously upto approximate 115 minutes in high speed recording mode and 90 minutes in full HD mode. The efficient battery pack can also last upto effective 290 shots.
In Casio’s own words the device is a “travel zoom” with optical zoom of 7x provided. This capitulates a flexible focal range extending from a wide-angle 28mm to 196mm at the telephoto end (35mm equivalents), ensuring capacity for capturing landscapes and blunt close ups at a nudge of the zoom lever. Shooting video also brags style and performance, with Full HD 1080p at 30fps. If you High Speed mode and you can easily record at up to 480 frames per second, although at the dramatically reduced resolution of 224 x 160 pixels. All said and done, it seems like rather than pushing this device as a high-zoom model, Casio is positioning Casio EX-ZR10 has a high-speed compact. The camera flaunts shoehorned in dual image processors as well as a new 'HS' engine to, it claims, ramp up operational speed and reduce shot-to-shot times. For stills this translates as being able to capture 10 photos per second at the full 12.1 megapixels resolution while dropping fractionally to 10 megapixels will get you up to 40 frames per second.
The 12.1 megapixel resolution of Casio EX-ZR10 is powered by a 1/2.3 inch High sensitivity CMOS sensor and 62.1 MB of internal memory is provided in the device which can be expanded by using SD/SDHC and SDXC cards. The camera is also supported by contrast detection Auto Focus. Shutter speed of a maximum of 1/2000 seconds and a minimum of 4 seconds is provided in the Casio device. Moreover, the camera also supports image stabilisation. All said and done Casio EX-ZR10 is one of the best products of Casio to have entered to photography world.