Summary: I bought the Casio Exilim EX-12 camera because it got a good rating from Consumer's Report and was a fair price. It takes excellent pictures up to 10X zoom. The only thing I don't like is the instructions are only available on line and I would like to have received a complete printed Users Guide. I don't like learning to use new things and would find any camera intimidating but am doing well with it.
Summary: Previously I owned a Casio Exilim EX-Z300 which was absolutely great. I bought the Exilim EX-H5 because of the more powerful zoom. This camera is slightly bulkier and the colour of the picture is inferior to my previous camera
Summary: One of the reasons why I bought this camera was that I was starting to become unhappy with the results of my previous Casio camera. I am not quite sure what the problem was, possibly I was not focusing properly before taking a shot. Anyway I thought the solution would be to buy the latest camera and upgrade. I would put the old camera in the glove box of my car for emergencies. One aspect of my thinking was that I would have another charger and leads.
Summary: Have been a fan of the Casio Exlim series of camera's for some time having lost the last one (much missed) I decided to upgrade - this is a good basic camera, but, although the results are brilliant, it's not as responsive as my previous exlim series camera's - shame, but, the preset settings for various situations and the ease of use is still a winner.
Summary: First impressions when first handling this camera was of a quality item metal body well finished large screen sensible zoom x10 anti shake works well pictures look great but there is too much noise reduction so spoils big enlargements but for normal up to A3 size no problem detail of tree leaves or hair lose out over this size. I suspect this is normal for cameras of this type it's not a DSLR!
Summary: As a "point and shoot" sort of camera user, I am still getting used to my new camera, and working through its many features. I have used it for indoor and outdoor shots, and the quality is great. The zoom gives very good results. Many people who use digital cameras complain that they cannot see the screen in bright sunshine. I was out with a friend who has a camera that cost 3 times as much as this one, and she couldn't see hers either. Anyone know of a solution?
Casio EX-H5 is a very good digital camera at a bargin price
Tel7 "tpr99", Amazon
28 May 2011
Summary: I got this camera from Amazon about 3 months ago to replace my aging Pentax optio 5MP camera. I took it on holiday with me and the camera was fully field tested. What a wonderful camera! Most of the shots I took were in focus and rich in colour, the 10x zoom was great, very good detail at max zoom. The wide angle lens was very useful, I found that keeping the camera in best shots mode was good enough for most conditions.