Excerpt: I had a S1 and an S3 so this is a follow on for me. Great metal case and S1.(S3 coating wore off) The benifit of toggling between flash options without going to menu. Wonderful portability of a true pocket (even shirt) camera. Will go anywhere.
Excerpt: I'm a contractor and record all phases of remodel and construction. The Ex-S600 has taken over 12,000 high quality images that I regularly forward to clients. It seems to work very well in all lighting situations and I love the 'best shot' feature.
Summary: I would go with a higher mega pixel Casio if you want to do anything with the photos on your computer. But this Exilim style is an excellent point-and-shoot. I like the build and the way it fits in my hands for such a small object. Some people have wrote up that it is fragile.
Pros: Nice and small for carry around. Pretty good photos. Easy to use menus and buttons. Single hand operation is easy if you want to take pictures over a crowd. I like it enough to buy the 12 Meg brother.
Cons: Battery dead upon arrival. Wouldn't charge. I needed one within the next couple of days for a trip, so had to buy a battery. Casio sent me a new one about two weeks later. The pictures are a bit grainy to me. But then I am use to my 8 Meg Nikon.
Summary: An excellent camera with lots of features. The menus aren't too difficult to use and the instruction manuel is sparse, but the camera works great in any light and has produced some GREAT pictures for me. Two thumbs up.
Summary: Excellent camera and a reliable brand. Does what it is intended on doing. Battery life is great. Had a shipping error which started with egg's strict shipping policy. Had it delivered to a wrong address which we moved out of about 2 weeks before.
Summary: Update - I had some problems with the lcd display recently. The problem was covered under the normal Canon America warrant and the camera was returned in better condition than when I sent it! I was out $12 for insured shipping to them, but everything else was covered.
Summary: I bought this to replace my aging Optio S, which was a tough act to follow. That thing was tiny (fits in an Altoids box!) and has decent photo quality. I wanted something with higher resolution and decent video, but I was not ready to sacrifice in size because I take my camera with me a lot.