Casio EX-FS10

Casio Exilim EX-FS10 front
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.9-7.1) lens
  • 121g - 102 x 55 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio EX-FS10 overview

Casio EX-FS10 is Casio's Ultracompact digital camera initially revealed on January of 2009. The camera has a 9MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3456 x 2592.

The EX-FS10 comes in at #140 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1237 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can test our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personal factors.

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Here is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-FS10 history

The Casio EX-FS10 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can view all earlier and most recent models as well as important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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EX-FS10 vs EX-Z2000
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EX-FS10 vs EX-Z550
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EX-FS10 vs EX-G1
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EX-FS10 vs EX-Z400

Casio EX-FS10 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Casio EX-FS10 based on features which are generally seen as necessary in a digital camera.

comes with HDMI support
focusing manually
good min ISO (100)
good zoom range (38-114mm 3.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW format
external flash not possible
lack of headphone jack
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual mode
lack of mic jack
lack of Time Lapse mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,250s)
low MP (9MP)
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
sluggish at full zoom (f7.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
wide angle not good (38mm)
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Casio EX-FS10 Sensor features

The size of the sensor on the Casio EX-FS10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3456 x 2592 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 9MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The image underneath shows the EX-FS10's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The EX-FS10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-FS10 dimensions

Casio EX-FS10 weighs in at 0.27 lb (121 gr or 4.27 ounces) and features external proportions of 102mm x 55mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Casio EX-FS10 is very similar as compared to various competitors.

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Here is a image of the Casio EX-FS10 beside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-FS10 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the EX-FS10.

Casio Exilim EX-FS10 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-FS10 Lens features

The EX-FS10 comes with an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 38-114mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't really significant but it can be convenient in certain scenarios.

At it's widest 38mm, it will have an aperture of f3.9 which is somewhat sluggish and not great in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy photos. On the long end, 114mm comes to f7.1 making it very sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-FS10 Connectivity

The EX-FS10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send images and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Several apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Casio EX-FS10 Video features

The highest video quality on the Casio EX-FS10 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should target at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone jack which means that you have zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to have a look at a different model in case you require good audio in your videos.

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Casio EX-FS10 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Casio EX-FS10 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.

Casio EX-FS10 Screen and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-FS10 has a 2.5" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Casio EX-FS10 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be very beneficial in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Casio EX-FS10 Shutter features

The maximum shutter speed is 1/1250s.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-FS10 Flash and Hot shoe features

Casio EX-FS10 boasts just in-built flash with missing external flash ability.

Casio EX-FS10 Autofocus features

Casio EX-FS10 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-FS10 boasts manual focus when needed in low light situations or you need to have more exact focus control.

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Casio EX-FS10 Battery life

The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this group of cameras.

Here is a collection of Ultracompact cameras which have the highest battery life:

Casio EX-FS10 for different categories of photography

The following graph presents a analysis of the Casio EX-FS10 for different categories of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FS10

The Casio EX-FS10 gets a points total of 25 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really very good for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & capability to utilize off-camera flash.

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manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (9MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Casio EX-FS10 Street photography advice

Getting a moderate points total of 47, the Casio EX-FS10 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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screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Casio EX-FS10 Sports photography information

A subpar sports photography score of 16 suggests the Casio EX-FS10 is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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low maximum shutter speed (1/1,250 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus

Travel photography with Casio EX-FS10

Portability is really crucial when selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Casio EX-FS10 gets a moderate 51 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to take with you on your travels.

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flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse recording
MP count low (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)

Casio EX-FS10 as a Landscape photography camera

For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-FS10 with it's subpar rating of 26 for a landscape camera is not really very good in the current market.

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has manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
low resolution (9MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Casio EX-FS10 Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Casio EX-FS10 is not really very good for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 22.

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wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support

Casio EX-FS10 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the EX-FS10, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.

The graph just below offers you a summary of the EX-FS10 compared to it's top scoring rivals mentioned above.

Following are additional cameras you might see as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-FS10
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
3456 x 2592
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
38-114mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
Resolution of screen
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Lowest shutter speed
1 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/1250 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
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
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 data format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
121 grams (0.27 lbs)
102 x 55 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots
Launch price