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.
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.
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.
Summary: Casio's EXILIM EX-S1 is the smallest, thinnest and lightest (as of 7/02) digital camera in the world. The all-metal body measures only 11.3 mm thick, 88 mm wide x 55 mm high and weighing a mere 86 g, excluding the battery and memory card. The EXILIM is designed to go anywhere you go and be ready at a moment's notice to record the action unfolding around you with an incredible 0.01-second shutter lag time.