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.

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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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1. It takes impressive long exposure shots

Despite being heavily branded as a top-notch selfie camera, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the EX-ZR5000 does an impressive job when it comes to night photography.

Case in point? This tack-sharp 8 seconds-long exposure shot of the iconic ferris wheel at Asiatique The Riverfront, perfected with a tripod. To ensure zero shakes, we recommend setting a timer.

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