Casio EX-100 summary
Casio EX-100 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally announced on February of 2014. The camera has a 12MP, CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-100 is positioned #29 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #416 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Casio EX-100 history
The Casio EX-100 has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can identify all earlier and new models as well as main specs.
Casio EX-100 Gallery
You can check the EX-100 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Casio EX-100 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Casio EX-100 based on aspects which are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Casio EX-100 Sensor specifications
The spec of the sensor in the Casio EX-100 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 80 - 12800. This ISO can be widened digitally to a high of 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the EX-100's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The EX-100 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-100 dimensions
Casio EX-100 weighs in at 0.86 lb (389 gr or 13.72 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 119mm x 67mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Casio EX-100 is similar when compared with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a shot of the Casio EX-100 besides a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the EX-100.
Casio EX-100 Lens specifications
The EX-100 comes with an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 28-300mm giving it a 10.7 x zoom which might not be ideal nevertheless it will probably be handy in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that's very slow and not very good for low light occasions and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to increase the ISO which causes noisy images.is excellent zoom and
Casio EX-100 Connectivity
The EX-100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer files and at times change settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Casio EX-100 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Casio EX-100 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance for video quality vs file sizes but 1080p will not give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you get little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to order another model if you need good audio for your videos.
Casio EX-100 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Casio EX-100 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Casio EX-100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-100 has a 3.5" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 922k dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specs for Casio EX-100 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Casio EX-100 Shutter specifications
Casio EX-100 continuous shooting rate is 30.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/20000 sec.
Casio EX-100 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Casio EX-100 features only inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Casio EX-100 Autofocus specifications
Casio EX-100 features just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it helpful for people photography.
The Sensor has 25 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking AF for objects that move. Casio EX-100 has got manual focus if needed for low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Casio EX-100 Battery life
The battery life on the Casio EX-100 is designed to last for 390 shots based on the CIPA requirements which is higher than standard when compared to its class. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life for this class of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:
Casio EX-100 for specific styles of photography
The following illustration presents a summary of the Casio EX-100 for specific styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Casio EX-100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Casio EX-100 gets a points total of 43 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not good for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Casio EX-100 Street photography information
Getting a above average rating of 71, the Casio EX-100 is a good option for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Casio EX-100 Sports photography features
A reasonable sports photography points total of 50 indicates the Casio EX-100 is fairly suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-100 Travel photography features
Weight is super critical when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Casio EX-100 gets a very good 63 as a travelling camera which is a good choice to take with you on your vacations.
Casio EX-100 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-100 at it's modest rating of 53 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable within the current market.
Casio EX-100 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera should offer a moving screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-100 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible rating of 31.
Casio EX-100 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the EX-100, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart followed below gives you an overview of the EX-100 compared to it's highest scored competitors mentioned previously.
These are various other cameras you might check out as alternate options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.