Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Digital Camera Review

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I’ve gone through a lot of cameras over the years from an early Kodak model with bellows to a Brownie Hawkeye to a Minolta SLR back to a Kodak digital, from rolls to cassettes to cartridges to discs to nothing but electronics. When Casio invited me in October, 2009, to review some of its ultra-compact 3X zoom models, it was like my grabbing the ring on the carousel ride. You see I love taking pictures, and I want a camera with me 24/7. (See my past reviews on Casio’s EXLIM EX-Z29 and EX-S12.)

Fourteen years of marketing cameras has given Japan’s Casio a solid reputation for making high end compact digital cameras and selling them at bargain prices. With innovative features like high-speed image processing and analyzing, face detection technology, dynamic photo function, Intelligent AF focus and exposure, even high definition movie function, you can bet on Casio performance.

The Casio Exilim EX-Z35 I got in April was released in November, 2009, to replace the similar EX-Z90. It measures 2.26 x 3.89 x .80 inches and weighs 4 ounces. Describe it as a lightweight in size but definitely not performance. It has an aluminum body and comes in pink, blue, gold, red, silver as well as black for traditionalists. With its big LCD widescreen display you can see every subject near or far.

The Z35 comes with USB2.0, speaker and microphone. Other features include flash assist function, movie stabilization, auto best shot, YouTube video capture mode, make up shot and handheld night scene.

My shots were high quality photos with good color exposure, resolution, and clarity. See for yourself as most of my Wordless Wednesday photos and most of my travel photos were taken on the Z35. I must admit though that in some high contrast situations, I had problems taking pictures. Would I buy this camera for myself? I prefer the EX-S12 and its higher end features. Still most people don’t need all the bells and whistles that I like. Most people still just point and shoot.

Check out these technical specs then decide for yourself about the EX-S12:

  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
  • Display Resolution: 230400 Pixel
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Effective Camera Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
  • Total Camera Resolution: 12.5 Megapixel
  • Image Formats: JPEG
  • Video Formats: Motion JPEG (AVI)
  • Audio Formats: WAV
  • Image Formats: JPEG
  • Maximum Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000
  • Video Formats: Motion JPEG (AVI)
  • Maximum Video Resolution: 848 x 480
  • Audio Formats: WAV
  • Optical Zoom: 3x
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Wide Angle: Yes
  • Focal Length: 6.30 mm to 18.90 mm
  • Focus Modes: Manual
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.97″
  • Flash Modes: Red-eye Reduction
  • Flash Memory Capacity: 16.90 MB
  • Memory Card Support: Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x Audio/Video Out
  • Number of Batteries Support: 1
  • Battery Size Support: Proprietary
  • Battery Include: Yes
  • Battery Rechargeable: Yes

Casio Exilim Exz-35 digital camera

Casio’s list for the EX-Z35 complete with rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, AV cable, strap, and CD-ROM feature is $109 with a one year limited warranty.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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  1. I take hundreds of thousands of pictures each year…I love shooting with my DSLR but I HAVE to have a small compact camera with me at all times…my cell phone is nice, but it’s just not the same.
    I stumbled upon one of these cameras almost 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since…When my first one died, I tried to replace it, at the urging of the Camera Store employee, to get a small Canon. Two weeks later, I was returning that Canon for the latest, greatest Casio. I cannot live without my Casio! how lucky you are to be able to review their products!

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