roqlobstr wrote:Can you use the optical zoom while recording video?
No. Fixed at where you set it at. So zoom before you shoot video.
photomikey wrote:Amazon has a similar (same?) camera:
Says it does HD (720) in movie mode. Also pictures of the screen on the back.
Amazon calls it the EX-S5, Woot calls it EX-S5PE .. does PE just refer to Purple? Is it the same camera?
Bullcrop. It's 848x480 widescreen. BS on Amazon for saying that.
thewhoopster wrote:regarding the video feature - are you able to hear or access the audio in the playback mode or do you need to wait for the audio on the computer??
It has a small speaker on the bottom. Don't cover it with your finger or else you won't hear anything.
Or cover it with your finger if you want to watch playback when you're not supposed to and don't want the whole room to look at you.
daniellemiree77 wrote:It looks like this has color customization but does that mean it has color accent like canon cameras have? (black and white photo with a touch of 1 color)
No monochrome + single color ability. Tell me if you find it, but I've been all over it and if it's in there, you have found a magic hiding place for it.
Ben64 wrote:I love my Casio Z200, but I've noticed the S series of Casio (like this one) are a lot less spectacular than some other models.
In bright light, this camera will be awesome, but indoors without a flash you probably will have to decide between very noisy, and very blurry.
Agreed. Very much so. They seemed to sacrifice slimness for quality of picture.
And it shoots in MJPEG codec'ed AVI files, can't find that codec for free to save my life so I can edit the videos in even something as simple as WMM.
And sometimes in really low light without flash, it will say, "underexposed" and it won't even shutter. You don't get a pic at all. You have to change the ISO. PITA.