Sunday, January 20, 2008

Camera Upgrade

The battery latch on my Casio Exilim EX-S600 broke so my husband and I took it back to the store under the 2-year warranty we purchased. I had a choice between the cameras in stock including Sony Cyber-shot® and Panasonic but I didn't want to switch memory card formats so I stuck with the good 'ol Casio.

Now I had to choose between the Casio Exilim EX-Z1080 or the EX-S880.

The significant difference is that the EX-S880 has a larger 2.8" wide LCD monitor, is thinner, but has only 8.1 megapixels (which is more than plenty for my printing preferences).

The EX-Z1080 has 10.1 megapixels but has a smaller LCD monitor and is thicker (although more narrow in width). The focus range is better (especially macro settings) and has higher ISO settings (which is excellent for shooting in low-light conditions).

Ultimately, I sacrificed a little in performance for the design of the EX-S880 (I really like the "card" design and larger LCD; I have to like the looks of my camera or I won't use it as much. Yes, beauty over functionality). All I know is both cameras are certainly better than my old one and there's really only one way to find out if I like my new camera and that is to test it out!


ben said...

hey, whats up... i use the casio exilm EX-Z500, these are such clean looking easy to use cameras they look expensive but are fairly priced, i love the little green play button and the red camera button! + the images are always clean and sharp

Daly said...

@ben: That's a great little camera!! Quick to capture and clear images (I read the reviews). Yes, the play and record buttons are very convenient.

Soon after I went through these two cameras I got the Casio EX-S10 last April and had trouble with the zoom dial sticking within a couple months. Sent it in but after that the button to navigate up, down, left, right through the menus acted funky. It was very frustrating to experience, especially with a new camera. Now the battery latch is broken. I was about done with Casio but I will have to give your camera a try. Thanks for the suggestion. =)