|Casio Exilim EX-Z40
you're on the go and want a fully automated, easy-to-use
ultracompact camera with extraordinary battery life, a large LCD
screen for reviewing shots, and an automated scene mode for just
about every imaginable shooting situation, the Casio Exilim
EX-Z40 packs a lot of capability into a small package. Its macro
capabilities are outstanding and include manual focus applied to
a zoomed-in central area.
However, this Casio offers mediocre image
quality and lacks most of the control over exposure settings
that more-advanced photographers demand. Its lack of
shutter-speed adjustments, a sports scene mode, or a burst mode
will cool the enthusiasm of sports and action photographers,
too. Snapshooters who want a versatile camera to tuck in a
pocket may be satisfied, but more-serious picture-takers will be
happier with a fuller-featured camera.
Small size; 21 useful scene modes; decent
macro capabilities; large LCD; doubles as a voice
recorder; excellent battery life.
Picture quality only average; no burst or
What's it for:
Taking photos to print as large as 8x10;
capturing 320x240 video clips; voice recording.
Who's it for:
An SD/MMC card with a capacity of at
The bottom line:
This ultracompact 4-megapixel Casio
provides only average picture quality, but its
outstanding battery life and versatile scene modes
should appeal to roving snapshooters.