Casio EX-FC100

Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Released January 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 summary

Casio EX-FC100 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera originally released on January of 2009. It includes a 9 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3456 x 2592.

The EX-FC100 places at #229 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1208 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.

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The following is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Casio EX-FC100 family

The Casio EX-FC100 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all previous and more recent models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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EX-FC100 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
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EX-FC100 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
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EX-FC100 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-FC100 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-FC100 vs EX-H10
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100()mm

Casio EX-FC100 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pros and cons of the Casio EX-FC100 based on features that are typically regarded as essential in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
comes with HDMI socket
focusing manually
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't use external flash
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have microphone socket
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW support
does not posses selfie friendly display
fixed focal length (()mm)
fixed screen
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
pixelated screen (230 k dots)
resolution not great (9MP)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Casio EX-FC100 Sensor details

The sensor measurement in the Casio EX-FC100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3456 x 2592 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.

Photography Glossary

The CMOS sensor boasts 9MP and features a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the EX-FC100's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The EX-FC100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-FC100 dimensions

Casio EX-FC100 weighs around 0.34 pounds (156g or 5.50 oz) and features exterior size of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Casio EX-FC100 is less heavy when compared to various competitors.

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The following is a photo of the Casio EX-FC100 beside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-FC100 dimensions scale

The top view below will highlight the button layout on the EX-FC100.

Casio Exilim EX-FC100 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-FC100 Lens specs

The EX-FC100 provides a fixed lens featuring a constant focal length of ()mm which means you don't have the flexibility to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.6 which is quite slow and not great in low light situations and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to increase the ISO causing noisy files.

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Casio EX-FC100 Connectivity

The EX-FC100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and at times adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-FC100 Video specs

The highest possible video resolution in the Casio EX-FC100 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really shoot for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone port so you get little control over your sound. It is probably best to consider a different camera if you need better sound in your video clips.

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Casio EX-FC100 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-FC100 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions might damage the camera.

Casio EX-FC100 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-FC100 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Casio EX-FC100 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.

Casio EX-FC100 Shutter specs

The highest shutter speed is 1/1000s.

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Casio EX-FC100 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Casio EX-FC100 includes only integrated flash with no external flash support.

Casio EX-FC100 Autofocus specs

Casio EX-FC100 includes just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

Casio EX-FC100 has got manual focusing if required during low light situations or you want more exact control on focusing.

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Casio EX-FC100 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Here is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Casio EX-FC100 for specific kinds of photography

The following diagram provides a outline of the Casio EX-FC100 for specific kinds of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.

Casio EX-FC100 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-FC100 receives a score of 27 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support plus the option to work with off-camera lighting.

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has manual focus
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography factors

With a moderate score of 56, the Casio EX-FC100 is reasonably suitable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100

A lousy sports photography rating of 24 means the Casio EX-FC100 is not really very good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have fantastic focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100

Weight is pretty crucial when picking a travel camera. All round, the Casio EX-FC100 gets a average 52 as a travel camera which is fairly suited to take with you on your vacations.

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flash built-in
missing Time Lapse recording
low MP (9MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography factors

When you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-FC100 and it's lousy score of 32 as a landscape camera is not really very good in the current marketplace.

Photography Glossary
has manual focus
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function

Vlogging with Casio EX-FC100

A camera for vlogging should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Casio EX-FC100 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a lousy rating of 26.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic port

Casio EX-FC100 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the EX-FC100, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart down below gives you a summary of the EX-FC100 vs it's highest scored competitors mentioned previously.

There are more cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To go through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-FC100
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
9 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
3456 x 2592
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
Max aperture
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
2.7 inch
Display resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
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
1 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
156g (0.34 lbs)
100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Card slots
Retail cost