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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Excerpt: The EX-S880 is remarkably thin at just 17mm from front to back. In fact, it's almost too thin - the smooth design leaves very little to cling on to and the top-mounted buttons are fiddly. The deep red glossy finish looks great but it picked up quite a few scratches during our review period. A docking station is supplied for charging the battery and transferring images, which is handy when you're at home but more bulk to carry when travelling.