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Casio Exilim EX-S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Casio Exilim EX-S3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the flash. There are some critical comments about the image stabilizer and focus.

portability, usability, size, performance, image quality

zoom, reliability, lens, focus, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Casio Exilim EX-S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Casio Exilim EX-S3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and image quality. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the image stabilizer and focus.

portability, usability, size, image quality, performance

reliability, zoom, focus, stabilizer

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.co.uk)

Casio Exilim EX-S3 review

 

Casio Exilim EX-S3

Very small; stylish design and solid construction; almost no shutter lag; long battery life; bundled USB cradle.

Fixed-focus, fixed-focal-length lens with no macro capabilities; ergonomics won't appeal to everyone.

This 3.2-megapixel ultracompact lets you travel light, but its little, fixed lens limits versatility and delivers only average image quality.

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

Casio EXILIM EX-S3 and Casio EXILIM EX-Z3

 

Although both are 3Mp cameras, they have different matrices: EX-Z3 -1/2.5", EX-S3 - 1/1.8". Today most cameras have focal length indicatedas an equivalent (by visual angle) for a 35mm camera. Most cameras, likethese ones, have minimal focal length...

May, 2003

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Casio EX-S3

 

Casio's EXILIM EX-S3 digital camera packs a high resolution 3.2 million effective pixels imager, lens and a 2-inch color LCD monitor into an .46 inch thin body. The EX-S3 is the latest addition to the EXILIM? Series of card-sized digital cameras with...

You couldn't ask for a more "pocketable" digicam, the EX-S3 is as small and thin as they come -- at least as of the time of this review. It's stylish and built like a tank so don't hesitate to take this silver beauty anywhere that you go short of getting

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Casio Exilim EX-S3

 

In this latest generation of Exilims, there's no longer an "M" model that plays MP3s

Ultra-thin, all-metal body ; Robust performance ; Large (though low resolution) LCD ; Many controls, even manual white balance ; Handy dock for photo transfer / battery charging ; Lots of useful "best shot" (scene) modes ; Cool calendar, favorites,...

No optical zoom ; Lots of noise in photos, plus some blurriness and vignetting ; Redeye ; No macro mode ; No tripod mount ; Average movie mode ; 10MB of on-board RAM is not much ; Bundled software not Mac OS X native

The same things that I said about the Sony DSC-U60 apply here. The Exilim EX-S3 is a nice secondary camera that you can take anywhere. If this is your first camera, I'd probably skip it -- the photo quality isn't that great, and you're really find...

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Just Buy One

 

I spent a long time looking for a camera that combined ease of use, excellent picture quality and extremely small size. We have two young children and you never know when you will want to take a picture. But I hate lugging around stuff. If the...

Size

Still Some Shutter Lag

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very Versatile Tiny Party Camera

 

size, weight, photo quality, adjustable settings

battery life

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent camera!

 

Yes, I know this is already considered an older camera, and I've had it for nearly 3 years now, but some of the reviews here are overly harsh. Let me just say, I love it, it works as well as the day I bought it. I read someone said theirs broke, what ...

Super fast shutter speed-ultra thin

30 second limit on video-no optical zoom

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Casio Exilim EX S3 was good now Bad

 

Basically the only thing your getting out of this is its small

SYSTEM Error after year, useless zoom, fuzzy pics, Battery dies quick, 30 sec mov memory

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Top Notch "Point and Shoot"

 

This camera is the ultimate point and shoot camera. Definitely for the average photographer or someone who just wants to take snapshots here and there. The fast shutter speed and the multiple picture options are some of the best qualities of the ...

ease of use, small size, fast shutter speed, long battery life, dual docking station, options

no optical zoom (only 3x digital zoom), 3 megapixel, 30 second limitation of video

May, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great product, but adds one more device....

 

This is a great little camera, and though I'm glad i bought it, there are a few things about it I wouldn't mind changing. Let's start with the good: - Physical size and buttons So, as you can probably tell, this camera is super small. And ...

small, light, big LCD, easy SD card access, decent battery life

Cradle required, no Macro, no scroll in zoom play, only digital zoom

Sep, 2004

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