Casio Exilim EX-Z750 First Impressions Review$449.99
There are just as many words as there are features on the front of this Casio Exilim model. The 3x optical zoom lens protrudes from the right side of the front. It extends outward in two segments from the EX-Z750. On the outer rim of the lens are the words "3x Optical Zoom f='7.9-23.7mm' 1:2.8-5.1." Around the base of the lens is a two-toned silver ring, placed for decoration. Just nipping the top right of the circle is the small optical viewfinder. The square viewfinder is surrounded by a black circle. To the viewfinder’s left is an LED light. To the top left of the lens is the built-in rectangular flash. Further left is the brand name "Casio." Below the flash and directly to the left of the lens is an indented portion of the front panel. The edge of the indent acts as a rudimentary finger grip. Within the indentation are the words "7.2 Megapixels." Below this at the bottom of the Z750 is the word "Exilim" in reflective letters.
Most of the 2.3 x 3.5-inch back face is covered by the 2.5-inch diagonally measured LCD screen. It resides on a raised section on the left side of the EX-Z750. Above the large display screen is a tiny square optical viewfinder, also on a raised section. To the right of the viewfinder are two LED lights. Above the right side of the LCD screen are two rectangular buttons. The one on the left is for Playback mode; the one on the right is for Camera mode.
On the right side of the LCD screen are two dials and two buttons, laid alternatively. The main mode dial is at the top. Around it are eight graphic icons. Below the dial is the Menu button. Below that button is another dial, the four-way navigational dial. In classic Exilim style, the dial has a Set button in the center of a single silver ring with four arrows on each direction. Below the dial is the "DISP" button for activating the LCD screen.
The left side has a polished silver-colored band running down the middle. At the top of the band are two oval-shaped speakers with mesh inside them. On the slope between the left side and the back are two vertically stacked control buttons; the top button cycles through burst options, while the bottom button, marked with an "EX" accesses a shooting control menu.
The only feature on the right side is a loop for stringing the wrist strap through.
The silver band from the left side extends onto the top of the camera and dead ends into the shutter release button. Written on the band are the words, "7.2 Megapixels Digital Camera EX-Z750." To the right of the words are four dots that act as the microphone. To its right is the "ON/ OFF" button. And at the far right at the end of the band is the polished shutter release button, surrounded by the zoom toggle.