Casio Exilim

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Digital cameras are a huge growth market and there are now thousands on the market offering a mindboggling range of features at numerous different price points. The Casio EX-S20 is easily the best we've found in the 'slip unnoticed into your pocket (with flash so you can take it on nights out) yet still manages to take high quality images' category. It's a bit of a mouthful though isn't it?

Front and rear

Ridiculously thin (still the thinnest camera in the world with an LCD screen) and clad in durable steel, the Casio looks great and somehow manages to cram in a mighty 2-megapixel CCD that produces images of up to 1600x1200-resolution. 10MB of internal memory hasn't put any more meat on the Exilim, either, but should you fill that a little too quickly you can always expand the Exilim's storage capacity thanks to a Secure Digital/MultiMedia memory card slot.

Best Shot screen

Also included is the de rigeur movie mode that pumps out 30-second clips at an impressive 320x240-pixel resolution and 4x digital zoom should you need to take a shot of someone without getting too close. It's not as if you're a stalker is it? It's just that pesky restraining order that prohibits you being within 100 metres of your subject.

Rear view

Rounding off the features list is a USB docking cradle, making image transfer an absolute cinch and neatly topping up the battery level into the bargain. Then there's the Best Shot mode, a selection of presets that automatically set up aperture, shutter speed and the like for particular conditions. Not to mention the super-bright, high contrast 1.6-inch TFT LCD viewfinder that makes lining up the perfect shot an absolute breeze.

Exilim in hand

So, while the Exilim's waif-like measurements may make it eminently pocketable and you certainly can't fault the comprehensive features list, should we really be encouraging the worrying precedent this camera sets? Do we really want to see a glut of these overtly miniature marvels with more features than you can shake a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery at? Err, well if it means a true 2-megapixels in a camera only a little larger than a credit card, then the answer is a resounding yes.

Sample Video (shot with the Casio Exilim)

Streethawk Junior
Minibike Madness!

2.5MB WMV

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    Description
    (Not sure which digital camera to get? Check out our comparison guide.)

    Digital cameras are a huge growth market and there are now thousands on the market offering a mindboggling range of features at numerous different price points. The Casio EX-S20 is easily the best we've found in the 'slip unnoticed into your pocket (with flash so you can take it on nights out) yet still manages to take high quality images' category. It's a bit of a mouthful though isn't it?

    Front and rear

    Ridiculously thin (still the thinnest camera in the world with an LCD screen) and clad in durable steel, the Casio looks great and somehow manages to cram in a mighty 2-megapixel CCD that produces images of up to 1600x1200-resolution. 10MB of internal memory hasn't put any more meat on the Exilim, either, but should you fill that a little too quickly you can always expand the Exilim's storage capacity thanks to a Secure Digital/MultiMedia memory card slot.

    Best Shot screen

    Also included is the de rigeur movie mode that pumps out 30-second clips at an impressive 320x240-pixel resolution and 4x digital zoom should you need to take a shot of someone without getting too close. It's not as if you're a stalker is it? It's just that pesky restraining order that prohibits you being within 100 metres of your subject.

    Rear view

    Rounding off the features list is a USB docking cradle, making image transfer an absolute cinch and neatly topping up the battery level into the bargain. Then there's the Best Shot mode, a selection of presets that automatically set up aperture, shutter speed and the like for particular conditions. Not to mention the super-bright, high contrast 1.6-inch TFT LCD viewfinder that makes lining up the perfect shot an absolute breeze.

    Exilim in hand

    So, while the Exilim's waif-like measurements may make it eminently pocketable and you certainly can't fault the comprehensive features list, should we really be encouraging the worrying precedent this camera sets? Do we really want to see a glut of these overtly miniature marvels with more features than you can shake a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery at? Err, well if it means a true 2-megapixels in a camera only a little larger than a credit card, then the answer is a resounding yes.

    Sample Video (shot with the Casio Exilim)

    Streethawk Junior
    Minibike Madness!

    2.5MB WMV

     

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    Ships complete with:
    • Casio Exilim EX-S20 digital camera
    • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
    • USB cradle
    • USB cable
    • Special AC adaptor
    • AC power cord
    • Strap
    • Software CD containing:
      • Photo Loader for Windows & Macintosh
      • USB driver for Windows & Macintosh
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh
      • Microsoft Direct X for Windows
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows
    • Connector cover
    • Basic reference guide
    Technical Specification:

    Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch square pixel primary color CCD (2.11 million total pixels; 2 million effective pixels)
    Internal Memory 10MB (expandable - see below)
    Photo Resolution & Capacity VGA (640x480) - up to 188 photos
    SXGA (1280x960) - up to 42 photos
    UXGA (1600x1200) - up to 29 photos
    Digital Zoom
    4x
    Focusing Mode Fixed Focus
    Focus Range Appox. 1 m ~ infinity
    Lens aperture F3.2
    f = 7.5mm
    Equivalent to 36mm on 35mm camera
    Light Metering Multi Pattern Metering
    Exposure Mode Programmed AE
    Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV step
    Shutter/Shutter Speed CCD Electronic Shutter / Mechanical Shutter
    1/4 - 1/6400
    White Balance Auto/Fixed (4 modes) / Manual Switching
    Recording Mode Snapshot / BestShot / Movie
    View Finder Optical View Finder
    Flash System Auto/Fill In/Off/Red Eye Reduction
    Flash Range Approx 1 m - 2 m
    Playing mode Normal/All Repeat/One Repeat
    Expandable Memory SD Memory card/Multimedia card (MMC) compatible
    Size WxHxD 83 x 53 x 11 mm


    Minimum System Requirements
    PC: 166MHz Pentium; 64MB RAM; 10MB Minimum Hard disk Space; USB port; CD-Rom drive; Windows 98/ME/2000 & XP.
    Mac: Apple iMac/G3/G4 with USB Port; 32MB RAM; CD Drive; 3MB Minimum Hard Disk Space; Mac OS 8.6 or 9.0

    Casio Technical Helpdesk please call 020 8450 9131

     

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