The Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z750 is a 7.2 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom lens. It retails for $499.
CNET reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and writes - 'You usually have to choose between two types of digital cameras: slim-line beauties with large LCD screens or bulky enthusiast cameras capable of heavy lifting. The Casio Exilim EX-Z750 scores a coup by integrating these two schools of camera design--or rather, squeezing the benefits of the latter into the tight-fitting pants of the former. The 7.2-megapixel Z750 is the impressive spiritual successor to the handsome Exilim EX-Z55, a camera with admirable looks but disappointing image quality and a dearth of manual features. It offers the same 2.5-inch screen and trendy sub-inch-thick jeans-pocketable design as its forbearer but brings a host of new features to the table, as well as solid performance and very good image quality. Though it still lacks some of the advanced manual features found in Casio's larger but similarly priced EX-P700, we're willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. If you're a photographer who craves style but also has a creative itch, the EX-Z750 is one of the few cameras we've seen that adequately addresses both.'
Steves Digicams reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and writes - 'Shooting performance was robust. From power up to first image captured averaged 1.8 seconds, which confirms Casio's claim of extremely fast start-up times. This is pretty amazing when you consider it has to extend the lens and boot up. The all important shutter lag is almost non-existent when pre-focused and only 1/10 of a second including autofocus. The shot-to-shot delay averaged just under 1.6 seconds without the use of the flash and 2.0 seconds with the flash. The camera has three Continuous modes (Normal, Multi, and Zoom). In Normal mode I was able to capture 5 frames in approx. 4.8 seconds. Multi continuous mode captured 25 frames in 1.3 seconds and saved them as a single 1600x1200 image. The Zoom mode isn't really a sequential capture mode, rather it displays a framing guide on the LCD and when you press the shutter, it records the image inside of the guide, digitally zoomed to twice the normal size. Our tests were done using a high-speed 512MB SD card, Large/Fine quality, preview off, flash off, and all other settings at default (unless otherwise noted.) Times may vary depending on lighting conditions, media, camera settings, etc.'
DCRP reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and writes - 'The Casio Exilim EX-Z750 is a very nice 7 Megapixel ultra-compact camera with a few annoying flaws. First, the good points. The Z750 is compact, made of metal, and is well constructed. It fits easily in your pocket and can go anywhere you do. The camera has a large 2.5� LCD display and a tiny optical viewfinder. While the screen is big, the resolution is not, and low light visibility is not very good either. Camera performance is excellent. The Z750 starts up in just one second and focusing, shutter lag, and shot-to-shot speeds are all very good. The camera's AF-assist lamp helped it focus well in low light situations. Battery life is superb compared to most other ultra-compacts.'
PC Magazine reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and writes - 'The camera's zoom covers 7.9 mm to 23.7 mm (a 35-mm equivalent of 38 mm to 114 mm), with an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/5.1. But what you'll notice first is the EX-Z750's very large 2.5-inch LCD, with adjustable brightness settings. We could see the image on the LCD even in bright light, but we appreciate that the camera also has a tiny viewfinder, a feature many manufacturers seem eager to remove from their ultracompacts. We feel it's still a useful thing to have. We were glad to see that the USB cradle, which you'll need to connect the camera to your PC, is fairly sturdy.'
DP Review has reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and gives it a pretty good recommendation. They write - 'It's a surprisingly rewarding camera that manages to squeeze a lot of features into its tiny body, and - just as importantly - makes using the wealth of controls and features as easy as possible given the lack of surface area for extensive external buttons or switches. It's fast, easy to use, and reliable, with very few focus or exposure problems (save for the occasional metering error in scenes with lots of contrast or large areas of sky). In the final assessment the EX-Z750 has a bigger feature set than any of its pocket-sized competitors and has a very impressive movie mode with some pretty advanced options thrown in for good measure.'
Digital Camera Review has a review the Casio Exilim Ex Z750 and write - "The new Casio Exilim EX Z750 is often compared with the Canon Powershot SD500 and that's a reasonable comparison (since these two digicams are similar in many ways). Photographers looking for a easy to use point and shoot or a stylish ultra compact bar/party camera should probably opt for the SD500. Shooters who want the ability to intervene in the creative process by tweaking settings until they get just the "look" they want are probably going to be happier with the Z750. As the icing on the cake, the Z750 will still be going after the SD500 runs out of juice and it costs less than it's chief rival, too. I really liked the Canon Powershot SD500, but when push comes to shove I like this little Casio better."
Cameras.co.uk reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 and writes - 'The Casio Exilim EX-Z750 proves to be a real disappointment. It has so much going for it in terms of features and ease of use but it is let down by the quality of the photos it produces. Well designed menus, an advanced movie mode, a fast responding shutter and smart design are all there waiting for you. Without the ability to take a sharply focused image this camera's many good points are unfortunately undermined. '
Photography Review has reviewed the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Pro and writes - 'I really enjoyed using the Casio Exilim EX-Z750. I've even thought about buying one for myself. It has a great list of features, including a lot of manual controls as well as great point-and-shoot functionality. But what really sets this camera apart for me is the combination of speed and size. I love that I can drop it in my pocket and take it everywhere. And I am very, very impressed with the quick startup and minimal shutter-lag. Image quality may not be the best. But I'm willing to trade a little image quality for portability and functionality. In the end, it's a point-and-shoot that doesn't feel like an unreasonable compromise to this SLR user. If I make the decision to leave my digital SLR at home and take the Casio in my pocket, I don't worry that I've made a big mistake. Because I know the EX-Z750 delivers.'
Imaging Resource reviews the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera and writes - 'Tiny and stylish, the Casio Exilim EX-Z750 is packed with features. But with its its 7.2-megapixel CCD and very fast shutter response it's also an impressive performer. Toss in full Manual exposure mode and its 31 preset scene modes (not to mention Auto) and there's little this subcompact can't do. The mix of features and good performance should appeal to both novices and more experienced photographers interested in a fun digital camera for snapshots. Features like the whiteboard and business card modes that straighten "note taking" shots as well as the voice recorder make the EX-Z750 an exceptionally useful business tool, truly offering the "Unexpected Extra" that Casio claims for its products. Several kid and vacation modes are also contribute to the Z750's utility, and its fast shutter response make it a natural for sports shooting or just keeping up with a young family. Its somewhat overaggressive noise processing tends to flatten out subtle detail somewhat, particularly at high ISO settings, but the effect isn't all that noticeable in prints, particularly at 5x7 and below. A great "take anywhere" camera, the Casio EX-Z750 Zoom is so tiny and versatile, you can slip it in a pocket and go, with the confidence that you'll get good images just about anywhere.'
CASIO ELECTROINCS CO., LTD. has announced an exciting addition to its popular EXILIM ZOOM series. The new CASIO EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z750 is equipped with an astonishing 7.2 megapixels and an array of manual features. It offers extended battery life, making it ideal for use during long vacations, business travel, and other occasions requiring the amazing stamina that these cameras offer.
The CASIO EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z750
The EX-Z750's 7.2 megapixel CCD delivers excellent picture quality with remarkably high definition, while the optical 3 x zoom lens and large 2.5“ TFT colour display makes framing and sharing shots a breeze. In addition to standard automatic operation, an extremely versatile array of shooting functions enables users to achieve a variety of photo effects. Using MPEG-4 format, high quality movies can also be taken in VGA size (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second. CASIO has included its EXILIM Engine to reduce power consumption and its SUPER LIFE battery to enable an impressive 325 shots (CIPA standards) on a single charge. When set in its cradle, an AV out connection allows the user to view and share the photos or movies taken on their television.
CASIO's cameras are now well known worldwide for their advanced miniaturisation and digital technology. The entire range encompasses slim, compact bodies coupled with the latest in digital imaging, making them faster, smaller, and more powerful. CASIO's unique developments, such as the EXILIM Engine and SUPER LIFE battery technology, along with sleek design put the CASIO EXILIM cameras at the cutting edge of the digital camera world.
The Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z750 will be available in the UK from the beginning of April 2005, from all good photographic stores. Recommended retail prices will be confirmed closer to the time of availability.
Casio Exilim EX-Z750 FEATURES
7.2 MEGAPIXEL QUALITY WITH VERSATILE SHOOTING FUNCTIONS :
• Imaging CCD with an effective 7.2 megapixels, along with a 3x optical zoom lens enables high-quality, high-resolution photographs.
• SUPER-LIFE battery enables up to 325 shots on a single charge (CIPA standards).
• AF assist light makes focus operation easier even in dark settings.
• High-speed startup enables shooting approximately 0.9 seconds* 1 after the power is turned on.
• Release time lag of only 0.007 seconds means images are recorded approximately 0.007 seconds after the shutter is released.* 2
• High-speed picture playback of approx. 0.1 seconds interval.
• Continuous shutter function enables photos to be taken in approximately 0.9 seconds intervals (using normal photo quality, 3072 x 2034 size).
• Manual exposure mode enables greater flexibility for more image control.
• Manual settings can be quickly set on a single screen via the EX Button.
• “Continuous Zoom” enables automatic framing function that crops and resizes pictures to create optimally framed images, taking 2 images with a single press of the shutter.
• “ART SHOT” function enables pastel, illustration or cross-filter effect processing on the liquid crystal monitor during shooting to deliver the creation of artistic images.
• ID photo function enables with a single press of the shutter, the automatic layout and shooting of five differently sized portrait photos saved as 1 image, ideal for resumes and drivers licenses.
• “BESTSHOT” * 3 function enables the user to choose the desired setting from samples.
HIGH QUALITY MOVIE MODE
• MPEG-4 format used at VGA size (640 × 480 pixels), at 30 frames/sec. for high-quality smooth video.
• 3x optical zoom lens, with macro mode allowing shooting down to as close as 10 cm. • Movie BEST SHOT: select a scene* 4 from among the predefined scenarios to achieve the best results
• Approx. 2 hours and 50 minutes of movie shooting on a single battery charge (continuous recording).
• Past Movie function enables video recording to begin from five seconds before the shutter is pressed.
• Short Movie function enables up to eight s