|Casio Exilim EX-Z850 review : Just before the start of the PMA 2006, Casio introduced their Casio Exilim EX Z850 digital camera. With a high resolution of 8 Megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and a large format 2.5 inch LCD display, packaged in a solid aluminium housing, the Casio Exilim Z850 certainly is an interesting digital camera. With the introduction of their latest model, we once again see Casio clearly assert themselves at the front line of the digital camera market. With an increase in Megapixels, the Casio Exilim EX Z850 succeeds its predecessor, the Exilim Z750. This model was well received after its introduction, and has more than proven itself over the last year. However, all good things must come to an end, and it seems that time has come for the Z750; after all, a new star is born: the Casio Exilim EX Z850.
Casio Exilim EX Z850 - Photo manufacturer
Casio have been part of the digital camera market for years; in fact, even longer than many other photo manufacturers. Strange as it may seem, Casio are one of the founders of the contemporary digital consumer cameras. Although consumers often link the brand name Casio to their successful calculators and wristwatches, Casio were first to introduce the Casio QV10A camera in 1995. This model, which featured a resolution of 320x240 pixels, came at an introductory price of €1299 ($1780). At the time, Casio enjoyed a monopoly position, as there simply wasn't any competition. Eleven years later, we see a lot has changed. The photo market has undergone a drastic transformation, and the cards have been shuffled and re-divided time and time again. We've seen manufacturers, among which even several prominent camera manufacturers, both come and go. Casio, however, present from the very start, are still around and play an active part in today's market.
Casio Exilim Z850 - 8 Megapixel digital camera
The Casio Exilim Z850 is an 8 Megapixel digital camera, equipped with a 3x optical zoom, and filled to the brim with innovative solutions. The actual technique is hidden inside an attractive brushed stainless steel housing, which is both compact and lightweight, enabling the user to carry the camera along in an inside pocket. With the availability of the Casio Exilim EX Z850, Casio clearly state and affirm their presence. Although their market share has decreased significantly compared to ten years ago (USA 3%, Germany 13% and the Netherlands, for instance, 2%), it seems only a matter of good marketing to increase the market share. The Exilim product line speaks for itself, and Casio have invested both considerable time and effort into the application of a variety of innovations to their digital camera line.
Casio Exilim EX-Z850 digital camera review
Until recently, the Casio Exilim EX Z850 led the Exilim-series cameras. This position was taken over by the Casio Exilim EX Z1000 digital camera, with which Casio now lead the 10 Megapixel class. Those who are not lured in by the magical figure of ten, will be able to direct all their attention to the 8 Megapixel version; the Casio EX Z850 camera. We had the opportunity to test the Casio Z850 extensively in practice. Our results can be read in the following Casio Exilim EX Z850 digital camera review.
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