Casio EX-FC150

 
Casio Exilim EX-FC150 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-185mm (F3.6-4.5) lens
  • 173g - 99 x 58 x 28mm
  • Released November 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Casio EX-FC150 overview

Casio EX-FC150 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on November of 2009. It features a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The EX-FC150 comes in at #205 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1120 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.

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Casio EX-FC150 family

The Casio EX-FC150 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can view all earlier and most recent models alongside main specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR800
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR700
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR400
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR1000
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR300
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR15
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR100
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-FC150 vs EX-H30
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-FC150 vs EX-ZR10
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-FC150 vs EX-H20G
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-FC150 vs EX-FH100
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2010
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-FC150 vs EX-H15
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC15037-185mm
F3.6-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-FC150 vs EX-Z33
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-FC150 vs EX-Z280
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-FC150 vs EX-Z90
35-105mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-FC150 vs EX-Z450
28-112mm
F2.6-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-FC150 vs EX-H10
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-FC150 vs EX-S12
36-108mm
F2.8-7.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-FC150 vs EX-FC100
()mm
F3.6-8.5
9MP1/2.3"2009

Casio EX-FC150 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Casio EX-FC150 based on things which are generally viewed as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
fast shooting (40.0 frames per second)
good min ISO (64)
has manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built zoom lens (37-185mm 5.0 x zoom)
can't use external flash
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of aperture priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW files
low MP (10 megapixels)
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000 seconds)
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing microphone jack
missing Timelapse function
no manual mode
no shutter priority
screen is fixed
sluggish at full zoom (f4.5)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7")
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
wide angle not good (37mm)
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Casio EX-FC150 Sensor information

The size of the sensor in the Casio EX-FC150 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the EX-FC150's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-FC150 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Casio Exilim EX-FC150 sensor size Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-FC150 dimensions

Casio EX-FC150 is 0.38 lb (173 gr / 6.10 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 99mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Casio EX-FC150 is on par as compared with various rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Casio EX-FC150 besides a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-FC150 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the EX-FC150.

Casio Exilim EX-FC150 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-FC150 Lens information

The EX-FC150 includes a fixed lens with a focal range of 37-185mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not outstanding nevertheless it may be helpful in a few circumstances.

At it's widest 37mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.6 which is somewhat sluggish and not very good in low light situations and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase your ISO setting which causes noisy files. On the long end, 185mm comes at f4.5 making it fairly sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-FC150 Connectivity

The EX-FC150 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and usually change settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Casio EX-FC150 Video information

The maximum video resolution in the Casio EX-FC150 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should try to get at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to get another model should you require better audio in your video clips.

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Casio EX-FC150 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-FC150 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.

Casio EX-FC150 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-FC150 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

Casio Exilim EX-FC150 screen and viewfinder World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

The View Finder specs regarding Casio EX-FC150 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.

Casio EX-FC150 Shutter information

Casio EX-FC150 continuous shooting rate is 40.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.

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Casio EX-FC150 Flash and Hot shoe information

Casio EX-FC150 boasts just in-built flash lacking external flash ability.

Casio EX-FC150 Autofocus information

Casio EX-FC150 boasts only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-FC150 includes manual focus in case it is required in low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focus.

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Casio EX-FC150 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest possible (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.

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Casio EX-FC150 for different kinds of photography

The following illustration presents a summation of the Casio EX-FC150 for different kinds of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Casio EX-FC150 Portrait photography details

The Casio EX-FC150 gets a rating of 27 which is awful, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the option to use off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Street photography with Casio EX-FC150

Getting a moderate rating of 56, the Casio EX-FC150 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Casio EX-FC150 as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography score of 31 indicates the Casio EX-FC150 is not really suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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high frames per second (40.0 fps)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low max shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Casio EX-FC150 Travel photography advice

Weight is super important when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Casio EX-FC150 gets a decent 50 as a travel camera which is somewhat suitable to buy for your trips.

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flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)

Casio EX-FC150 Landscape photography factors

For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-FC150 at it's awful score of 32 for a landscape camera is not really suitable compared to it's competition.

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has manual focus
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function

Casio EX-FC150 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging preferably should have a moving display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Casio EX-FC150 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a awful rating of 25.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have mic port

Casio EX-FC150 Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the EX-FC150, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram below shows you an overview of the EX-FC150 versus it's highest ranking competitors mentioned previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Casio
Model
Casio Exilim EX-FC150
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Released
2009-11-16
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
37-185mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.6-4.5
Macro focus range
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7"
Resolution of display
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
40.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
2.60 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 × 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
640x480
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
173 grams (0.38 lbs)
Physical dimensions
99 x 58 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Other
Battery model
NP-40
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
1
Pricing at launch
$350