Summary: I bought the camera for the high speed feature but have found it to be full of other easy to use features. I was a bit concerned before buying it that it is sold directly from a firm in Japan but it arrived in only a few days after placing the order. I really like it.
Summary: I've just finished charging this camera, so will update later. Thank you to all who mentioned that the User Manual is in Japanese! I simply downloaded the User Guide in English from Casio's website, and saved it to my computer. No problem to set the camera language to English. :) It includes an AC Adapter, which is fine for American or other charging, as it is 110 - 240 volts input, which covers everyone.
Summary: Bought this camera just for sports applications. I really needed a high-speed camera for slo-motion analysis at 1000 fps. What I found was that even at 240 fps, the slo-mo quality was awesome. Great camera for golf and bowling swing analysis!
Summary: I ordered this in mid-May from Japan. I received within 15 days or in about 2 weeks. It would be very difficult to find this camera with the features I was looking for at such low price around the World.
Summary: Shipping was great and fast (from Japan). Switching the language wasn't a problem. The camera works as expected. I'm happy with the high speed function which is one of the main reasons I chose this camera. Just remember if you are going high speed, you need lots of LIGHT.
Summary: The CASIO Exilim line of cameras has served me well as a casual camera for a long time, and this is the fourth time I've upgraded inside the line. This time I went for the import model, to get all the bells and whistles. The camera is great, but when I ran into a charging issue, this vendor was completely unable to help.
Summary: This camera is amazing, and I use it much more than my camcorder. The full-HD video looks great, and the slow-motion footage is incredible. For the price range that you are paying, the quality is great. The pictures look great as well! Very inexpensive camera with so many features. If you would like to see some slow-motion footage, check out my YouTube channel!
Summary: The main reason why i got this camera is for its high speed video mode, after playing with it for a bit it definitely has alot more to offer. The high speed video shoots at 1000fps , not too many other cameras even come close to that in this price range. The zoom is amazing, and it has a auto tracking focus that rocks. The HDR ART mode takes the photo and makes the colors very interesting.
Excerpt: As far as I can tell, there is no camera out there that can shoot 30 frames per second. If you like to do action shots, and you want to be able to simply hand the camera to your friend and say "when I hit the jump, just hold down the button and follow me" there is no other choice. I have so many great pics of me and my friends at the apex of some action shot, simply by picking 1 from the 30 that was the best.
Summary: Apparently after two week you will receive a bill from the shipping company for duties and taxes. According to fedex they can assign shipper can mark a box and make you liable to pay these fees. At the shippers discretion. So whatever the price of the item please add an additional $14 to it for tax on a $323 item. The reason I rate this a 1 is because the seller should have disclosed this information and made me aware of it.