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Casio Exilim EX-S10 – A Review

January 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last updated on May 27, 2011

The Red color Casio Exilim has a full part number EX-S10RD ( The RD indicating the Red Color). Amazon has the overall customer rating for 4 stars indicating high customer satisfaction level.

Notice that the camera may not have improved upon some of the optical areas even though it has a higher 10 Megapixel resolution. The picture may lack white balance and it turn out to be blurry at slightest shakes.

Casio Exilim EX-S10 – A Review

This thin tiny camera is available at Walmart for under $200 as on Jan 14, 2008. Its thin size makes it fit into the shirt pocket with ease. If you do put it in your shirt pocket, be careful when you bend as you will regret seeing this nice 10 megapixel camera break.

Besides a 10 Megapixel resolution, tis camera  has a 3x optical zoom, ability to record H.264 iTunes compatible video and ability to capture video in Youtube compatible format.

Viewfinder

The camera has a decent big size LCD viewfinder which gives a crisp, sharp and bright image. It does not has  an optical viewfinder.

Picture Quality

For a slim camera of this size the picture quality is superb. At  ISO levels of 50, 100, and 200, are very clear and there is no sign of graininess. At ISO 400, the images start to show some noise . At ISO 800 and ISO 1600 you will find noise and grain in the images.If you are concerned with the image quality in low light conditions this is not the best camera for you. But, otherwise the image quality is superb.

Battery life

The battery should last at least 150 pictures once charged. That is enough for one full session of a party or an outing. The charging takes just half an hour.

Pros :

1. 10 Megapixel camera.

2. H.264 video coding.

Cons :

1. The camera does not have a mechanical stabilization. So be careful not to move your hand as you take picures.

2. The manual is cumbersome as they try to put 7 languages in a single manual.

Specifications

The specification is being reproduced from Casio Exilim

Resolution: 10.1 Megapixel
Light Sensitivity: Supports from ISO 100 to  ISO 1600, ISO auto

Shutter Speed Range : 1/2000 sec to 4 sec
Still Image Format: JPEG
Video Capture Formats: Supports all common Video formats including H.264 – 848 x 480 – 30 fps ¦ H.264 – 640 x 480 – 30 fps ¦ H.264 – 320 x 240 – 15 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second, 4 frames per second (2Mpix)
Optical Zoom: 3 x
Type: Zoom lens – 6.3 mm – 18.9 mm – f/2.8-5.3
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 36 – 108mm
Min Focus Range: 15.7 in
Macro Focus Range: 15-50cm
Lens Aperture: F/2.8-5.3
Display TFT active matrix – 2.6″ – color
Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Camera Flash
Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, soft
Effective Flash Range: 8 in – 9 ft

Additional Features
Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec
Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PictBridge support, Anti-Shake DSP, face detection, YouTube capture mode
Battery
Supported Battery Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
Cables Included: USB cable ¦ A/V cable

Dimensions
Width:     3.7 in
Height:     2.2 in
Depth:     0.6 in
Weight:     4 oz

Conclusion :

The camera lives upto the expectation. My main concern is slightly higher price  at it current price of $200. I believe that if casio can bring down the price to $150 it can become a mass success.

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