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Casio Exilim EX-Z85 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.

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As you can see the Z85 has real problems with the fine detail. The anti-bird netting is barely visible due to image noise.Compare it with the 10 megapixel Pentax M60, which is about the same price.

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The Casio's lens produces quite a lot of barrel distortion at wide angle.

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Centre sharpness insn't too bad, but I've seen better.

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Corner sharpness is terrible, but at least there's not much chromatic aberration.

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jerrold Bernstein

February 22, 2009, 7:04 am

close to being the perfect compact camera YET it is let down by inferior image quality?? Gimme a break.





Jerry

Steve

February 22, 2009, 8:07 pm

I bought this camera for my Mum as a Xmas present and thought the photo quality was fantastic for such a cheap camera.





I got vastly better results than the examples you have used for the review...very odd!

AndyfromVA

February 23, 2009, 2:10 am

To my eyes the image quality is terrible - worse than a 6, probably a 4. Due to the poor image quality and absence of an AF assist lamp, the most I'd give it, overall, would be a 6 out of 10.

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