The Most Impressive Camera at Photokina

I had a chance to use the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 yesterday, and I was impressed. This camera will not be released until December, but it is worth checking out if you are looking for a new camera this Christmas. Here’s what impressed me about this compact camera:

  1. Automatic high dynamic range (HDR), which allows it to automatically combine several photos, eliminating washed out skies or dark shadows.
  2. Artistic  HDR, which produces artistic effects without the need for additional software and image processing.
  3. High definition and high-speed movie modes.
  4. Burst shooting that takes a series of up to 30 photos so that you get exactly the right shot.

The only feature that appeared to be missing was integrated GPS that would tag photos with location. Exact pricing was not available but it sounds like it will be under $400.

More detailed specifications and reviews are available: Casio introduces Exilim EX-ZR10 with back-illuminated sensor; Casio ZR10: Speedy compact features BSI CMOS sensor.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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