Summary: This camera exceeds all picture quality expectations. I would have given a 5 star if instructions had come in English and if it had come with a stand alone battery charger vs charging through the camera. Casio makes a great point and shoot. Love the triple shot and art modes. Highly recommend this camera.
CAN'T READ JAPANESE? I AM HERE TO HELP YOU QUICKLY TURN THE CAMERA FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH!
17 November 2013
Summary: If you do not speak/read Japanese and bought this camera---I AM HERE TO HELP YOU QUICKLY TURN THE CAMERA FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH!!! I LOVE Casio cameras-- I feel they are the best in the dark and take high quality pictures and is reliable! Wanted to upgrade my version, read all about this and felt this was it-- I almost returned it because I was going NUTS trying to change it from Japanese to English (spent over an hour).
Excerpt: I have been using this camera for 2 weeks now. The obvious thing about this camera is its very fast. Start up in 1 sec, focus lock, snap and the next snap. It is really fast. I'm starting to like this camera. I can continuously take photos and the camera just let me. Most of the time I am on premium Auto (pA) and doing macro shot on P. Normally I shot on A mode but this camera has only 2 steps of aperture from biggest to smallest. Dont make much sense shooting in A mode.
Summary: The startup and shot to shot speeds seem to be the best of any compact camera so far and shots in poor lighting are much less noisy than cameras with a CCD sensor. Macro and super macro are good, depth of focus in good light adequate for many things. Battery life seems longer than the manufacturers 515 shots, it's almost adequate for a whole weekends shooting. If buying spare batteries it is worth paying for decent ones as many cheap versions will be disappointing.
Summary: I haven't tried out the new camera in detail yet. It's more advance and complicated to use than the Casio Exilim that I have. However I have all the faith in this camera. As with all the camera purchase in US or in HongKong, the package should come along with the protective casing or carrying pouch. May be Your office should advise the seller/ manuf for future sale.