Casio EX-S880 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-S880





Record Modes


(Note: Please excuse the quality of some screen captures, the EX-S880 does not have video out when in record mode so we had to take these from the user's manual.)



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Here you can see the Panel display, using the typical Auto record mode. Along the right hand side of the frame are icons for Image size/quality, Flash mode, Self-timer, Face Detect AF, Anti-Shake, ISO, White balance, EV compensation, and the Time. On the right you can also see the live histogram display. This "Panel" is actually a shortcut menu. Pressing the SET button in the center of the 4-way controller allows you to toggle settings. A very "cool" feature.


Casio Exilim EX-S880


Pressing the DISPlay button along the top of the LCD gives you access to the Display menu. Here you can enable or disable the Panel display (shown above), determine the amount of Info. displayed, adjust the brightness, and change the type (Dynamic, Vivid, Real, Night, Power Saving).



Casio Exilim EX-S880


Press the "BS" (BestShot) button to select the Record mode:
  • Auto - Program AE snapshot mode
  • Best Shot "scene" modes:
      Portrait, Scenery, Portrait with Scenery, Children, Sports, Candlelight Portrait, Party, Pet, Flower, Natural Green, Autumn Leaves, Soft Flowing Water, Splashing Water, Sundown, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Text, Collection, For eBay, Backlight, Anti Shake, High Sensitivity, Monochrome, Retro (sepia), Twilight, Layout, Layout2, Auto Framing, Old Photo, Business Card and Documents, White Board, Silent, Short Movie, Past Movie, For YouTube, Voice Recording, and Register (custom build your own BS mode)


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    When taking a shot of a business card, document, whiteboard, or similarly shaped object from an angle, it can cause the subject to appear angularly distorted. Business card/Document and White board/etc. modes automatically correct the shape of rectangular objects to make them appear like the camera was positioned directly in front of them.



    Casio Exilim EX-S880


    Here is a screen showing the framing Grid display. You activated this via the record menu. This is a helpful framing guide to ensure you get level shots.



    Casio Exilim EX-S880


    The EX-S880 can record high quality motion video at 848x480 (UHQ Wide, HQ Wide), 640x480 (UHQ, HQ, Normal), 320x240 (LP) with sound. The length is only limited by the capacity of your memory card and the life of your battery (maximum size of 4GB). The zoom can not be used while recording, but can be preset before. Motion video clips are encoded in H.264/AVC MOV format.


    Casio Exilim EX-S880





    Casio Exilim EX-S880


    The EX-S880 can also be used like an audio recorder. Approx. 25 minutes can be recorded using the internal memory. When using optional memory card the length is limited only by available memory, file size is 5.5KB per second. Standard Windows WAVE/ADPCM ".WAV" format.



    Casio Exilim EX-S880


    MENU (REC tab):
      Focus - AF, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, MF
      Continuous - Normal Speed, High Speed, Flash Cont., Zoom Cont., Off
      Self Timer - 10 sec, 2 Sec, x3, Off
      Face Recognition - Family First, Normal, Off, Priority, Record Family, Edit Family
      Anti Shake - Auto, Off
      AF Area - Spot, Multi, Tracking
      AF Assist Light - On, Off
      Digital Zoom - On, Off
      R/L Key - Allows you to set the right and left keys to different functions
      Quick Shutter - On, Off
      Audio Snap - On, Off
      Grid - On, Off
      Review - On, Off
      Icon Help - On, Off
      Memory - Remembers the settings for the next time you start the camera

    MENU (Quality tab):

      Size - 8m (3264x2448), 8m 3:2 (3264x2176), 8m 16:9 (3264x1840), 6m (2816x2112), 4m (2304x1728), 2m (1600x1200), VGA (640x480)
      Snapshot Quality - Fine, Normal, Economy
      Movie Quality - UHQ, UHQ Wide, HQ, HQ Wide, Normal, LP
      EV Shift - Exposure compensation ±2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
      White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Fluorescent N, Fluorescent D, Tungsten, and Manual
      ISO - Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800
      Metering - Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
      Dynamic Range - Expand +2, Expand +1, Off
      Portrait Refiner - Noise Filter +2, Noise Filter +1, Off
      Color Filter - Off, BW, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
      Sharpness +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
      Saturation +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
      Contrast +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
      Flash Intensity +2, +1, 0, -1, -2
      Flash Assist - Auto or Off




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