IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - CASIO EXILIM EX-ZR3500
The EX-ZR3500 had one of the faster autofocus systems of the group, constantly picking out focus points, quickly and more importantly, accurately. We do think that it also has the best color balance of the group, and the best sense of exposure when left in program mode. Hardly any correction is needed with the shots, and there is generally good detail in the images. The 5-axis image stabilization also offers choice of two settings – ‘normal’ and ‘strong’. We had it set to ‘strong’ when we were testing the extents of the lens, and found that the image stabilization generally worked well, with minimal blurring. We were also pleasantly surprised to find that images captured had every bit as much detail as some of the other cameras with higher resolution numbers in the group.
The EX-ZR3500 turns in images with good detail and nice contrast.
The writing on the label can still just about be made out at ISO 1600.