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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little camera for shooting slow-mo., April 6, 2009
This review is from: Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100 9.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Black) (Electronics)
As a simple point and shoot, this camera delivers a ton of options geared towards non-experienced photographers, meaning, no manual controls. But on the flip-side it gives you a whole bunch of custom shooting modes. Almost to the point where it feels like a type of pseudo-manual control. Instead of setting you aperture to wide open for portraits, you just set it for portrait shooting. Instead of setting a high shutter speed at your kid's soccer game, you set it to high-speed sports. I can live with that.

As for video, the title of this review sums it up. Don't expect to shoot anything of real quality with this camera. First of all, you need a lot of light. Otherwise, the noise is pretty bad. Secondly, this being a CMOS sensor, the jello-effect is pretty pervasive. Plan on using a tripod or monopod whenever possible. Handheld footage is pretty awful, even with the stabilizer turned on.

Despite this, I did have fun recording my golf swing at 210fps. And when it comes down to it, this camera is meant for fun and it delivers.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2009 4:48:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2009 4:58:50 PM PST
This is the type of feedback I am interested in. I was thinking of buying this camera; however, now I am not. I need a point and shoot that takes a good quality pic in low light and the same with video. The older Z compact model would take a video in low light and it would look as though there was more light in the room. It also took great pics if the subject was directly in the sun. I wish Casio would stop swapping out quality functions. It is almost as bad as trying to purchase a multifunction pc. Thank you for your honesty.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 3:47:35 PM PST
If you want the features of a "high end" camera, you need to pay for those features. At this price, what do you realistically expect?
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