This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Casio Exilim EX-Z70: First Look

About Video Transcript

First Look: Casio Exilim EX-Z70

1:59 /

The Casio Exilim EX-Z70 is small, cheap, and fast, but this 7-megapixel shooter is hindered by a couple of irritating flaws.

[ Music ] >> Hi, I'm Will Greenwald, assistant editor for CNET.com and this is the Casio Exilim EXZ70. This little 7 mega pixel camera strikes nice compromise between size and price. While it's not quite as thin as its ultra slim brother, the Casio Exilim EXS770, it is still nice and thin, very light and easily pocket able. It's also not quite as inexpensive as say the budget Olympus FE Series cameras, but it still is quite affordable compared to other compact cameras on the market. Like other current Casio cameras it has the quick shot feature which means that once you press the shutter all the way day, it takes the photo without achieving a focus log. Now you can turn that feature off, but you should know that this feature is by default enabled. So if you just power the camera on and start shooting, click, click, click, when you get home, a lot of the shots are going to be blurry and out of focus. Now this camera's slightly thicker design has some good points and some bad points compared to the S770. The playback and record buttons are on the back panel of the camera. And like all Casio cameras, when you press them, they turn the camera on. This means that if you have this wedged into your pocket and something bumps against it, you might accidentally turn the camera on, and the lens will extend which can be dangerous for the camera. On the bright side, compared to the S770, the buttons are nice and large and easy to work with even for large thumbs like mine. It doesn't have a whole lot of manual modes, but it does come with Casio's best shot selection, which gives you over two dozen different scene free sets. And just takes decent photos. If you want an inexpensive point shoot camera that you can still keep in your pocket, and don't have too much stuff knocking against it so you don't turn on these buttons, consider the Z70. I'm Will Greenwald and this the Casio Exisilm EXZ70. [ Music ]

New releases

Gesture-enabled touchpad fits on your thumbnail (Tomorrow Daily 164)
24:28 April 20, 2015
On today's show, Khail and Ashley discuss MIT's new mini touchpad and where you might use it, a learning project called zSpace that...
Play video
How to navigate the Apple Watch in 10 helpful moves
2:59 April 20, 2015
Two buttons, a microphone and a force-sensitive screen: here are the ways to make the Apple Watch do things quickly and efficientl...
Play video
Android Wear adds Wi-Fi support, wrist gestures
2:49 April 20, 2015
Google's smartwatch software update introduces new features to battle the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, a Quirky security measure bricks...
Play video
4 cool new things about emojis in iOS 8.3
1:33 April 20, 2015
We'll show you all the new tricks you can do with emoji symbols in iOS 8.3.
Play video
Which is better: Star Trek or Star Wars?
6:18 April 20, 2015
CNET's Luke Westaway and Rich Trenholm ask which of the two greatest geek franchises deserves the top spot.
Play video
Smarter driver: How to spot counterfeit car parts
1:38 April 20, 2015
Brian Cooley tells you what you need to know to avoid buying bogus auto parts.
Play video
Sony's newest $1,500 sound bar offers Bluetooth headphone listening
0:44 April 20, 2015
Sony's HT-ST9 sound bar is the company's newest flagship at $1,499 and it offers some unique features such as support for Bluetooth...
Play video
Mini's concept begins where Google Glass left off
1:51 April 19, 2015
The carmaker's Augmented Vision is a new concept projecting information, navigation and safety information onto a set of glasses.
Play video