Casio EXILIM EX-FH100 review

Verdict

Casio EX-FH100 product image front sideFeature-packed though the EX-FH100 is, and with great features such as both HD and high-speed movie, the whole package is just slightly short of the mark. The overall resulting image quality isn't bright, punchy or sharp enough at any of the ISO settings and the 24mm wideangle lens is soft towards the corners. Raw shooting (in DNG format) does provide some quality improvement, but this is only offered at ISO 100-200 - which is ultimately limiting. Movie modes aren't of optimum quality due to the resolutions for higher frame rate options being too low to be of practical use. Also the AF system, while relatively successful in practice, is irksomely noisy. On the upside the high speed stills shooting works a treat, there's an Anti Shake sensor-shift image stabilisation system in place and that 24-240mm range does opens up a huge range of subjects for any situation. While the high-speed shooting adds a unique angle, the lacking in other areas doesn't quite make up for it. All in all, a well-equipped camera with a lot to offer.

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Price as reviewed

£270.00

Scores

Scores
Design 17/20
Image Quality 15/20
Performance 16/20
Value 16/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 82%