Casio Exilim EX-Z4 vs Canon S400 vs Others

Discussion in 'Casio' started by Brad, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    I am looking for a new camera in the $400 range that will give me 4
    megapixels or so and be as small as possible. Does anybody have an
    opinion on these two (or any others). I am leaning toward the Casio right
    now because it is the smaller of the two and it still has a nice, large
    LCD.
     
    Brad, Dec 22, 2003
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    Mark M Guest

    Have a look at the Pentax Optio S4 also.
    Similar to the Casio, smaller, slightly different feature set, smaller LCD
    but better battery life as result.

    For overall image quality, the S400 wins hands down, but it is twice as
    thick a camera than the Casio or Pentax(if you're looking for truly tiny).
     
    Mark M, Dec 23, 2003
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    dsco Guest

    I have an Exilim EX-M2 and am pretty happy with it. I looked at the Z4U
    but for some reason it doesn't have a movie mode, which all of the other
    Exilims do, and which I find useful. The following list may be of use to
    you.

    To me, the most important factor is how thick the camera is. The
    thinner it is, the easier it fits in the pocket, especially a
    pants pocket.

    Here's a list of small cameras that you might consider, ordered
    by thickness, also showing size in cubic inches (ci), weight,
    effective megapixels (mp), optical zoom (x), and best lens f
    number, per data from manufacturer sites or reviews. Because
    most of these cameras aren't exactly box-shaped, the thickness
    may vary and the ci value is only an approximation; the weight is
    usually without batteries or accessories; megapixels are rounded
    down to nearest million.

    Considering only 2mp or more, 1.2" thick or less.

    - 0.39" 3.23ci 2.1oz 2mp 0x f4.0 Panasonic SV-AV10
    - 0.44" 2.99ci 2.8oz 2mp 0x f3.5 Casio Exilim EX-S20U/EX-M20U
    - 0.44" 3.30ci 3.1oz 2mp 0x f3.2 Casio Exilim EX-S2
    - 0.46" 3.63ci 2.6oz 3mp 0x f4.2 Casio Exilim EX-S3
    - 0.49" 3.68ci 3.2oz 2mp 0x f3.2 Casio Exilim EX-M2
    - 0.59" 5.72ci 4.4oz 3mp 3x f2.8 Kyocera Finecam SL300R
    - 0.73" 4.81ci 3.5oz 4mp 0x f2.8 Canon PowerShot SD10
    - 0.79" 5.27ci 3.5oz 4mp 3x f2.6 Pentax Optio S4
    - 0.79" 7.03ci 4.2oz 3mp 3x f2.8 Minolta Dimage Xt
    - 0.79" 7.44ci 4.6oz 3mp 3x f2.8 Minolta Dimage Xi
    - 0.83" 7.01ci 6.6oz 5mp 3x f3.5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 (Jan 2004)
    - 0.90" 6.91ci 4.5oz 3mp 3x f2.6 Casio Exilim EX-Z3
    - 0.93" 7.15ci 4.6oz 4mp 3x f2.6 Casio Exilim EX-Z4
    - 0.93" 8.32ci 4.1oz 2mp 3x f2.8 Minolta Dimage X20
    - 0.94" 6.93ci 5.8oz 3mp 2x f2.8 Canon PowerShot SD100
    - 0.98" 6.12ci 4.7oz 2mp 0x f2.8 Sony Cybershot DSC-U50
    - 1.00" 10.2ci 6.3oz 3mp 3x f2.7 Nikon Coolpix SQ
    - 1.02" 8.22ci 5.1oz 4mp 3x f2.8 Minolta Dimage G400 (0.9" at thinnest)
    - 1.05" 8.07ci 6.4oz 3mp 2x f2.8 Canon PowerShot S230
    - 1.09" 8.37ci 6.5oz 4mp 3x f2.8 Canon PowerShot S400
    - 1.10" 9.80ci 5.7oz 3mp 3x f2.8 Fuji Finepix F410
    - 1.14" 6.00ci 4.3oz 2mp 0x f2.8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U30
    - 1.16" 9.44ci 7.1oz 5mp 3x f2.8 Minolta Dimage G500
     
    dsco, Dec 24, 2003
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