Great for the price, SO small, October 19, 2004
Reviewer: Herman Mainelli "Herman."
This is a great, very small, pocket camera. It has served me well, I have
now had it for a year, and find it to be very dependable and accurate. The
pictures are either awesome, or grainy, one of the two. They're pretty
much always great with the occasional lemon, but thats probably due to me
not focusing it correctly. The LCD is great, 2 inches, but sometimes looks
like there's that "snow" on the screen which is weird, but it still
functions. My only HUGE gripe with it is this: When you look through the
viewfinder (the glass viewer, NOT the LCD) the image you see in there is
smaller then the actual image that comes out. So if you took a picture of
a ruler, looking through the glass it would be say six inches, and you
snapped the picture. It would really come out showing about 10 or 12
inches! not the picture you thought you took, however the LCD is accurate.
Its great, buy it if you want a really nice small camera for the price.
Great camera terrible picturess, August 13, 2004
Reviewer: H. C. Clinton "Simon Lazarus"
Just bought the Z40 model here in the UK, and did my market research
afterward rather than before. I decided that on balance for my girlfriends
needs that I had probably bought the best camera for the job, and although
I find it just a bit too small to hold properly, Girlfriend loves it and
it is impressive in almost every important area except that all our
pictures are terribly out of focus in a circular region all around the
image. It's nowhere near as good as our old Kodak 2MP Camera for image
sharpness and so dissapointing we are taking it straight back to the
store. It's like a great big blur filter has been applied by some
retouching software, only it hasn't. I took a shot in the shop when I
bought it and when we printed it out at home it shows the problem
superbly. It's completely unacceptable, and I can't believe people would
put up with it. Perhaps it's faulty. Probably will go for a Cannon, or
anything with bigger better optics.
GREAT for Mom's who want to capture daily photo ops., December 17,
Reviewer: S. Sholar "Quilter Extraordinaire" (Mesa, AZ USA) - See all my
I've had this camera with me every day for almost two years old and I
still love it! I have a toddler and an infant whom present me with
constant photo opportunities, so I carry this camera in a small bag in my
little purse. This camera has freed me up (where film and larger digitals
didn't). I can (and do) take pictures all the time (just over 6000 in 21
months). I would advise people with larger hands (especially men) to get a
hold of a model (store/friend) as the buttons are pretty small, but for
most ladies, it works great.
Horrible camera, April 22, 2004
I have used many digital cameras and was attracted to this one because of
its size and speed. Even at its highest quality settings, however, the
pictures are terrible! Everything is out of focus and the color accuracy
is aweful. Either the camera I purchased is defective or it is simply a
really bad product. I'm returning mine to the Casio to try to determine
which it is.
BIG DISSAPOINTMENT, April 8, 2004
Reviewer: Micael Kambakidis
I bought this camera 3 months ago and since then i have kept it indoors.
Despite the minimum usage this camera had undergone it broke TWICE! the
second time i was informed by the service technicians that the lenses were
broken and had to be replaced - i had to pay additionally 300 Euros
Stay away from this junk!!!!!!!!!!!________________________________________________________________
Don't buy this camera, April 5, 2004
4 Megapixel no way! Takes .5 megapixel shots at best even at highest
quality. Speckled pictures with distorted color is the best this camera
can do. Don't let the small size fool you its no excuse for the poor
picture quality. The workmanship on the camera itself is subpar and fells
like a cheap plastic kids toy. This camera is nothing but junk. Don't
waste your money, buy something else.________________________________________________________________
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