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Purchased this camera about 4 years ago. I have had no problems with this camera. Its compact, simple to use and simple to put on your computer. I am a bit of a technological phobe and if i find it simple it must be. It has flashes for all conditions. It has been on many holidays and not once has it gone wrong.
I bought this camera as a reasonably cheap replacement for a much loved broken one. I was attracted by the price, the mega pixels and the compact size. Unfortunately I think I would have been better off opting for a camera with fewer megapixels but from a more reputable camera manufacturer. I disappointed with the image quality - whilst the focus and definition are reasonable, the colours and contrast are not nearly as a vivid as I would expect. I aslo found the various photo shooting modes to be rather restrictive. Whilst a few were useful, most were just very gimicky and I couldn't see them ever being used. A few more manual image adjustments would be very useful when trying to take high quality photos.
My final problem with this camera, after which I gave up and returned to a model I knew worked well - after about 12 months the lens mechanism broke, meaning that it would not fully open and the camera was useless. This was not down to negligence as it had been very well looked after. Unfortunately I didn't see the point in spending good money to get it fixed.
My opinions of this camera seem to be somewhat different to those of most people, I purchased from Amazon for just under £100 expecting something fairly decent - as all reviews had described it. Upon opening the box I was impressed with the quality, everything was well built and all the accessories that you would expect would be included.
My first bad impressions of this camera came along when I took a few pictures indoors, and copied them onto my computer to see how they had turned out. Due to it being a dull day the flash had been fired, and this left the pictures looking very un-natural. Faces seemed washed out with no "life" to them, and the duller parts were full of "noise" - making them unclear and very unpleasing when zoomed in. Despite this the camera works fairly well outdoors in sunlight, it just seems to be in low light that this camera doesn't perform very well.
The modes on this camera are called "best shot", with a variety of different settings for most circumstances. These are accessed via an onscreen menu in a grid format, which is ok although it is very difficult to find the setting you are after quickly, compared to something like a dial wheel.
Another let down for me on this camera is the screen, despite being large it appears to be lacking in clarity, it is a bit hard to explain, but to me it looks as though every other pixel is missing - giving it a look of older lesser quality LCD screens. The camera also lacks an optical viewfinder, meaning that on sunny days when the screen is difficult to see you have to just "point and shoot", hoping that the picture will turn out as intended.
Despite other downfalls, the build quality of this camera seems excellent. Even after thousand's of photos it is still as rugged as when new, the lens doesn't make a horrible grinding noise, and the battery cover still feels secure. The camera also looks pretty good to, being a slim model means that it is very portable, the only thing that seems to have been overlooked is that the LCD display is not recessed, meaning that if you lay it "back down" it can become scratched quite easily.
Having a lithium rechargeable battery means that it lasts ages, and charges pretty quick too. I don't know an exact number, but have used this for weeks at a time without recharging. The only downside to this is that you cannot use the camera whilst it is being charged, as you would be able to with those that accept standard AA/similar sized batteries.
Since this camera has been around for a few years now you may be able to get it very cheaply, so would be good for children if you want to give them something not too expensive, although, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wants to take photo's in anything other than daylight - as it then becomes evident that the camera isn't really up to the job.
I love this camera. It was very simple to use and very much a 'click and go' type of camera. I was impressed with the quality of the photos and would definately stick with casio cameras in the future. The only fault i have with it is that you cant turn off the date or the time so that will always appear on your photos when you print them out - which is a shame and a little annoying.
Really like the fact it has a large screen to preview photos. You dont have to wait around for zoom in/out on startup so you can get snapping quickly.
Ive even takne photos whilst on the move(walking/in the car) and the pictures have come out brilliantly. all in all ive been impressed with this camera and price when i bought it ( £65) was a bargain!
It has 7.2 megapixel camera with 3 x optical zoom.
This is a really good looking, compact camera. At the size of a credit card, it fits easily into your bag.
It's a fun, simple to use 7.2 megapixel camera, with 3 x oprical zoom. One of my favourite things about it is the generous size of the LCD display (2.6 inches wide) which makes viewing so much easier.
All of the settings are displayed conveniently on the side of the LCD display improve viewing.
A feature that's a major benefit to me is the Anti-Shake DSP, which helps to reduce blurring if you are taking a picture of a moving object or if you've had a few too many vinos and cant keep the camera steady.
There are apparently 34 programmed settings - I just keep it on 'best shot' mode and haven't had a bad photo yet.
Because I was so impressed with mine, I bought my dad one for his birthday. He's really happy with his as well. However, both of us have had to replace the battery's in them (me, after 2 months and him after 3 months).
We could have just been unlucky, but it is a bit of a coincidence.
I wouldn't let this put you off buying it because, for the price, this is a really good camera. Plus, you can get the batteries on amazon for about £6.
After forgetting to pack our camera to go on honeymoon we ended up buying this at Manchester Airport for less than £100 in June 2007.
It is silver in colour and very compact. It has a highest setting of 7.2 megapixels and 3 x optical zoom. You can also take short movies with it as well.
The pictures are taken in .jpg and the movies are taken in .avi.
The camera did not come with a memory card but we have a 512mb card in ours and that is sufficient to take pics at 7.2mp for a 2 week holiday.
You can easily change the settings for the camera - just press the directional button down then up to select to change it to 5mp, 3mp, 2mp, VGA, 3:2 ratio and 16:9 ratio. It also tells you the pixel size of the picture and to select it you just press the set button.
You also just press the directional button down to change the flash settings.
Other features include self timer, anti shake, ISO sensitivity and auto WB.
It also has a Best Shot button where you can select to take short video clips with sound which I find are of good quality for uploading to the likes of YouTube etc but you can also select the type of photo you are taking, for example it will set the camera for taking pictures for auction listing, scenery, sports, fireworks plus many more.
It comes with a special rechargable battery and charger. Recently we found that our battery would not charge so we contacted Casio directly and after exaplaining the problem they sent us a replacement battery free of charge. I am happy with the service we received from them in rectifying the issue.
Overall the camera takes good quality stills and short videos - however they are no where near as good as my husbands DSLR! But for a compact it is good.
Bought this camera 6 months ago and have no regrets. Great little camera which fits nicely in my pocket, reasonably priced too!
The "Best Shot" function is great with options such as nightshot and sunset working really well and meaning you get great pictures in these situations even if you have no idea about photography! It is a 7MP camera which may not be as much as some cameras on the market but picture quality is excellent, especially if you're just looking on a computer screen or printing out to 5x7 size.
The other thing I like about this camera is it's extremely durable. I bought it for a 6 month trip around South East Asia and took it pretty much everywhere with me, it survived the dust, heat and me dropping it constantly and still took great pictures at the end of all that. The time it takes from turning on to getting a picture is pretty quick too meaning that you don't miss the opportunity like with some other cameras.
I am very impressed by the Casio Exilim, particularly with regards to the battery life. It is much better than using regular batteries that don't last long at all, and it charges quickly anyway.
The quality of the pictures is also excellent, and there are plenty of options to enhance pictures to suit the setting.
This camera is so simple to use, I haven't even needed to use the instruction manual. The picture mode can be changed quickly, and basic settings can be adjusted within seconds. Also, there are lots of different features to experiment with. For example, the video function has good sound quality and the ability to zoom in and out.
I also love the size of this camera. In the past I've had some very chunky cameras and this one is just brilliant! The design is great, it's very sleek and looks good. I have it in pink, which is even better!
For around £80, this camera is definitely great value for money. However I would recommend buying a memory card to accompany this.
(I've also posted this review on Ciao)
This camera is really small and easily fits into a pocket, even though it does come with bulky accessories on sale, at an extra cost. The memory stick that comes with the camera is basically only able to take up to 6 times 10 MB photos, and then it is full. The camera itself isn't that good on focussing on close-ups and gets blurred in the process. I often find myself zooming out rather than zooming in, in order to find a good photo to take. Having said that, the quality of the photo from a distance, is really good, and I thoroughly recommend it. It is good in the dark too, but the automatic flash makes me blink before the photo is taken, so we get closed eyes more often than not!!! Maybe I just have quick reflexes! The camcorder feature works within reason, without really losing the subject you are filming in motion. In general, I think it's a good try.