Casio EX-S880 Review

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Casio Exilim EX-S880

Review posted 10/24/2007

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The 8.1-megapixel EXILIM Card EX-S880 is the latest addition to the popular EXILIM Card series, known for its thin, credit-card size models. Like many of Casio's models, the EX-S880 offers loads of high-end features and BestShot shooting modes, like YouTube Capture mode, all packed in a stylish and ultra-compact shell.

This new model also features a blur reduction function that uses motion analysis technology, an auto- tracking AF system, and face detection technology. The combination of face detection technology and the auto-tracking AF system ensures that, once the focus locks on to a person's face, it will stay sharp and maintain the right exposure, even if the person moves.

Exclusive to the Casio EXILIM line of digital cameras in the U.S., and featured in the EX-S880 and the is the eBay® BestShot Mode. eBay mode takes photos at a size that is image optimized for display on eBay, allowing picture takers to more quickly and easily create photos for selling items on eBay. For ease of use, eBay photos are stored in a special eBay directory.

Exilim EX-S880 Features:

  • 8-Megapixel effective CCD imager, 3x optical zoom w/auto macro
  • Stylish, durable and light-weight metal exterior
  • Large 2.8-inch TFT color LCD
  • Anti Shake provides higher sensitivity, faster shutter speed prevents image blurring to hand or subject movement
  • 39 "BEST SHOT" scene modes set the camera for easy to difficult situations.
  • Attach up to 30-second audio memos to still images at capture or later.
  • Record voice-only audio
  • H.264/AVC (MOV format) high-quality movies at 848x480/640×480/320x240
  • Movie Best Shot, Past Movie, Short Movie, YouTube and in-camera movie editing
  • 9-point autofocus system with selectable AF modes: Multi, Spot, or Tracking AF
  • Face Detection technology with Family First (Face Priority) function
  • ISO sensitivity from 64 to 800 or Automatic (up to ISO1600 in High Sensitivity mode)
  • Built-in flash with Red Eye Reduction and Flash-assist function
  • Adjustments for Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
  • USB 2.0 (high-speed) data transfer to PC or Mac computers
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery (up to 220 shots) and charging cradle included
  • 10.8 Megabytes of internal memory and SD/SDHC/MMC/MMC PLus card slot for memory expansion
  • ExifPrint, PRINT Image Matching III, USB Direct-Print, and PictBridge compatible

The EX-S880 is available in red and black with an MSRP of $249.99, and ships with: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, and CD- ROM.

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Casio Exilim EX-S880

Casio Exilim EX-S880

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Casio Exilim EX-S880

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Casio Exilim EX-S880

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Casio EX-S880 Specifications

Imaging Elements 1/2.5-inch square pixel primary color CCD (8.29 million total pixels; 8.1-million effective pixels)
Recording Formats Still Images: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compatible
Movies: H.264/AVC, MOV format
Audio: WAV (MONO)
Recording Medium: Internal flash memory (approx. 10.8 MB recordable area), SD/SDHC memory card, MMC/MMC Plus compatible
Image recording pixels Snapshots: 3264×2448 / 3264×2176(3:2) / 3264×1840 (16:9) / 2816×2112 / 2304×1728 / 1600×1200 / 640×480 pixels
Movies: 848×480 (UHQ Wide/HQ wide) / 640×480(UHQ/HQ/Normal) / 320×240(LP)
6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens; F2.7(W) to F5.2(T), f=6.2(W) to 18.6(T)mm (equivalent to approximately 38 to 114 mm when converted to 35mm film)
Zoom: 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom (12X total when optical and digital zooms are used in combination)
Focal point
Contrast type AF (selectable between Spot, 9-point Multi, or Tracking); Macro mode; Pan Focus, Infinity mode; Manual focus
Focus Length: Normal: 15.75" to infinity
Macro: 5.91" to 19.69" * varies with optical zoom
Exposure Control: Light metering method: multi-pattern, center-weighted, CCD spot
Control method: program AE
Exposure compensation: +/-2EV (1/3 EV units)
Shutter: CCD electronic / mechanical shutter;
Program AE: 1/2 to 1/2000 sec. shutter speed
Night Scene BestShot: 4 to 1/2000 sec. shutter speed
Aperture: Auto; F2.7/F8.0 [using wide angle] * varies with optical zoom
White Balance: Auto / Fixed (6 modes) / Manual
Sensitivity setting: Snapshot; Auto /ISO64/ISO100/ISO200/ISO400/ISO800, Movie; Auto
Shoot and Recording Functions: Still image with audio; Continuous shooting; Self-timer; Macro; BEST SHOT (39 scenes); Movies with audio; Voice Recording
Self-timer: 10 sec. or 2 sec., Triple Self-timer
Internal Flash: Flash Modes: Auto, Off, On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Approximate Range: Approx. .49' to 12.8' (W), approx. 1.31' to 6.56' (T)
Rapid Flash: Approx. 1.31' to 5.58' (W), approx. 1.31' to 2.95' (T)
Viewfinder: LCD Monitor
Monitor Screen: 2.8-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 230,400 pixels (960×240)
Timekeeping Function Date and time recorded with image data; auto calendar up to 2049
World Time: 162 cities (32 time zones); city names, date and time, summer time (daylight saving time)
Input/Output Terminals: USB cradle connector
USB: USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
Audio: Microphone (mono); speaker (mono)
Power Requirements Proprietary lithium ion rechargeable battery (NP-20)
Battery Life Approx. 220 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous Playback: Approx. 4 hr. (still images)
Continuous Recording: approx. 5 hr. 10 min. (voice recording)
Dimensions: 3.72" (W) x 2.38" (H) x .68" (D) (excluding projections, thinnest point .54")
Weight: Approx. 4.52 oz (without batteries and accessories)
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, AC power cord, strap, CD-ROM

NOTE: These Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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