Conclusion: The S880 looks great, is fast, easy to use, and shoots pretty good movies. If its images favour bright sunlight and close-up party snaps, that’s exactly what style-conscious punters will be using it for.
Pros: This Exilim couldn’t be any more up to date if it carbon offset your photography. Topping this wafer-thin metallic snapper’s abilities is shooting widescreen movies in memory efficient H.264 format with a thoroughly modern YouTube mode for near-instant uploads of ‘amusing’ videos showing your cat dressed as a vampire. If you’d rather stick with stills photography, the 8MP S880’s face detection can store biometric details of up to six people – simply take a mugshot and...
Cons: Although this is a great little camera, sharpness tends to fall off as the light fades and the autofocus is weak in most conditions. Make full use of the infinity and macro functions for best results.
Summary: Overall, the Casio Exilim Card EX-S880 is a slim, stylish snapper – it looks good, it takes lovely pictures at lower ISO settings (and when the focus is right!) and it has great auto shooting features too. It’s just a shame there are so many niggles. On final analysis, Casio has ‘pimped’ the S880 to overload and I have to ask is it all worth it? The bits that the S880 pulls off are good, and yes, the picture quality is nice when everything falls into place.
Pros: Extensive ‘Best Shot’ modes, ‘YouTube’ feature, ‘Face Recognition’ AF (and face storage feature), Price.
Cons: Inconsistency of picture quality, Inconsistent Auto Focus, Compromises made between its look, practicality and handling.
Excerpt: Casio's latest card camera, the Exilim EX-S880 , hasn't changed much since its predecessor, the S770. Resolution has been increased to 8.1 megapixels (from 7.2), the 2.8 inch LCD is the same, and the camera body is still the same slim, stylish one that we've seen before. The other new features are that the S880 has the new YouTube mode that we've seen on the other recent Casio cameras and a face detection system.
Excerpt: The EX-S880 compared to a standard Compact Disc. Continue on to Features & Controls 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.
Conclusion: It is difficult to find a truly thin digital camera that offers exceptional picture quality. The Casio Exilim EX-S880 tries hard, but does not quite hit the heights when it comes to the quality of photos it produces. That's a shame as I found it very easy to use.