Casio EX-S500

Discussion in 'Casio' started by LPC, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. LPC

    LPC Guest

    Hello,

    I've looking to pick up a compact point/shoot digital camera. I've been
    doing some research and came across casio's ex-s500. i was wondering what
    the pro's and cons of this camera might be from some people who own it or
    have handled it. thanks
     
    LPC, Aug 23, 2005
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  2. I wrote a review of this camera today on Amazon.com. I expect my review
    will be visible in a few days. I'm going to post it to
    rec.photo.digital.point+shoot soon.

    PROS: Small size, quality build, fast response times, strong flash (for
    a micro camera anyway). Very good user interface. Some innovative
    features, such as a feature that corrects the "keystone effect" distortion
    when copying rectangular documents.

    CONS: The image quality is lacking. Sharpness and color fidelity are
    significantly worse than my Canon SD10, which is a camera of similar
    size. The Canon doesn't have optical zoom, admittedly.

    Conclusion: Unless you're careless with your money (like me!) wait for
    the Canon SD30 to go on sale, about October 10. Choose carefully between
    the Canon and the Casio.
     
    David Arnstein, Aug 23, 2005
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  3. LPC

    LPC Guest

    David,

    Thanks for the tip. Heading over to amazon right now to take a glance at
    the customer reviews. I am previous owner of a Canon Sd-20. Nice little
    camera. So i can expect much worse image quality from the casio huh ?
     
    LPC, Aug 23, 2005
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  4. I prefer the expression "significantly worse." I am continuing to
    experiment with my new Exilim, and I will update my post on Amazon.com
    whenever I learn something new. After I've learned all I can, I will
    copy my final post to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot.

    The Canon SD-10 is an engineering marvel. So tiny, but its images are
    great. The reason I gave mine away is that its response times are a
    bit slow. But I miss the image quality.
     
    David Arnstein, Aug 23, 2005
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  5. LPC

    LPC Guest

    Thanks for all the help Dave. With the Ex-S500 out of the question, what
    are you feelings on the Ex-Z750? I've read some very good things about it,
    and i like the feel of it ( checked out at the local Circuit CIty ). Im not
    completley hung up on having to buy a Casio, but i really like the 640/480
    avi video capabilities.
     
    LPC, Aug 24, 2005
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  6. Your post indicates that you are considering cameras that are physically
    larger than the EX-S500. In that case, there are very many great cameras
    to choose from. I have not handled many of them, and I don't know which
    ones have the video capabilities that you seek.

    I use the Sony Cybershot DSCP200 and I consider it to be an excellent
    camera for its size. Great image quality, fast response times, and nicely
    built. I have looked at models from Canon and Panasonic that seem to be
    great. This is the limit of my experience, and I suspect that there are
    other great cameras of this size.

    By the way, I will probably keep the Exilim, and continue to exeriment
    with its settings. It is not a terrible camera, but (hindsight) I would
    have waited for the Canon SD-30, if I had known it was on the way.
     
    David Arnstein, Aug 24, 2005
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