I chose this Casio EX-FS10 over the near-identical but larger Casio EX-FC100 because of it's size. The only thing I believe that you lose over the FC100 is the zoom is only 3x instead of 5x. I'll take the slimness of it over the FC100 any day. It's exactly the same dimensions as an EX-S500 or EX-S600 if any of you are upgrading from that (like I did).
The battery life isn't as good as I'd hoped. It seems to get drained fairly easily when it's working hard using the advanced features like high speed video or shooting 30 images per second. It's not terrible though, it's just not great. I'd definitely buy a spare. Try and avoid the ones that are ultra cheap though, the ones that don't even look like they're original (white labels). I bought two for just a few bucks each and they seem to be half a millimetre too thick. You can tell as you're sliding it into the camera that you might have a job getting them out. I bit the bullet and threw 'em away and bought two from Amazon that were about $15 each. It'd be a nightmare trying to get a battery out if it was stuck in there.
I don't like that you can't plug a power cord into it, especially when it has features like the "moving-in" and "moving-out" of shot where you set it up to monitor a scene and starting taking shots when something changes. With the battery life on it you certainly won't be monitoring for long. One of those "battery replacers" would work a treat, where they fit into the battery compartment (being battery shaped) but on the end there's a cable connected to a power adapter. I've failed to find one for this though.
Last thing on the battery - it's a shame to have to take it out every time to charge it. A charging/USB dock would be good, like they did on the EX-S600.Read more ›
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