Two AA batteries delivered enough power for a full day of moderate shooting. However, we suggest using rechargeable nickel-metal-hydride batteries for improved battery life.
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Photo quality was adequate in our tests, but it wasn't one of the Casio Exilim EX-Z110's strong points. Other than delivering a slightly pink cast when shooting indoors without flash, the EX-Z110's auto white balance worked well. It even accurately captured a wildflower's pale lavender petals. The camera's slight tendency towards underexposure helped alleviate most clipped highlights, but its limited dynamic range produced blocked-up shadows.
Detail capture was good in most of our macro test shots, but images lacked overall sharpness in broader shots. We also noticed some curvature in wide-angle shots, even though the 3x optical zoom (38mm to 114mm in 35mm-equivalent terms) isn't as wide as some competitors'.
We saw little purple fringing, but the EX-Z110 suffers from image noise above ISO 100. Fortunately, a low setting of ISO 50 keeps noise at bay.
A broad selection of automated shooting features and a handful of more advanced controls marginally elevate this ultracompact EX-Z110 above the average. However, its mediocre photo quality, its somewhat clumsy design, and its ho-hum performance make it less appealing than it might have been.
Edited by Lori Grunin
Additional editing by Nick Hide