Summary: Wanted this camera since reviews said it had very good panoramic and video capabilities in addition to std photo and was reasonably priced. Ordered from Japan since this is not available in US. Camera works great including panoramic mode.
Excerpt: Ok, so I got this camera from Hong Kong 2 days ago. Paid $750 for it. It's really, really good. Except for one thing. It's huge. I thought it would be the same size as most of the small pocket cameras, but it's twice that size.
Summary: I bought this for troubleshooting high speed industrial equipment where I work. As a regular point and shoot camera, it's great. I was hoping for much better resolution on the high speed video (aka super slow-motion video).
Summary: This does everything I wanted. The 1000 fps video works ok, you can clearly see the action. The zoom is great. When taking regular photos, the rolling shutter is pretty slow, for example I tried to take a picture of lightning using burst mode and the bolt only ever appears in a few horizontal lines.
Great slow motion movies, wish it had 60fps HD mode
P. Chen, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: I bought this for the high speed movies that Casio has a reputation for. It works very well, and was cheaper and more suitable for recording myself playing tennis than, say the Go Pro Hero Black. I was worried that the delivery from Japan would take awhile, but it arrived within a week!
Summary: So the main reason I purchased this was for the high speed video recording. The price is really good since I don't have the money for a really expensive high speed camera. Pros: *Great high speed video (the quality when recording at 1000 FPS leaves a little to be desired but overall High Speed is...
Summary: And this looks like it will do exactly what I want. However.. using it as a still camera under low light conditions, the playbacks on the camera monitor appeared out of focus. When downloaded and on a computer monitor, they were in focus. Click away!
Summary: A bit disappointed with image noise visible even at iso80. But very soon realized I was compared it with prosumers and DSLRs with much larger senor. Noise is expected for such small senor at 100% crop. The 'Premium Auto Pro' mode of this cam actually done a lot of post processing.