Casio EX-10 summary
Casio EX-10 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on November of 2013. The camera has got a 12MP, CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-10 is placed #5 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #420 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
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Casio EX-10 history
The Casio EX-10 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and more recent models alongside main specs.
Casio EX-10 Gallery
You can see the EX-10 from different angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-10 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of positives and negatives of the Casio EX-10 based on aspects that are typically regarded as important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-10 Sensor info
The Casio EX-10 houses the Exilim Engine HS 3 chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Casio EX-10 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 to 12800. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The image below shows the EX-10's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The EX-10 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-10 dimensions
Casio EX-10 weighs in at 0.85 pounds (384g or 13.55 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Casio EX-10 is more heavy when compared with various rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Below is a photo of the Casio EX-10 next to a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will provide the button design on the EX-10.
Casio EX-10 Lens info
The EX-10 features a built in lens providing a focal range of 28-112mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't ideal however it will surely be convenient in certain situations.
At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f1.8 which will be good for low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to set a lower ISO for getting cleaner photos. For the tele end, 112mm comes at f2.5 which is fairly decent and will help you have high shutter speeds.
Casio EX-10 Connectivity
The EX-10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and oftentimes alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Casio EX-10 Video info
The highest possible video quality on the Casio EX-10 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance in video quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for an alternative camera should you want good sound for your videos.
Casio EX-10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Casio EX-10 so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Casio EX-10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-10 has got a 3.5" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 922k dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus point and change settings using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs for Casio EX-10 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Casio EX-10 Shutter info
Casio EX-10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Casio EX-10 Flash and Hot shoe info
Casio EX-10 comes with only built in flash without external flash support.
Casio EX-10 Autofocus info
Casio EX-10 comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it handy for portraits.
Casio EX-10 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch focus points. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Casio EX-10 has the ability to use manual focusing in case it is needed in low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Casio EX-10 Battery life
The battery life (Li-130A) for the Casio EX-10 is built to last for 455 photographs as per the CIPA measurements which is above average for its category. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life in this range of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Casio EX-10 for different categories of photography
The following diagram shows a rundown of the Casio EX-10 for different categories of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Casio EX-10 as a Portrait photography camera
The Casio EX-10 has a score of 43 which is lousy, and means the camera is simply not suitable for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Casio EX-10
Getting a nice score of 68, the Casio EX-10 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Casio EX-10 Sports photography information
A lousy sports photography rating of 44 means the Casio EX-10 is simply not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-10 Travel photography features
Size is pretty important in buying a camera for travel. All round, the Casio EX-10 gets a nice 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to purchase for your vacations.
Casio EX-10 Landscape photography information
In case you're looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-10 and it's reasonable grade of 58 as a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable within the current market.
Casio EX-10 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Casio EX-10 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 33.
Casio EX-10 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the EX-10, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the EX-10 versus it's top scored rivals shown earlier.
There are more cameras you might see as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.