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alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the battery and responsiveness. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and shutter.

size, usability, portability, design, performance

features, low-light, lens, shutter, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio EXILIM EX-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Casio Exilim EX-S2


The Casio EX-S2 is an extremely fun camera to use. There are a lot of features for the size of the EX-S2 but for $279 dollars we would like to have seen optical zoom and sound recording capabilities. We also would have liked to have seen USB 2.0...

Extremely fun to use ; feature rich

High price ; average photo quality

The EX-S2 camera is stylish looking with a sharp stainless steel case and is incredibly intuitive to use; perfect for any occasion

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Casio Exilim EX-S2


Smallest camera available ; Very good performance ; Many good features for point-and-click camera

Photo quality not as good as noncompact cameras ; Expensive for the features offered

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Casio EX-S2


The EXILIM series of exceptionally compact 2.0 mega pixel digital cameras, designed specifically for today's fast moving lifestyles, are among the thinnest, smallest and most lightweight cameras with LCD screen available anywhere in the world. Small...

You couldn't ask for a more "pocketable" digicam if you tried, the EX-S2 is as small 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 gett


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Exilim EX-S2 Wearable Digital Camera


If you're looking to pick up a digital camera but are not the sort to lug touristy-type paraphernalia around, consider an Exilim EX-S2 "Wearable" Digital Camera.

If you're looking to pick up a digital camera but are not the sort to lug touristy-type paraphernalia around, consider an

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Casio Exilim EX-S2


Anyhow, let's get into the details on this latest Exilim model. Since it's virtually identical to the EX-S1, I will be reusing a lot of text from that review, updating where necessary

Very cool, tiny body ; Robust operation ; Built-in memory plus a SD/MMC slot ; Decent photo quality for a tiny camera ; Many controls, even manual white balance ; Handy dock for photo transfer / battery charging

No optical zoom (can't see how they'd do it) ; No sound in movie mode (get the EX-M2 for that) ; Some distortion in corners of images ; No macro mode ; No tripod mount ; Buttons on top of camera feel too similar -- can't tell them apart

Using the Exilim models, and now the Sony U10 have taught me something about these ultra-small cameras. If you view them as primary cameras, they're not really competitive at their respective prices. But if you think of them as a secondary,...

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HardwareCentral - Casio Exilim EX-S2 Review.


A door on the camera's left side reveals the proprietary Casio NP-20 lithium-ion battery pack, which Casio's specs and our tests indicate is good for just over an hour of shooting (easily enough for 200 to 300 shots) or something under two hours of LCD...

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Very small....but...


Its small...but the flash kills the battery and its to powerful sometimes... Image is offten blured of fuzzy with out your flash on...But when you pull it out everyone wants to hold it. Though its old(came out in 2002) its way smaller and takes better...

Small and it gets u noticed

Poor image and flash

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Its small...but the flash kills the battery and its to powerful sometimes...

Small and it gets u noticed

Poor image and flash

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love it


love the size and weight

don't realize it's in my pocket

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Camera is compact enough to carry in your pocket anywhere. Great for snapshots and "on-the-go" photos

Picture quality is not professional and no zoom but that has to be expected with a 2Mpix cam

Product Specifications

Casio EXILIM EX-S 2 is just perfect. Super thin and stylish, it is also incredibly functional. A high-resolution megapixel CCD provides 2.0 million effective pixels (2.11 million total pixels) for images that print beautifully. Fixed focus eliminates the need for lens movement, which shortens startup time and shooting time. Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of image you are trying to record and the camera performs troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures every time. DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage protocol provides image intercompatibility between the digital camera and printers.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-20

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Scenery / Twilight mode/Night scene / Portrait mode / Scenery / Twilight mode/Portrait mode / Scenery / Night scene / Twilight mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:12MB


Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM EX

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:7.5mm



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8 / 1/1.8"/1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia/Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical