Casio Exilim EX-Z450 packs some punch

Casio gets serious in the mid-range with the Exilim EX-Z450 compact camera. It uses the Exilim Engine 4.0, which is Casio’s best image processor for this type of point and shoot cameras. With it, the camera can track subjects and smiles to focus on the “right thing” – that’s the theory at least, we haven’t tried it. There are a few things that caught our attention in the specifications of the Casio Exilim EX-Z450:

It should be better than most compact cameras in dim lighting, thanks to its f2.8 lens. It also has an image stabilization system, so that you can shoot with a slower shutter speed. When the subject is far, the 4X optical zoom can help you get there and, on paper, it has a much better battery life (almost 2x) than lower-end models like the EX-Z90. It costs around $200 and will be available in early October.

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