A&P What are your thoughts on the new Casio Exilim 3.2MP?

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  1. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I think it looks :cool: and would like to get one. Anybody have any experience with one?
     
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    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    Not looking good. Taken from the review at dcresource.com
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/casio/exilim_s3-review/index.shtml



    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
    Robust performance
    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
    Redeye
    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!
     
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  3. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Damn, I was looking into buying one---guess not no more :sad2:
     

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