Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Little Spunky $#!T, Aug 7, 2003.
I think it looks and would like to get one. Anybody have any experience with one?
Not looking good. Taken from the review at dcresource.com
How Does it Compare?
The same things that I said about the Sony DSC-U60 apply here. The Exilim EX-S3 is a nice secondary camera that you can take anywhere. If this is your first camera, I'd probably skip it -- the photo quality isn't that great, and you're really find yourself missing a zoom lens. With tiny cameras like the Casio Exilim EX-Z3 and Pentax Optio S available with 3X zooms, the non-zoom Exilims aren't that appealing anymore. Still, you get a ultra-thin camera with great performance, a good amount of features, and a top-notch playback mode. Downsides include very mediocre photo quality, no optical zoom, the tiny 10MB of on-board memory, and the average movie mode. And although I like the large 2" LCD, I don't care for its low resolution. If you're looking for a go-anywhere camera to complement your larger digicam, then this latest Casio may be worth a look.
What I liked:
Ultra-thin, all-metal body
Large (though low resolution) LCD
Many controls, even manual white balance
Handy dock for photo transfer / battery charging
Lots of useful "best shot" (scene) modes
Cool calendar, favorites, album features in playback mode
What I didn't care for:
No optical zoom
Lots of noise in photos, plus some blurriness and vignetting
No macro mode
No tripod mount
Average movie mode
10MB of on-board RAM is not much
Bundled software not Mac OS X native
As always, I recommend a trip down to your local reseller to try out the Exilim EX-S3 before you buy!
Damn, I was looking into buying one---guess not no more