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My husband bought me this for Christmas last year as I had asked for a digital camera. He bought it from an independant retailer so I am not sure of the price he paid (but I know I'd have got it cheaper somewhere else!).
At 7.2 MegaPixles I wasn't expecting the best quality images, but it seemed like it would do the job. All I really wanted it for was taking photos of my sons to send/email to relatives etc.
The camera does point and shoot photos fairly easily but the problems start when you try to use the more complicated functions. I am usually good with technology, working most things out with a little fiddling and rarely bothering with instructions.
However, with this camera I found I needed to read the manual carefully to even be able to put on the flash, and despite trying for a while now I am yet to get it to take videos. I don't know whether I have a dud one or if it's just really complicated!
As with most cheap digital cameras there is not a lot of memory and you really need to buy a card.
The battery does not last very long and you have to take it out of the camera to charge it up, which I find annoying.
The delay on it is even longer than the camera on my mobile phone! This is really irritating when trying to photograph the kids as they never stay still long enough for me to get a decent shot.
I don't use this camera much as I find it difficult to use, I use my mobile phone camera for general shots and my old SLR if I want a decent photo. For the price of these cameras you could definitely get a better one from a different brand.
CASIO Computer offers a digital camera with the cutting-edge EXILIM Engine 2.0 image-processing module. The 7.2-megapixel EXILIM Zoom EX-Z77 adds enhanced movie functionality to CASIO's stylish series of EXILIM digital cameras.
The EX-Z77 joins CASIO's successful EXILIM Zoom series, whose excellent balance of superior functionality and stylish, compact look characterizes the EXILIM brand.
This model comes with a high-quality movie function that makes the most of next-generation H.264 compression technology. It also features CASIO's "YouTube Capture Mode", which enables users to shoot and save movies at the optimum size, quality and other settings for YouTube, the world's most popular online site for sharing videos. CASIO has also included an exclusive software application that makes it fast and simple to upload movies to YouTube.
The camera also features a blur reduction function that uses motion analysis technology, an auto-tracking AF system, and face detection technology. The combination of face detection technology and the auto-tracking AF system ensures that, once the focus locks on to a person's face, it will stay sharp and maintain the right exposure, even if the person moves. CASIO has made it much easier to capture beautiful portraits.