Casio EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100 front
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1/20000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 389g - 119 x 67 x 50mm
  • Announced February 2014
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #32 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #459 out of 1465 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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Here is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-100 front thumbnailCasio EX-10028-300mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-10 front thumbnailCasio EX-10
EX-100 vs EX-10
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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.

above average minimum ISO (80)
better than average battery life (390 CIPA)
delivers RAW files
does have HDMI socket
flash built-in
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
great zoom (300mm)
has face detect focus
has tracking focus
high fps (30.0 fps)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built zoom lens (28-300mm 10.7 x zoom)
manual focus
maximum shutter speed is high (1/20,000s)
really wide (28mm)
screen tilts up and down
very good screen resolution (922 k dots)
very good size screen (3.5")
can't use external flash
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
MP count low (12 megapixels)
no phase detect auto focus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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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.

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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.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Here is a shot of the Casio EX-100 besides a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-100 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the EX-100.

Casio Exilim EX-100 topview buttons dials

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 excellent zoom and

Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 42 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.

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focusing manually
supports face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")

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.

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tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
tiny sensor (1/1.7")

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.

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great max shutter speed (1/20,000s)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
great battery (390 per charge)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF

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.

Photography Glossary
better than average battery (390 shots)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
great zoom (300mm)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)

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.

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has manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (390 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")

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.

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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone socket

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.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-100
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-300mm (10.7x)
Largest aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Screen type
Screen sizing
Resolution of screen
922k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology
Super Clear LCD
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
6.10 m
Flash settings
Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
389 grams (0.86 lb)
Physical dimensions
119 x 67 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0")
Battery life
390 shots
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Card slots
Pricing at release