Fuji Finepix F11 or Casio Exilim EX-Z60 ?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Don W, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Don W

    Don W Guest

    I am looking for an ultra-compact camera and have narrowed the choice
    down to either a Fuji Finepix F11 or Casio Exilim EX-Z60.

    They are similar but maybe one has some beter features than the other?

    Which would you say is the better camera?
    Don W, Aug 17, 2006
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  2. Have had Finepix F11 for a number of months now - really clear shots -
    Howeveryou have to get used to not having a viewfinder and rely on the the
    LCD view at the rear
    This can be somewhat diconcerting at first as if you are trying to get a
    shot in a difficult angle the LCD display is not viewed horizontally and you
    may be worried obout focus or light as the LC display is not too clear but
    when you then look at the shot it is excellent

    Would thoroughly recommend F11
    Bob Whitehouse, Aug 17, 2006
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  3. Don W

    Tony Guest

    You can read a review of the Casio here
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/ex-z60_pg5.html and there is a
    review of the Fuji F10 which is similar but not quite as good as the F11
    (see http://www.dpreview.com/news/0509/05092901fuji_f11.asp) here
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/fuji_f10_pg5.html .

    I would say from the review that the Fuji has the better lens and takes
    better pictures and is personally the one I would go for.
    Tony, Aug 17, 2006
  4. Don W

    ASAAR Guest

    The F11 does some things much better than the EX-Z60, but it's
    hardly an ultra-compact camera. The Casio isn't exactly an
    ultra-compact either, but it's quite a bit slimmer, 20mm vs. 28mm,
    so it should fit more easily in many pockets. The Fuji also weighs
    25% more than the Casio. They both have 2.5" LCD displays, but the
    F30's is much nicer, having 230,000 pixels to the EX-Z60's 115,000.
    This may be additionally useful as neither camera has a traditional

    The F30 also has the best low light capability of any P&S camera.
    ISO ranges from 80 to 3200 vs. 50 to 400 for the EX-Z60. Dpreview
    notes that the EX-Z60 has ISO 800, but "with limitations". I
    wouldn't be surprised if the F30 at ISO 800 produced cleaner, more
    noise free pictures in low light than the Casio at ISO 200, but this
    won't be an advantage if most of your pictures will be taken where
    there's ample light.
    ASAAR, Aug 17, 2006
  5. Don W

    ASAAR Guest

    Oops. My previous reply was based on comparing the EX-Z60 with
    Fuji's F30. What I said for the F30 is essentially the same for the
    F11, but the F11 only goes to ISO 1600, and its LCD display has
    153,000 pixels, not 230,000. Both are still significantly better
    than the the corresponding features in Casio's EX-Z60.
    ASAAR, Aug 17, 2006
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    Tommo Guest

    I have a Fuji F10, which from what I can tell is largely the same as
    the F10 in most respects. On the plus side it has great pcture
    resolution, a nice big screen and a great battery life. The onlt 2
    criticsms I have are the size (not the smallest) and the flash, which
    is very bright. You can often do without it where other cameras will
    need a flash, but when used I find it too harsh. Having said that,
    overall it is a v good camera though.
    Tommo, Aug 17, 2006
  7. Don W

    Chris Game Guest

    Well yes it would be.
    Chris Game, Aug 17, 2006
  8. Don W

    Colin Wilson Guest

    The F30 also has the best low light capability of any P&S camera.

    I'm using an old 2MP Fuji for most day-to-day snaps, despite having a
    (cheap) 5MP camera - all down to the piddle-poor low light performance
    of the newer camera (it *can* take decent shots, but needs a good
    summers' day).

    The Fuji is fantastic compared to my other cameras for low-light
    performance ! (which include Kodak and Samsung, and the cheapy 5MP which
    is a £35 Vivitar Superdrug special)
    Colin Wilson, Aug 17, 2006
  9. The lense in the Fuji will likely be better (opinion).

    Fuji's warranty service is second to none (fact).


    Schrodinger's cat, Aug 17, 2006
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