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
Manufacturer Part Number EX-S500GY
UPC Code 079767684167
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, Exposure--Flash 60.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 58.0
    Number of Shots 261.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 143.75
    Image Quality Score Fair
    Image Quality, Distortion 45.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 58.6
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 19.5
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 56.0
    Image Quality, Color 58.0