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Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 review




  • Recommended by TR
Casio Exilim EX-Z2000


Our Score:


User Score:


  • Quick autofocus, great image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great value


  • No optical zoom when shooting video

Key Features

  • 14.1-megapixel sensor
  • sensor-shift image stabilisation
  • 5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
  • 720p 30fps video capture
  • Manufacturer: Casio
  • Review Price: £120.00

In the digital camera market Casio is best known for its popular range of ultra-slim compacts such as the excellent EX-S12 or the tiny EX-Z85. These are good cameras, with excellent design, specification and performance, but while they represent outstanding value for money they're not exactly status symbols. People shopping for a luxury camera are far more likely to choose something more expensive like a Canon IXUS 110 IS or Panasonic FX60. Casio would no doubt like a bit of that action, and to that end it has launched the Exilim EX-Z2000, a stylish and technically advanced premium ultra-compact which, were it not for the Casio brand name, could easily be mistaken for a new Canon IXUS.

The Z2000 has an impressive specification. It is equipped with a 14.1 megapixel CCD with sensor-shift image stabilisation, a high quality 5x zoom lens with a very useful zoom range equivalent to 26-130mm, 1280 x 720 30fps HD video recording, a superb three-inch monitor with a resolution of 460,000 dots (double the resolution of most compact monitors) an anti-glare surface and an extremely wide angle of view in all directions. It is currently selling for around £180 from several retailers, which compares extremely well with other comparable cameras. The Nikon S640 is also around £180, while the Canon IXUS 110 IS is around £225, and the Panasonic FX60 is around £200.

The EX-Z2000 is, to put it mildly, a great looking camera. It has a sleek all-metal body with very clean modern lines, highlighted with just the right amount of chrome trim. Like most of Casio's range it is available in a number of colours including red, violet, pink, blue, black and the metallic silver seen here. It measures 100.5 x 58.5 x 19.8mm, which is a bit bigger than some of Casio's other models but still comfortably into ultra-compact territory. At 149g it's a little heavier than usual too, but it has a solid feeling of quality and is very comfortable to handle.


March 16, 2010, 5:19 pm

Amazon doesn't sell this camera, only in the marketplace at over £200


March 16, 2010, 5:40 pm

this camera looks really good but I cant click the pictures to make them bigger like you normally can

Cliff Smith

March 19, 2010, 8:04 pm

Jay - Because of its very low compression ratio, the images produced by the Z2000 at maximum quality are over our 8MB download limit. Hopefully we can get this limit increased soon.

Edmund Dorf

June 24, 2010, 10:06 pm

I received the EX-Z2000 a couple of days ago. I ordered it partly based on the good review it received here and because I have been using the EX-Z400 for the past year with good results. So far I have had good results, especially in low light. I tried a few film clips but am not impressed with them because the camera's antivibration system systems to fight with me as I pan while recording. As a result the videos are jerky.


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