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Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and usability are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. The sensor and memory get negative comments, and views about the manual image adjustments and value for money are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio Exilim PRO EX-P505 Review [Bottom-line: good do-it-all camera]


Click to enlarge Co-Published with Laptop Magazine: Solutions for Business and Life. The Casio Exilim PRO EX-P505, which features five-megapixel [...]

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Casio Exilim EX-P505 Digital Camera Review


Aiming for the hybrid market, the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 adds camcorder-like features to its digital camera body. The P505 has 5 effective megapixels for still imaging on its 1/2.5-inch CCD and full VGA resolution in its four movie modes. Heavily...

zoom is very responsive, cool movie modes, nice 60-1/2000 shutter speed range, lots of live views, fold-out LCD monitor, flash compensation  

the buttons are too small and blend into frame, menus are unnecessarily convoluted and confusing, too many essential menu functions are hidden, LCD solarizes easily, useless software, user manual on CD-ROM       

The Casio Exilim EX-P505 is the Swiss Army knife of digital cameras; it tries to impress every segment of the market there is. It can impress point-and-shoot users with its automatic and extremely comprehensive list of best shot scene modes. The P505...

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Casio Exilim PRO EX-P505


The Casio Exilim PRO EX-P505 captures surprisingly sharp video and decent stills without weighing you down.

High-resolution video recording Small, lightweight design• Great battery life• Intelligent Past Movie feature

Only 7.5MB of built-in memory Color a little dull in still images


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Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505


It's a secret--don't tell anybody. Hybrid cameras aren't true hybrids. Photo cameras inevitably have poor camcorder capabilities, and camcorders inevitably have poor photo capabilities. You'd think it wouldn't be that difficult to combine the two...

5X optical zoom; 22 Best Shot settings; automatic macro; zoom is fully functional during video recording; 5-second buffer for late-reaction video shots.

Doesn't perform well in low light; zoom is sometimes audible on video recordings; can be awkward for large hands to grasp.

This camera comes close to successfully combining high-quality photos with acceptable-quality video.

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Casio Exilim EXP-505 Pro Digital Camera Camera


Though Casio's 5-megapixel Exilim Pro EX-P505 point-and shoot takes both still photos and video, it doesn't excel at either. In fact, its picture quality was mediocre. That's too bad because this camera is easy to use and offers a great in-camera help...

Considering the camera's advanced video features, its software is surprisingly amateurish. Casio bundled Photo Loader 2.3 and Photo Hands 1.0 with our test unit. Photo Loader, a browser-based photo organizer, didn't play nicely with Mozilla Firefox,...

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Though Casio's 5-megapixel Exilim Pro EX-P505 point-and shoot takes both still photos and video, it doesn't excel at either. ...

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Casio Exilim EXP-505 Pro Digital Camera (5.25MP, 2560x1920, 5x Opt,)


Photograph: Rick Rizner

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Review of Casio's Exilim Pro EX-P505


Steve's Digicams spent a little time with the Exilim Pro EX-P505, Casio's new prosumer-style five megapixel digital camera that comes with a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2-inch LCD screen that rotates and folds out. Steve calls this one a mixed bag,...

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Casio EX-P505


The EXILIM PRO EX-P505 is a palm-sized yet high-performance digital camera with amazing still image and video capability. The EX-P505 features a 5X optical zoom, a 5.0 megapixel CCD imager, Casio's "EXILIM engine", and a large 2-inch TFT color rotating sc

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Casio Exilim EX-P505


Megapixels: 5, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1920 pixels, Inc...

Hybrid design means you only need to carry one device for stills and video. Very good flash for stills. Some powerful options for capturing what happened shortly before and after the shutter release/record button is pressed.

Test shots are a bit dark. No quick-review button to view photos. No optical viewfinder. White-balance and focus slow to readjust in movie mode.

Although you might not want to throw away your camcorder just yet, the Casio EX-P505 is part of a new breed of camera, the hybrid, shooting good 5-megapixel snapshots and 640-by-480 MPEG-4 videos. It performs both jobs well.

Product Specifications

Get the best of both film and photography worlds with the EXILIM PRO EX-505. A marriage of the latest technology in both still and moving digital image capture allows this ergonomic digital camera to produce photos in up to poster format, or movies in near DVD quality video. The choice means maybe you will not be able to decide how best to capture those precious moments. Do not worry. Thanks to the high resolution of the EX-P505, and its intelligent MOTION PRINT feature, you can produce photos from the movie clips you have already taken. If you want to share your images with family and friends, then through the AV connection you can play back your photos and movies with stereo sound on your TV.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-40

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-3.6
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:8
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None