Review posted for the Casio Exilim EX-P505|
(Friday, July 29, 2005 - 15:41 EDT)
With its tiny size, generous range of preset exposure modes, and 5.0-megapixel CCD, the Casio Exilim EX-P505 is a good option for people looking for a camera with a reasonably long-ratio zoom lens (5x) in a compact package.
The plentiful preset shooting modes make it easy for novices to capture good-looking images in just about any situation, while the ability to capture high-resolution images and adjust attributes such as color saturation and contrast will likely attract more experienced photographers interested in a fun digital camera for snapshots.
A great "take anywhere" camera, the Casio EX-P505 is small enough that you can just slip it in a pocket and go, a nice ability for a camera with a 5x zoom lens. Some consumers will find the color resulting from the technically accurate saturation levels of the P505 a bit on the dull side, but people frustrated with overly-vibrant color in some cameras may find welcome relief in the P505's color handling.
All in all, the Casio EX-P505 is a surprisingly capable camera in a surprisingly small, if unusual, package.