Casio Exilim Mobile Phone Review

Posted: August 4, 2009
Casio Exilim Mobile Phone Review

Chris Hardwick sees if the new camera phone from Casio with their Exilim Mobile featuring a 2.3" LCD, GPS capabilities and a 5.1 mega pixel camera lives up to our standards for $280.

What You Need to Know

  • The phone is water-proof and drop-proof
  • It is just a little over .5" thick
  • The phone weighs as much as an iPhone
  • It has a flip-around LCD for camera mode
  • The phone has a camera with a 5.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and image stabilization
  • The buttons that control the camera are on the top of the phone and not easy to use or understand if you're adjusting settings; once you've learned how to use it though, pictures and video look fantastic
  • Unique features like auto-focus, LED flash, 3x optical zoom, image stabilization, and 15 different shooting modes make this one of the best cameras on a phone we've seen
  • Normal light shots have accurate colors, and even low light shots with a flash look warm
  • Overall, we're extremely impressed
  • There's an html browser that works on EVDO Revision-A
  • It features GPS and turn-by-turn directions
  • The phone also features V Cast video and music
  • Using the media is annoying because of Verizon's old interface, but it's cool to have all of these features on a rugged phone


  • $280 with a contract

Overall Rating

  • 3.5 Seals of Approval out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • If you're someone who's outdoors a lot, it's a great choice
  • It might even take the place of your point and shoot
  • Honestly though, if you don't need all of these features on your phone, it's too much



Comments are Closed

  • Talsunfire

    In dropped mine from a 100 foot tower two days ago and it still works fine, main screen is cracked but plays music, takes pictures etc. I've had it for 2 years, and I will miss it, as I no longer use verizon, I keep using it as a music player and camera and alarm clock (volume is loud). with the cracked screen I doubt it is too waterproof anymore but it still shuns mist and spray just fine. If you are hard on phones and don't need smartphone this is the phone for you. As for price, I got mine with my two year upgrade so I only paid $50 for mine, they don't stock these in most stores so you will have to have them order it for you. Down sides are it only vibrates if you turn off ringtones, and not good for any online use other than yellowpages.com (to avoid insane 411 charges). I used the navigator quite often but for the $10 a month I could have bought a nice Garmin by now. The video recording is a bad joke and audio in the video is just plain annoying. not good enough for youtube.

    Posted: May 13, 2012 6:46 AM
  • SlartibartMark

    I don't need a bunch of apps and crap. I've lost ALL my phones to WATER plus I take a lot of camera pics so this may be for me.

    Posted: August 31, 2009 11:30 AM
  • bioxwarrior

    that phone is a good idea but i seems a bit pricy for what you get

    Posted: August 30, 2009 9:16 AM