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Stunning colours and clarity with an amazingly user-friendly autofocus,
This review is from: Casio Exilim EX-H10 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD (Electronics)
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As far as point-and-click cameras go, this one is amazingly easy to get stunning results from. The autofocus is superb, and the tracking feature is great for fixing the focus then panning round to get some well-focussed, interestingly composed shots. The results are absolutely sparkling with colour and clarity, with the sharpest pictures I've ever managed to get from a point-and-click. In particular, blues come out almost electric. The live histogram is clear and easy to use if you're trying to get your colour / light balance technically just right!
Similarly, the 'Vivid Landscape' feature is nothing short of brilliant for bringing out the colour in your panoramic shots, and Casio have made a feature of it by providing a dedicated button to access it on top of the camera.
The Casio 'Best Shot' system supplies a load of different presets for particular settings, and there's a dedicated Best Shot button at the back of the camera to access this instantly - no fiddly menus, which I found a great bonus. So easy to use, and there really are lots of settings to choose from (I found the 'text' setting particularly useful as I often take photographs of old documents).
The 10x optical zoom works quickly and efficiently, and it's fantastic to have that level of zoom included. Also, the LCD viewer is really nice and large, making previewing, reviewing and menu fiddling much easier. The menus, incidentally, work very intuitively, and are easier to navigate than with many similar models I've used. In particular I liked the settings for picture quality, which are not just pixel dimensions, but associated uses like 'Poster Print' and 'email' - nice for judging what setting is best for your intended output (although I tend to stick to the superfine quality, which is amazingly detailed in this 12 megapixel model!).
The video quality is likewise excellent, with HD mode producing great, smoooth footage even when panning around.
Some of the extra features like the 'dynamic photo' are a bit gimmicky and not really necessary, although a bit of fun to play around with. It's a high-end point-and-click camera, but the price is more than justified by the fantastic photographic results you'll get out of it. I absolutely love it - I've not had a dud shot yet.