New Casio Exilim EX-S500 – Orange

This will be the 3rd generation of Casio Exilim cameras I own. I love these cameras. Everything about them is good, and each subsequent model far surpasses the previous.

This was my old camera which recently broke after an 8 foot fall: The Casio Exilim EX-S3:

Here is my new toy, the Casio Exilim EX-S500 – Orange:

The camera takes great pictures, I’ve only had it for a short time, but here are some sample pics I took today. I’ve reduced the picture sizes to 1000px.

My FAVORITE feature however is the unlimited video capture. This thing is basically a video camera! It takes video camera quality movies, I keep it only on “normal” video resolution and it still looks amazing. I’ve included some sample videos I took today. The squirrel video was edited and converted to .wmv format. The in-car video was taken at normal video quality, and posted as taken by the camera.

The Exilims all have an extremely high “Wow” factor when you see them….more than any other gadget I’ve owned. This will be the 4th camera I’ve gone through. The Coolpix was immediately sold on Ebay when the Exilim first came out. My first Exilim was given away for free to a good friend, the 2nd Exilim served me well but is broken, and now I have a new, shiny orange camera.

I bought it on Ebay using “Buy It Now” for $393. That includes shipping, insurance and a 3-year warranty….not bad at all. The orange color will be available in the United States later this month.

Blog posted on: August 12, 2005

16 comments on “New Casio Exilim EX-S500 – Orange

  1. nickel

    Looks like a nice camera. If it’s not yet available in the US, then are you sure you have a US warranty? Or is this some sort of extended warranty?

    Also, how much space does the video take? I would imagine that it uses quite a lot. A regular DV camera take something like 3.6 MB/sec.

  2. Raisin In The Sun

    hahha, I love the video of the squirrel, they are so cute. Your blog is very interesting, has a much different feel tnan the other pf blogs out there. I WANT THAT CAMERA.

  3. Jared


    Have did you researched the Sony T7 camera?? That one looks like a competitor with yours and I’m debating which one to buy.

  4. Neville

    The video doesn’t take up that much space. On normal video quality, you can take about 2 hours of video on a 1 Gig SD card.

    The song is We Be Burning by Sean Paul, good cruisin music!

    The Sony T7 was my alternate choice. It has bad red eye problems, uses a proprietary Sony memory stick (I have an SD card slot on my tablet) and this one looks way cooler and has a lot more personality.

  5. Sue

    really nice camera. though on the expensive end, but i’m sure if you get lots of use out of it, it will definitely be worth it

  6. Madame X

    I love these cameras too. I have the EX-2, and it works beautifully except for a scratch on the lens so it might be time to upgrade…

  7. Anonymous

    i want that camera too! and i’m also from UT haha…but right now all the sites selling that camera are sold out :(

  8. Anonymous

    Hey buddy, next time use for your next camera purchase. You can use it to find low prices for any electronics you’re looking for. I’m about to buy the same camera in silver for $288 tax and shipping included.

    lml lml


  9. fizshigol

    thanks for the review. it helped me decide to originally buy the orange one months ago. but the new ex-s600 is now out (well on ebay). i just bought mine off ebay about the same price.

    one new feature is the tivo like recording. the camera actually records video upto 10 seconds before you click the shutter, and continues upto 10 seconds after.

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