At A Glance

This ultra-thin camera offers a lot of manual settings and features such as anti-shake, but its images didn't look so sharp.

Manufacturer’s Description

The EX-S500 is barely larger than a credit card and just .54" at its thinnest point. Packed into the pocket-sized body are 5.0 mega pixels and MPEG-4 quality movie recording capabilities, allowing more than one hour of standard video recording when using a 1GB SD memory card. And, with Casio's Exilim Engine's Anti Shake DSP, blurry pictures are nearly a thing of the past.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Life 410 Shot/1.67 Hour Video
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.20 "
Effective Camera Resolution 5.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 1/8 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Computer Co., Ltd
UPC Code 079767684167
Manufacturer Part Number EX-S500GY
Brand Name Casio
Product Name Exilim EX-S500 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The EX-S500 is barely larger than a credit card and just .54" at its thinnest point. Packed into the pocket-sized body are 5.0 mega pixels and MPEG-4 quality movie recording capabilities, allowing more than one hour of standard video recording when using a 1GB SD memory card. And, with Casio's Exilim Engine's Anti Shake DSP, blurry pictures are nearly a thing of the past.

Product Model EX-S500
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 2560 x 1920
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 6.70
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera
  • Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • USB cradle
  • AV cable
  • AC power cord
  • Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 3.5"
    Width 2.3"
    Depth 0.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 4.05 oz
    Video
    Video Formats AVI
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Fair
    Sharpness Poor
    Distortion Poor
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 19.5
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 60.0
    Image Quality, Color 58.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 58.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 143.75
    Image Quality, Exposure 58.6
    Number of Shots 261.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 45.0
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Overall 56.0
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Fair