Spotlight on “Casio Ex-S5 Digital Camera” (Review)

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divider3 A LITTLE ABOUT CASIO EX-S5 DIGITAL CAMERA:

For those of you that are truly technical savvy. Here is some technical details on the NEW Casio EX-S5 digital camera. This little camera packs a big punch in its’ capabilities.EX-Z1-S5_PE_ff2

  • 10-megapixel resolution
  • 3x optical zoom; 2.7-inch widescreen LCD
  • State-of-the-art Exilim Engine 4.0; Dynamic Photo function
  • HD Movie function
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Available Colors: Blue, Black, Gold, Silver, Pink and Purple
  • Display: 2.7 inch Wide TFT Color LCD
  • Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-80)
  • Storage Media: SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card Compatible
  • Optical Zoom: 3x
  • Digital Zoom: 4x (12x In Combination with Optical Zoom)
  • Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
  • Focus Type: Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Exposure Metering: Multi-pattern, Center Weighted, Spot By Imaging Element
  • Exposure Control: Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation: Minus 2EV to Plus 2EV (In 1/3EV Steps)
  • Picture Quality: 10.34 megapixels
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2 to 1/2000 Second
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day, White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual
  • Light Sensitivity: Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
  • Included Flash Types: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
  • File Formats: Still Images: JPEG; Movies: AVI, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM; Audio: WAV
  • Width: 3.8 inches
  • Depth: 0.7 inches
  • Height: 2.2 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • What’s in the box: EX-S5 Camera, Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, Battery Charger, USB Cable, AV Cable, Strap, CD-ROM**


divider3 WHAT DOES THE IE MOMMY THINK?:

Now, for those of  you…that need a real life, honest to goodness opinion. Here it is:

The Casio Ex-S5 is the perfect camera to “drop and go”. Drop it in your purse and away  you go. You are ready to capture any moment, any memory and any adventure! The Ex-S5 is a 10 mega pixel camera so you know that you are going to capture crisp, clear photos.

If you are a regular visitor to the IE Mommy you know I love taking pictures. I take most of my pictures with my beloved Nikon D40. But that camera is large and not easy to carry with me on day to day events. I have wanted a compact digital camera for a very, very l-o-n-g time.  So I was overjoyed to review the Casio EX-S5. EX-Z1-S5_PE_b

When I learned that it was 3x zoom, 10 mega pixels and contained a HD Movie function. I was in heaven. The camera also offers YouTube Capture Mode, which records and saves movies at the ideal settings for the world’s largest video sharing site, YouTube. Recorded video can be easily uploaded to YouTube using the special included computer software.**

I was smiling and dancing when I opened the package to find a dynamic, petite purple power house! I have carried this camera everywhere since I received it.  Snapping away at everything and everyone.

We went to Disneyland, birthday parties, family events, church, farmer’s markets and shopping and the Ex-S5 went with me! It definitely withstood the test. My favorite feature was the “Auto Shake”.…I know kind of a weird favorite. But when you set the camera with this particular feature your photos will not be blurry even if you hand is shaking. You know like when you are in a car or playing with the kids outside!

Plus for the Fashion Diva in us all…check out these fun features:

Focus frames
As well as the rectangular focusing frame usually displayed on the LCD monitor, users can choose designs such as a heart or a butterfly for the frame design. When the camera is correctly focused, a beautiful heart can be displayed, and when correct focus is not achieved the heart pattern breaks up. This makes it easy to ensure correct focus, and it is fun, too** I have mine set up for a birthday candle…that blows out every time you snap a picture

Menu screens
Menu screens can be freely selected from a total of six colors — black, chocolate, cinnamon, rose, sky blue and olive green.** Love it! I have the rose set up to match my camera, of course!

My photos were quick and easy to download. The quality was superb. I truly could not have found a better camera then this little powerhouse that found me! Check out some of my photos and then go get yourself a Casio EX-S5!

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THE PROOF:

Rich, vibrant colors. Easy to use. Easy to download photos. Portable, perfect and practical. Love it! Get it! The Casio Ex-S5!


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**Information obtained from the Casio Ex-S5 Press Kit and/or Website.

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~ by iemommy on July 17, 2009.

 
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