Casio outs entry level EX-Z33
Casio is back with yet another entry-level digital camera, with the Casio EX-Z33 taking up news space this time round. This 10.1-megapixel shooter will come with a 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ widescreen LCD display, Automatic face recognition and Best Shot function to help beginners capture shots that they never thought possible with a manual film camera in the first place. As for the Auto Shutter mode, it allows the EX-Z33 to shoot automatically whenever the subject smiles or when there is no blur. It boasts a Best Shot function which allows the camera to adjust to the scene being shot automatically, regardless of whether these are in portrait or landscape mode, and will take into account a variety of settings including shooting flowers, romantic sunsets and candlelight dinners, sports shots among others, totaling 23 various scenarios in total.
Blur detection technology on the EX-Z33 allows this digital camera to shoot a photo the moment hand shake or subject movement stops. Makes me curious to know whether it is able to handle hard-to-please customers like yours truly, as my hands seem to suffer from a perpetual shake despite the fact that I am below 30 and surely do not suffer from any form of Parkinson’s or nerve-related diseases. When snapping self-portraits, the EX-Z33 can also take an image the moment the user’s face fills the frame, although it might be too impromptu since the subject might not be ready and armed with a smile just yet. Best to stick to the smile detecting function first then.
Nice to know that Casio has not left out the YouTube generation with its YouTube Capture Mode which is able to record videos at resolutions ideal for YouTube, allowing you to upload directly thanks to the included computer software without having to go through the hassle of converting your videos into a YouTube-friendly format beforehand. Nice to see a basic digital camera up the ante in terms of technology and features these days.