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

By Cliff Smith



Our Score:


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.



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!


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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