Casio has a large selection of cameras with a variety of different features to choose from. Casio was established in 1957 and markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, business projectors, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.
I was recently sent The EX-S8 Exilim Digital Camera in pink.
A sleek sturdy body with a casual feel, the EX-S8 offers 12.1 Megapixels and a 4X zoom in a thin body measuring only 0.78". It also offers YouTube™ Capture Mode (upload and share videos). The EX-S8 is fresh and fashionable, making it your perfect everyday camera.
I've owned several cameras over the years, but I've never had a pink one! I squealed when I opened the box to my new girlified camera. It is so tiny and right up my alley. Like the other Casio cameras I've had, it did not come with an SD card. It has 16.9MB built in flash memory, but I purchased an SD card so that it could hold many more pictures.
This is the camera that I now keep in my diaper bag at all times. It is a tad bigger than the Exilim EX-S12, but hardly enough to notice! It measures 3.8”(W) x 2.2”(H) x 0.77”(D).
YouTube Capture Mode- Just by pressing the movie button, widescreen movies can be recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The camera also offers YouTube Capture Mode, which records and saves movies at the ideal settings for uploading to YouTube™.
This is a completely random video so that you can see the quality. My brother was putting a piece of food up to her face to make her go cross eyed while we were at the mall one day. Keep in mind that it was AFTER Evan had his finger on the lens, so it would probably be a little more clear if i would have wiped the lens off.
Best Shot- Allows you to program the camera according to the scene, lighting, or type of picture that you want to take. The S8 has 23 Best Shot Modes including two unique modes that activate the shutter when the subject enters or leaves the frame. If you want to capture an image of a hummingbird in this mode, you can focus on the flower. Then, when the hummingbird enters the frame, the shutter will fire automatically. Having up to 60 frames to choose from, you will have the exact image you want.
Focus Frames- As well as the rectangular focusing frame usually displayed on the LCD monitor, you can choose designs such as a heart or a butterfly for the frame design. When the camera is correctly focused, a beautiful heart can be displayed, and when correct focus is not achieved the heart pattern breaks up. This makes it easy to ensure correct focus, and it is fun, too. Here are the different options.
I chose a heart. You can see it in the middle. When you press the shutter button it gets larger to show the focus point.
Face Detection- Put a better face on your images with automatic Face Detection technology. Our camera adjusts instantly for optimum focus and background even if your subject is backlit or in front of a patterned backdrop. Moving targets? No problem. The camera will capture kids and pets on the go in the sharpest detail.
4X Zoom- 4X zoom combines with a CMOS shift stabilization for beautiful images even at high zoom factors where images are prone to blurring. This is with no zoom at all.
This is to the 4X zoom line.
You know how normally if you go past the zoom line pictures are completely blurry on many cameras? This was as far as the zoom would let me go, and it wasn't too bad!
The picture quality is obviously not going to be as good as pictures from my SLR camera, but it takes up about 1/10 of the space! I have been very happy with the fact that it still has good focus even when zoomed really far in, and is small enough for Evan to use. He can't use my SLR because it is too heavy, but the EX-S8 is perfect for his photography curiosity.
I have never looked back at my pictures and wished I hadn't taken so many. If anything, I wish I took more. The S8 doesn't take up much space at all so I can always take a camera with me. I've gotten into the habit of putting it in the stroller even if I don't have my diaper bag.
Having the S8 has allowed me to take shots that I normally wouldn't have captured because I didn't want to lug around my SLR. With the 23 Best Shot modes, I always know that I can get the best shot possible. The YouTube feature makes it where I can snap a cute video of my kids with a push of a button.
It is extremely user friendly so even a complete novice will be able to take great pictures. It is nice not having to think about things like ISO and still capturing a memory that will last a lifetime. Its pretty simple. Here is the on/off switch, zoom, and shutter button.
Here are a few pictures that I've taken with the S8 so that you can see the quality.
This picture was taken on July 4th when it was completely dark outside and the boat was swaying.
Remember how I told you that Evan learned how to use this camera? Well, I went to take a picture of the kids and it turned out blurry. I thought something was wrong with the camera.
I was wrong-when I looked at the lens it was filthy. It comes from Evan taking pictures with his finger touching the lens. I have 50 or so pictures like this:
I wiped the lens off and this is how it turned out. MUCH better!
I have a few pictures that I need to download, but my husband has the USB cord in his truck. I'll post a few more once I get them on my computer.
Visit Casio to view all of their products and to learn more about this digital camera.
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