Casio EX-10

Casio Exilim EX-10 front
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 384g - 120 x 68 x 49mm
  • Announced November 2013
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #461 out of 1465 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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Below is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-100 front thumbnailCasio EX-100
EX-10 vs EX-100
Casio-Exilim-EX-10 front thumbnailCasio EX-1028-112mm
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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.

better than average battery life (455 shots)
comes with touch focus
delivers RAW formats
does have HDMI out
good aperture at full zoom (f2.5)
good resolution screen (922 k dots)
good zoom range (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
great minimum ISO (80)
has a tilting screen
has built in flash
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus
offers face detect focusing
offers tracking focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
touchscreen capability
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
cannot use external flash
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not offer selfie friendly screen
heavier than competitors in class (384 grams)
lack of phase detect AF
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
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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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-10 sensor size Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a photo of the Casio EX-10 next to a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-10 dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button design on the EX-10.

Casio Exilim EX-10 topview buttons dials

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.

Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Casio-Exilim-EX-10 front thumbnailCasio EX-10455 yesnono
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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 42 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.

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you can focus manually
includes face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")

Street photography with Casio EX-10

Getting a nice score of 67, 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.

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tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
comes with focus by touch
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (384g)

Casio EX-10 Sports photography information

A lousy sports photography rating of 43 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.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery (455 shots)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF

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 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to purchase for your vacations.

Photography Glossary
good battery life (455 CIPA)
provides focus via touch
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than others in class (384 grams)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen

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.

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focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
big screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
good battery pack (455 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")

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.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external mic port
heavier than competition (384 grams)

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.

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General Information
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-10
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Exilim Engine HS 3
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Type of screen
Screen sizing
3.5 inches
Resolution of screen
922k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Screen technology
Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
250 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
10.90 m
Flash settings
Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
384g (0.85 lbs)
120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9")
Battery life
455 shots
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Card slots
Pricing at release