Casio Exilim EX-Z800


If you’re looking for a digital point and shoot that’s loaded with features but won’t break the bank, the Casio Exilim EX-Z800 might be just the ticket. The pocket-size camera offers 14.1 megapixels of resolution combined with a 4x zoom lens.

The EX-800's 4x zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27–108mm. A Single Frame SR Zoom extends the zoom range by 1.5 times to 6x. CCD Stabilization mechanically stabilizes the image whenever movement of the camera is detected.

The Casio Exilim EX-Z800 is very easy to use with dedicated and intuitive Shoot, View and Delete buttons. A Premium Auto function analyzes a scene to detect back lighting, blue sky, greenery, a sunset, whether it’s night time, whether a tripod is being used and other parameters. Based on what it “sees,” the camera automatically optimizes the settings for exposure, ISO, focus location, blur correction, tonal range, color balance and noise reduction.


A Dynamic Photo mode lets you create composite photos from moving images. To use the feature you would take a quick series of 20 pictures of a moving subject in continuous mode. The camera can then remove the subject images from the background images and place them all on top of a different still image as a background, if you so choose.


A Landscape Mode offers two options. A Vivid Landscape option will enhance only the most vivid colors, while a Mist Removal option can clear up your pictures in foggy situations. A Makeup Mode leads to better portraits by smoothing out skin blemishes and softening facial shadows. An Art Shot mode will alter photos to look like oil paintings, crayon drawings or watercolors.


The EX-Z800 can record video as well as stills. It can record HD video at 1280 x 720 or SD video at 640 x 480. A YouTube Capture Mode records video with optimal settings for uploading to YouTube.


The Casio Exilim EX-Z800 measures 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.77 inches and weighs 4.4 ounces. It will be available in September in black, blue, pink and silver for $149.99.