10 Reasons Casio EX-ZR5000 Could Rival Your DSLR

Our senior writer took the feature-packed camera for a spin in Bangkok and had these shots to show for it

Photos: Weekender; Edits: VSCO app

For a whirlwind 3D2N trip in Bangkok, we sure did a lot.

Whether it's exploring under-the-radar hangouts like the foliage-filled Featherstone Cafe, shopping at the bustling JJ Green night market or dining at the colonial Baannai boutique hotel, the trip left us with a bounty of memories.

Better yet? We captured it all with the Casio EX-ZR5000 camera, a strong contender among other travel-friendly digital cameras. Meanwhile, we even had a nagging feeling that it could rival our heavyweight DSLR.

Here's why:

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4. It offers depth of field

If you love bokeh (the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image) as much as we do, you’ll fancy the Blurred Background mode on the EX-ZR5000.

Typically created on a lens with a large aperture, bokeh is made possible on the EX-ZR5000, thanks to its High-Speed Burst-Shooting technology. Here, subjects stand out nicely against a blurred background, with three levels of adjustment.

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