Excerpt: The new Casio Exilim EX-M1 (sounds like "extra slim," right?) looks like the camera of the future. Barely bigger than a handful of business cards, the Exilim is a remarkably capable camera given its 3.5-ounce weight. The Exilim is small enough to keep in your pocket all the time, so you'll never be caught without a camera. The Exilim features a 1.2-megapixel sensor and a fixed-focus, nonzooming lens equivalent to a 37-mm lens on a 35-mm camera.
Excerpt: At 2.2 by 3.5 by 0.4 inches (HWD), the ultrasophisticated, silver-colored, all-metal $299.99 (direct) Exilim EX-S1 is small, smart, and sexy. The Exilim, a recent winner in PC Magazine's Best of PC Expo awards, has lots of big-camera features, like an f2.5 aspherical lens, built-in flash, video-recording capabilities, 1.6-inch LCD viewfinder, swappable lithium ion battery, and stylish docking station/recharger.
you have a camera this small, you've gotta have a proprietary battery.
Casio uses one called the NP-20, which seems familiar for some reason.
This 2.3 Watt/hour battery will get you about 80 minutes of juice
per charge, according to Casio. Charging the battery (in the USB
cradle) takes two hours.
Pros: The ultimate small camera -- it's just plain cool!, Robust operation, Built-in memory plus a SD/MMC slot, Decent photo quality for a tiny camera, Many controls, even manual white balance, Handy dock for photo transfer / battery charging
Cons: No optical zoom (can't see how they'd do it), No sound recording on EX-S1 model (get the EX-M1 for that), No macro mode, No tripod mount, Buttons on top of camera plus the four-way switch need a redesign, Pricey
Excerpt: 1. Introduction I've always been interested in photography throughout most of my life. Last year I switched from using a traditional SLR camera to a digital camera with the Canon G1. However, the G1 presented a small problem for me. There were plenty of instances where I wanted to take snapshots using a simple portable small camera instead of lugging around the G1.
Excerpt: Physical Views The diminuitive Casio EX-S1 can hide behind a credit card ! Go to Page Two (press release) Casio's Exilim Card Camera Wins PC Magazine's 'Best of Show' Award In the Personal Technology Category Product honored for its sleek, trend setting design and functionality DOVER, N.J., July 11 -- Casio, Inc.