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Poor image quality was one of our main complaints about the Casio Exilim EX-Z55, and we're happy to report that the company has addressed this problem quite nicely in the next-generation Casio Exilim EX-Z750. Our test shots showed solid colour reproduction, though the Z750 tended to oversaturate hues a bit, especially on clear and sunny days. We noted very good dynamic range in all of our test shots, with very few cases of overexposure or underexposure in proper lighting conditions. Aforementioned issues of multipoint focusing aside, the Z750's 7.2-megapixel images came in quite sharp when the lens was properly focused. In addition, the Z750 avoided a common issue in small cameras that have lots of megapixels crammed onto tiny CCDs: noise. Our test images showed acceptable noise levels at low ISO settings, and it became an issue only when we bumped our sensitivity up to 400.
Though we've come to expect A4 printability from 7-megapixel images, the scourge of postprocessing can sometimes mar even high-resolution photos at larger print sizes. Luckily, the A4 prints we made from our Z750 test shots came out looking great, though if you plan on significantly cropping your images, bear in mind that we noted some slight edge artefacts when we zoomed in. The camera's video quality was decent, neither revolutionising the format nor offending us with particularly gnarly skipping or artefacts. Used in conjunction with the Z750's many video-related features, the camera's movies are more than serviceable for capturing events that a photo just won't do justice.
Edited by Lori Grunin
Additional editing by Nick Hide