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Casio is a top camera
on 30 May 2010
Can I first of all say, that Most camera buyers have not heard of casio cameras, despite them inventing the LCD screen digital camera.
I sell cameras for a living and have worked directly for casio and Panasonic. Many reviews I have read here seem to completely miss the point of the winning qualities of this camera.
For example, One reviewer wrote:
To be honest I can't really see why this would be a first choice camera while it remains this expensive, because you can get a good Canon Powershot for this, or even a Panasonic Lumix TZ6 which performs 100% better in every way.
Actually you cant get a good powershot camera for this price, and would be limited to a very basic 3 or 5 x zoom model.
The Panasonic TZ6 is an excellent camera, but is not better than the Casio. I have both, as well as having sold hundreds of each, and then heard the after sales feedback.
I am sure many Panasonic TZ6/7 fans will tell you that the Panasonic has a wonderful Lieca lens, but then it is only a branded product and not made by lieca (sorry to disappoint you Panasonic owners...Oh, feel free to check this out for yourself).
The TZ7 wil take 250 shots per battery charge, while the casio will take 1000, so I don't see how the TZ7 is better there
They both take near identical quality shots.
Some folks say the Casio is chunky, but they are forgetting it is the same size or actually smaller than its competitors In the same zoom range).
The casio is the ONLY camera in the Amazon best sellers with a screen you can see in direct sunlight NO OTHER CAMERA MANUFACTURER CAN DO THIS, so TZ7 users wont even be able to see their screens while the buyers of the Casio will be able to see theirs perfectly.....This makes the Panasonics a bit useless for sunny holidays (its odd that many reviewers seem to have missed this wordwide exclusive selling point, yet claim to be experts lol).
Those are just a few points about this camera as a starter.
I can use any camera I wish, and have to say that the casio is more versatile than any of its competitors, and is the camera I choose to carry with me most times.
The anti shake on this camera is very good, and the equal of the Panasonic system. The make up mode is one of the best on any camera in this size range too.
For those of you not familiar with make up mode, it does a bit of a touch up of your visible skin, and reduces blemishes, lines and blotches etc. It also whitens your eyes and teeth, but not not alter the background at all. Many people do not like having their picture taken, and shy away, so the trick is to tale a pic of them in make up mode and then show it to them! After this, most women will see they look younger, while men will notice their stubble is lees, and so both will then be happier to have a proper pic taken.