Casio Exilim EX S3 Review

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Photogenie's review of Casio Exilim EX S3

★★★★★

“This Casio Exilim EX S3 is a brilliant digital camera,...”

Written on: 11/06/2004 by Photogenie (1 review written)

Good Points
Size. Instant use. Versatility.

Bad Points
Quality of optical viwfinder. Data card slot.

General Comments
This Casio Exilim EX S3 is a brilliant digital camera, although I fear fast becoming obselete but this may provide stock clearing bargains. If you ignore the full instructions, it is so easy to use. If you study the instructions then it may take some days to have the courage to use it. Casio, sometimes seems to forget it is a camera and thinks it is a gismo world time watch and alarm clock. Most features would never be used except by a techno freak. The best feature is the size and speed of use, so capture those candid moments beautifully. Battery life is good but you lose the date setting if you swap batteries, which is a curse and otherwise means carting yards of cables and a charger about. Lack of telephoto is compensated in some way by the high definition picture, which can be enlarged considerably. It is very important not to remove the memory card at some stages of use. However the card slot is unprotected and placed in such a way that pressing the shutter button too firmly can cause your thumb at the bottom of the camera to press the card in, thus releasing it. Owners would soon get used to this but care is needed if handing it to another user. Composing on the screen is bound to cause some camera shake. Using the optical viewfind would prevent this and also would save batteries but the viewfinder was sourced from a christmas cracker factory and has not been engineered to the standard of the rest of the camera. It is OK on width but not on height, leaving you with headless shots or the tops of buildings missing, unless you make a generous allowance.

All in all this is camera you will never wish to part with. Keeping it (well wrapped) in your pocket at all times, is the best way not to lose it and you will always be able to capture the most unexpected moment crisply and with every last detail.

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  • Ease of Use

  • Value For Money

  • Battery Life

  • 1 - 4 Weeks

    Time Digital Camera Owned

  • Image Quality

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