Casio focuses its designs on creating sleak, stylish cameras. The best new Casio cameras also often have high-speed capabilities for the point and shoot marketplace. The cameras listed here have been released in the past 18 months, and they represent the best new cameras from Casio and its Exilim brand of cameras.
1. Casio TRYX
The Casio TRYX camera provides a very interesting looking model that can provide support for odd-angle photos.
The award-winning TRYX introduces a new form factor from Casio, as a thin frame surrounds the camera. The frame can rotate away from the camera body, providing the ability to support the camera at odd angles -- as shown in this photo -- or to provide a grip for an odd-angle shot. If you leave the frame in place, it works just like any digital camera.
The Casio TRYX includes a 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor and a 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD. It includes some wide angle capabilities and the ability to shoot 1080p HD video. However, it has no flash (using an LED to light subjects instead) and no optical zoom lens.
The Exilim EX-FH100 from Casio allows you to shoot photos at a maximum burst rate of 40 frames per second. When shooting at the maximum 9.0 megapixels per image, it can shoot up to 30 continuous images. In addition, the EX-FH100 can shoot up to 1,000 frames per second in movie recording.
The high-speed FH100 camera also includes a 10X optical zoom lens.
There is a lot to like about the Casio EX-H10 digital camera. The EX-H10 is a good looking camera, and its 12.1 megapixels of resolution are great for making large prints. This camera's 10X optical zoom lens -- with its strong wide angle lens capabilities -- is outstanding and is the best feature of the EX-H10.
Using a simple design that includes a flat lens barrel and a curved edge on the camera body, Casio is now offering its Exilim EX-S200 digital camera. The S200 measures only 0.7 inches in thickness, making it a stylish option for beginning photographers.
The S200 includes 14.1 megapixels of resolution, a 4X optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD, and it can shoot HD video at 720p. The S200 is available in five colors: Dark blue, orange, black, silver, and pink. The S200 is fun to use, but it has some performance issues of which you should be aware.
Yellow isn't exactly a common digital camera color, which makes the Casio Exilim EX-Z800 a different and interesting option for beginning photographers. Throw in five additional colors -- vivid pink, soft pink, blue, silver, and black -- and the Z800, which Casio announced recently, offers a stylish camera body that should work for almost anyone.
You'll find high-speed video and still image options, along with HDR (high dynamic range) photography options, with the interesting Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 digital camera.
The ZR10, which is available in a black camera body only, can shoot video at a limited resolution up to 480 frames per second, and it can shoot still images in burst mode at up to 40 frames per second. It also can shoot HDR photos, including an "art" format that looks really cool.
With the ZR10, you'll find a 7X optical zoom lens, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor, and a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen.
For those seeking a fast-reacting point and shoot digital camera, Casio has added to its speedy lineup with the Exilim EX-ZR15.
According to Casio, you'll find that the ZR15 can shoot its first photo less than 1 second after pressing the power button, has a shot to shot delay of less than half a second, and has an autofocus that works in about an eighth of a second.
Casio has included 16.1MP of resolution, a 7X optical zoom lens, and a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen with the ZR15, which can shoot 1080p HD video. All of these features are available in a camera that measures only 1.08 inches in thickness.
The ZR15 is available in four different body colors of red, gold, black, or white, with black trim on the back panel.
Casio is touting its recently released Exilim EX-ZR200 digital camera as the new flagship of the Exilim point and shoot line, and it certainly offers some extremely nice features for a camera in its price range.
Casio has included a 12.5X optical zoom lens, 16MP of resolution, full HD video, and a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD screen.
In addition, the ZR200 includes several special effect features, including artistic modes and a blurred mode, all of which are applied with in-camera editing. As with most Exilim cameras, the ZR200 can shoot at high speeds, including a high-speed night mode.
At just under $400, the ZR200 certainly carries a price tag that would make it appear to be a flagship model. It's available in black, white, red, or blue camera bodies.
Casio has released another camera aimed at beginners, and it follows many of the past successful features found in Exilim cameras, including colorful camera bodies, high resolutions, and high-speed shooting modes.
Depending on your location in the world, you'll find the Exilim ZS6 in black, silver, red, or pink camera bodies. The ZS6 primarily is sold currently in Europe.
Casio is now offering one of its newest point and shoot cameras, the Exilim EX-ZS20, primarily in Europe.
The ZS20 is a beginner-level camera, carrying a sub-$150 price point, so its specification list isn't extensive. The ZS20 has a 6X optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 720p HD video capabilities, and 16.1 megapixels of resolution.