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Unfortunately my experience with this camera differs from the other two reviews listed. I encountered nothing but problems with this model. Originally it worked fine, I wasn't particularly impressed with the picture quality, but it was relatively cheap (£89.99 on e-buyer) so I felt I couldn't really complain. Although 6 months in the picture quality decreased significantly, the vision became blurry and out of focus. I sent the camera back to the manufacturer who found a fault with the lens and returned it. The quality was slightly better than before but not the same as it was originally, it's so poor in fact that most of the photos my friends take with their camera phones are better quality! It's a real shame because looks wise the camera is great, very sleek and the perfect size. The menu is clear and easy to use and it's also very easy to charge. Perhaps I just had a bad experience, but if you're looking for truly great picture quality I'd consider spending a bit more.
What a camera!! This camera is fantastic, in this day and age where technology is everywhere and we keep moving with the times, this camera is great.
If you are stuck in your ways and afraid of all this high-tech digital mumbo-jumbo you will love this camera, it is simple and easy, yet stylish and modern.
The size of the camera in itself is great - it fits in your jeans pocket, or a small handbag, it takes up no space at all.
It has an extendable lense, and the back has a screen approx. 2 inches width and 1.5 inches in height. This makes for wasy viewing.
The zoom is also a nice feature, 3 x optical zoom, not too much but enough.
It has a flash and other facilities such as video recording, self timer, focus adjustment, anti-shake, time & date etc.
This camera comes with a docking station (not as large as it sounds). The camera fits in the docking station to be charged, simply put it in and leave plugged in until light turns from red to green. Easy.
To upload your pictures and videos is even easier, just place the camera in the dock and use the USB to plug it in to the computer (you do not need to worry about registering your camera and making sure the software is compatible (or loading new software), just open the file with your bits and pieces in then move them to your computer hard-drive (my pictures is always a good place) then your done.
You can leave the pictures on the camera by copying them accross to your computer rather than moving them (which erases them from the camera completely).
The camera has room for a memory card and this can also be used in a reader on the computer (although this is all extra and is not provided with the camera on purchase, unless stated).
I like this camera so much, i brought my mum one for Christmas and my sister also brought one for herself!
Great little gadget!
The first time I saw a Casio S600 I was amazed at its size. A tiny, slim little thing which still had a zoom, good quality picture taking and even the ability to record videos, all in a tiny, modern and very cool little package! Now I'm not usually one too get excited over things such as digital cameras - Gucci bags, yes, shoes, possibly, but a camera? Usually a disposable will do me, but once I saw this one I couldn't go back, I just had to have it!
The Technical Part
Being not very up on all things technical, I did the next best thing (ok, silly thing) and bought the camera there and then. Well, to be fair I did go out looking for a camera, it wasn't like I had two hundred of them at home and this was just another one to add to my collection! But if you are thinking about purchasing a camera, I'm sure most people will actually want to know what it does, so here goes, I'll put it all into English afterwards for all you people out there like me who wouldn't have a clue otherwise...
2.2 inch LCD screen - this is quite a small size screen but to be fair the camera itself is tiny. I find the screen a perfect size to be able to see clearly what you are doing.
One touch buttons - The camera is altogether so easy to use - you simply push the power button on the top and you're ready to go!
6 mega-pixel CCD - Basically, the more pixels you have the better. I've looked around a few sites and 6 mega-pixels seem to be about the average for a digital camera, some are slightly higher, but there are a lot out there with less. If you are just after some good photographs and won't be blowing them up huge you will have no problems what so ever!
16.1mm thickness - This part speaks for itself! The camera is so slim that it easily fits in your pocket, and lightweight as well
Super Life Battery - this is an easy one and just means it has an extra long battery life, with you being able to take up to 300 pictures per charge, (or nearly two hours worth of video recording) - that's lot of pictures, I've never ran out of battery whilst using the camera as of yet, so it must be good!
Anti shake digital signal processor - this is a brilliant little function which basically means that blurry is almost total wiped out when taking pictures of moving objects. It's one of my favourite parts of the camera, yet at the time of selling wasn't even mentioned to me!
The camera also has a 3 X optical zoom.
There is a wide range of Casio S600s around, in a variety of lovely colours, memory sizes and in packages including cases, extra memory and so on. I selected a sleek silver little number which I love. The camera is also available in a reddish-orange colour which is gorgeous as well, and blue.
Casio have recently updated this camera to a 7 mega-pixel version, as far as I'm aware the main difference is it being 1 mega-pixel better in photo quality than the S600. This does mean however that the price has recently dropped for the version I'm reviewing which has got to be good!
Casio have recently introduced a newer range of sexy colours, including a lovely pink little number which I wish I had purchased!
This camera is stocked in most high street retailers for around the £100 mark, which I think is an excellent deal. I bought mine a good couple of years ago for just over the £200 mark.
This camera is getting on a bit now age wise, and I couldn't acually find it for sale on ebay. I have however seen it appearing in the odd second hand shop, I actually saw it on offer with all accessories in one for £50 - it looked new - which really was a bargain. I'm sure someone snapped that up!
I highly recommend this camera! It still looks stylish to me now, a good couple of years after purchasing it, and I'm still as happy with it as the day I bought it. Being my clumsy self, I have dropped the poor camera countless amounts of times, often with the zoom lens out, but this hasn't caused any problems at all (not that I'd advise doing it!) and it's still in perfect working order. There are however some newer models out, and cameras are getting cheaper all the time, so it's likely that you will find a better one cheaper elsewhere now - this one is a bit dated.
Transferring pictures on to the computer is extremely easy and fast. The view finder on the camera is also in my opinion excellent, particularly for such a small, slim line camera.
The quality of the pictures is good - I understand that serious photographers will be after higher quality pictures and therefore this probably wouldn't be the best option for them. When you zoom in on pictures once loaded on the computer, things do get quite bitty relatively soon. However if your just after a sturdy, stylish and slim line camera for general use I think this would be perfect for you!