Casio Exilim EX-S200: Conclusions

December 16, 2010 by Allison Johnson Reads (2,311)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 6
    • Features
    • 6
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

The Casio S200 makes a good first impression. With a slick, modern design it easily competes for attention in a world of slick, modern electronic devices. It will take good pictures in ample light outdoors and okay pictures indoors. If it’s an attractive, low-cost camera you’re after, the S200 would seem an easy pick.

The ultra-compact camera market is a battlefield though, and there’s some very steep competition. Pictures that are just “okay” in anything less than bright sunshine makes it tough to recommend. The menu systems are at times redundant, and changing settings for ISO and white balance aren’t easy tasks. For its size, the lens does a good job, but sharpness declines quickly as ISO is increased. In this battlefield, the Casio S200 is just an average competitor.

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