CNET First Look
Casio Exilim EX-S770An attractive, pocketable shooter, the Casio Exilim EX-S770 nevertheless has its share of quirks.
[ Music ] >> Hi I'm Will Greenwald and this is a look at the Casio Exilim EXS770. This is an up grade at the Casio Exilim EXS600 which was their last super thin card size camera. As you can see it is incredibly narrow, no wider then my finger and it's light enough to fit in practically any pocket. Because this camera is so small and thin there are a few issues that you have to deal with especially if you have large hands. The various controls the zoom and the menu pad are very small and very flat so if you have big fingers like mine, you are going to have a little bit of trouble getting them to comfortably work. Also because of its small size and it's large LCD screen there's no room for an optical view finder. This is a common omission among compact cameras but still it's always nice to have a view finder. it is a feature called quick shot which takes the photo before it gets a focus lock. Basically as soon as you press the button down click it takes the image. This means that if you just ignore the camera setting and you just go click, click, click holding the button down and shooting when ever you can you're going to come home and find some very blurry unfocused images. Fortunately you can turn the quick shot feature off but by default this under camera. So you should be wary of it. Other then that it takes pretty nice photos. If you want a really compact camera, this is a good choice. Though if you want something a little bit more high end with a little bit more comfortable controls and don't mind it being a little bit thicker you should consider the Cannon power shot SD800 IS. It has nicer controls then this camera and while it's a little thicker it has a much nicer lens with stabilization. I'm Will Greenwald and this is the Casio Exilim EXS770. [ Music ]