At less than 23mm thick, the slender Exilim EX-Z200 from Casio will slip easily into any pocket. Not only that, it weighs just 119g, so you’ll hardly know it’s there when you’re walking. Despite these lean dimensions, Casio hasn’t compromised on the camera’s features. It’s got a handy 4x optical zoom lens (covering a range of 28-112mm) so it’s great for those wide-angle mountain vistas at 28mm; and while it doesn’t zoom in quite as close as some of its rivals, it’s still more than adequate for general portraits and action.
If you fancy shooting video as well as stills, the Exilim EX-Z200 has a movie mode to capture moving footage with the latest high compression (H.264) video technology.
There’s a 10.1 megapixel sensor, which is probably as much as anyone needs from a pocket-sized compact, so you can expect decent images up to A4 size. It has an ISO range of 50-1600; ISO 50 can be particularly handy for images with minimal noise (the digital equivalent of film grain) that can often appear at higher ISOs.
Lens 4x zoom (28-112mm)
Memory type SD/SDHC
Video capability yes, with sound
Weight 119g (without battery and card)
If you’re after an uncluttered and uncomplicated point-and-shoot compact that will fit easily into your pocket, then the Casio Exilim EX-Z200 fits the bill perfectly.
Review by Phil Hall from Digital Photo magazine
First published in Trail magazine September 2008