Excellent value for slow mo video, capturing stills, and panoramas
5 May 2013
Summary: Excellent value if you need/want any of the niche features such as slow motion high frames per second stills and panoramic. The excuse to but this was the kiddo's science fair project, to capture diet Coke and mento's fountains' heights (camera was mounted on a tripod). Did this great (even taught the kid a lessons in checking settings and listening to directions, LOL). We are pleased with photo quality and ease of use.
Summary: I purchased this camera primarily to have a relatively inexpensive high-speed camera in a point-and-shoot sized package. It has vastly exceeded my expectations in all categories. For an example of what a novice is capable of producing with this Casio gem, please visit YouTube and go to /watch?
Exilim - great for high-speed videos and lots more
6 January 2013
Summary: The camera arrived in perfect condition from TNT-Japan. I have used it for many tests. I have several "prosumer" Canon cameras, so I bought this Casio for one special purpose - high-speed videos (up to 1000 fps!). I found it is good for many other purposes, too. It has a great range of abilities. The high-speed videos have low resolution (224 x 64 at 1000 fps, 224 x 160 at 480 fps), but that's still great for a camera less than $300.
Summary: I purchased this camera about 18 months ago specifically for machine analysis using the high frame rate capability. At 240 FPS it takes more then adequate movies even in ambient room light. In fact I have never needed to use a high powered flood light I purchased for this work. To purchase a "professional" high speed camera would cost several thousand dollars. The price of this camera was less then the cost of renting one.
Summary: I use this camera mostly for work .I take a lot of pictures for my technical reports and slow motion movie to analyse the kinetic of the machine that cannot be seen at naked eye. This camera does the job of a $35,000.00 high speed camera in some cases.... The only weak point is the definition at 1000 F/s and the lighting at the speed.
Summary: At first I used the camera just to fulfill my amateur photography hobby as I had my Nikon Coolpix S570 everywhere I went. However, I started to fall in love with this camera as the picture results and recovery speed (shoot again and again) were incredibly amazing - compared with my Nikon (without flash in a daylight). Even with flash still, the flash recovery speed is great. The flash is quite fast (won't hurt your eyes) but the result is great.
Summary: I bought this camera for two reasons: (1) Casio and (2) HDR (High-Dynamic Range) capability. This camera delivers! Casio? Yes Casio. Casio has the best image-processing software in the business. The build quality is superb. The optics -- outstanding. The battery life -- exceptional. But the HDR feature is remarkable.