September 29, 2014

Casio Exilim EX-100 Review

CasioEX100_1
Effective Pixels 12.1 MP
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch high-speed CMOS
Aperture F/2.8 - F/8.0
Lens Construction 12 lenses in 10 groups
Zoom Range 10.7X optical zoom / 4X digital zoom ( approx. 28mm - 300mm)
Retail Price MYR 2,500~

Sturdy, Compact, Zoooommm!

Casio Exilim EX-100's build quality is no kidding, minimal plastic. The weigh of the EX-100 makes it feels so sturdy, unlike other digital cameras with the plasticky feeling. Even it falls, it seems like the body would only get scratches instead of body shock for the camera. Power compact, decent image quality in the size of it. The zoom in this little body is a beast. It not unknown long range lenses are expensive to most consumer but EX-100 offers a range of 28mm to 300mm with a constant F/2.8 (up to F/8.0). There are few examples how the range is worked in real life situation below.
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at 28mm | Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
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at 300mm | Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100

Fancy, Selfie, WiFi...

Era of selfie arrives, EX-100 has it. A tool for you to take selfie, wefie, groupie and whatever you can think of. On top of that, several cool effects to be used in your photos. After few days of usage, I really like its Intelligent Bracketing. Single shoot, 9 exposure/bracketing for you to choose. Never overexpose no underexpose your one in a moment shot anymore. Yes, you can send your photos to your smart devices wirelessly via WiFi like the upcoming hipster feature. Although you have to download one of their app to make the transfer works. Photo transfer to phone, quality Instagram time. #quality #HiRes
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Wefie | Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
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Selfie | Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
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More(?)fie | Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100

...but the Downside

When we look at that price, it is quite a disappointment with not much to offer than what mentioned. Casio Exilim EX-100 can do better with that value. Let's don't complain about the ISO performance, it's not great in low light but usable in all round. If there is a choice between EX-100 and other Casio digital camera, Casio Exilim ZR1500 will be my pick. Casio launched recently and has its functions with its value. Since ZR1500 is brought up, another review on it will be up soon!

More Examples

No edit, no post-process, no nothing with the images, straight import from Casio Exilim EX-100 in jpeg.
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Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
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Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
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Taken with Casio Exilim EX-100
Photo album of EX-100 can be found here https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4nSkZq

special thanks to Steven Goh, ambassador of Casio Exilim Malaysia, with the camera

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April 6, 2014

A Day To Laze Before New Semester.

I have officially done with my industrial training aka internship, which lasted till 31st March. Right at where I am writing this is at VCR, located at Jalan Galloway. It's kinda of authentic with houses on the left and right, while interior was locally furnished and it dim and cozy.


My cup of coffee, a slice of cake and presenting my new baby for the first time.

A lot happened in the last 3 months. Exposed some my experience and work on major accounts that most people would have known without further introduction. Brands I have worked on when I am having the training over at Ogilvy & Mather are BMW, Malaysia Airlines, and Pizza Hut to name a few.

I can find my folio over at Behance where I'm slowly setting it up in the most appropriate way. - https://www.behance.net/23April1994

With no further announcement or thing in my mind, this should end this short post where I have no update here since the last. There should be more exciting stuff, so catch up more close and personal stuff with all my social media platforms below.

Signing off,
Alex
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March 6, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire (IMAX 3D)


different direction, why needs a real poster when I can sketch (poorly) lol

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.


300 was released back in 2006 and 8 years apart, 300: Rise of an Empire made the green screen and CG more stunning. For design based view, I really love how it renders the scenes and the lighting control was amazing to view. I believe this is one of the show I sat tight and enjoy every single one of the frames.

I am not saying this is the best film but it gives amazement to me that I couldn't resist. Maybe I'm dry, on screening attendance.

It is quite a show with the IMAX 3D experience. The little details like the tiny dust flying across the screen makes it a worthwhile 3D viewing trip. Personally I really love the blood scenes. In my opinion, it is better than those fake liquid blood used in most production.

Censorship in Malaysia was not that tight as most gory and bloody scenes are shown. I believe there were only 2 obvious parts that got cut because of the probability of sexual scenes. So yea, you can't see naked women (or Eva Green particularly)!

300: Rise of an Empire will receive 3.5/5 from Aprilfy.


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