Summary: My Casio EX-FC100 review reveals a digital camera that is one of those models that excels in a few areas, primarily high-speed video and continuous-shot still imaging, which will make it a great camera for those needing those features. Few small, stylish cameras can match the high-speed capabilities of this Casio model, either with video or with still images.
Pros: Offers great high-speed image capture, Offers strong high-speed video capture, Stylish model, Good LCD screen, 5X optical zoom lens is above average
Cons: Close-up image quality could be better, Price is a little high for point and shoot model, 9.1 megapixels is below average, Low-light performance could be better, Can be difficult to hold without inadvertently pressing buttons
Excerpt: After the release of Casio’s EX-FH20 digital camera, it was only a matter of time until the company trickled down the technology of high-speed shooting and HD video capture to a pocketable point-and-shoot. The FH-20, as you recall, is Casio’s follow-up to their flagship digital camera with high-speed shooting, the EX-F1.
Summary: At $349, Casio's Exilim EX-FC100 is a solid high-end point-and-shoot but with a couple of drawbacks. Macro mode is a pain to access, and this camera is on the heavy side, even though it has a generous 5X zoom. What makes the EX-FC100 a gem is its fast speeds, slow-motion video, and HD shooting, a unique combination of features you'll get only from Casio.
Summary: Digital cameras have come a long way very quickly, with phenomenal capabilities and incredible technological features being expected from even the most mundane models now. The Casio EXILIM EX-FC100 fits the mold of an advanced digital camera , but it is far from a basic gadget. The Casio EXILIM EX-FC100 offers stellar continuous-shooting frame rates and some of the finest video-capture abilities seen thus far from a point-and-shoot camera.
Summary: With the EX-FC100, Casio takes what was formerly a novel feature in much larger, prosumer-oriented cameras and puts it in a small, relatively affordable package for consumers. One practical use, which the folks at Casio pointed out to me, is the demand for the high-speed video and image capture in a variety of sports; particularly in learning environments.
Excerpt: The Casio EX-FC100 is an extremely well-made, very compact digital camera, with a stylish dark grey metal body and excellent overall finish. It's easily small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, despite featuring a fairly versatile 5x optical zoom lens that's equivalent to a focal length of 37-185mm. The maximum aperture is a rather average f/3.6 at the wide end, but a more respectable f/4.5 at the other extreme of the zoom range.
Summary: : The Casio Exilim FC100 is a very good compact camera offering a 9 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation, a 2.7" screen, and HD video recording. All this in any ordinary camera would be quite good, however, the Casio uses a 9 megapixel CMOS sensor that allows high speed shooting, much like the Ricoh CX1 , however, by reducing the resolution to 6 megapixels the FC100 can shoot at an amazing 30fps!
Pros: Quite easy to use, Compact and stylish metal body available in black or white, Excellent HD 720p video mode (16:9 aspect ratio, 30fps etc), Excellent High Speed video modes upto 1000fps, Very good build quality and switches, Good image quality - excellent colour, 5x optical zoom lens with anti-shake sensor, 30fps shooting at 6 megapixels, Excellent 2.7" screen - works well in bright sunlight, Very good macro mode, Quick performance - very quick playback mode, Lag corr...
Cons: Some noise visible at ISO100, Some purple fringing (but generally very low), Some options (Macro mode) in Menu not easily accessible, Soft images noise reduction greatly reduces detail as the ISO setting increases, Buttons / options on the back of the camera can be confusing, No hand grip can result in the camera being switched on while it's in your pocket, Lacks exposure bracketing / HDR features which is a shame considering the camera is capable of 30fps shooting (s...