Casio EX-H20G

 
Casio Exilim EX-H20G front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.2-5.7) lens
  • 216g - 103 x 68 x 29mm
  • Introduced September 2010
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Portability
91
Imaging
38
Features
32
Overall
35

Casio EX-H20G overview

Casio EX-H20G is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera first announced on September of 2010. The camera houses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The EX-H20G is placed #112 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #924 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personalized factors.

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Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-H20G family

The Casio EX-H20G is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-H20G vs EX-ZR800
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-H20G 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-H20G vs EX-ZR400
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-H20G vs EX-ZR1000
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-H20G vs EX-ZR300
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-H20G 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-H20G vs EX-ZR100
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-H20G vs EX-H30
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-H20G vs EX-ZR10
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-H20G 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-H20G vs EX-H15
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-H20G vs EX-FC150
37-185mm
F3.6-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-H20G vs EX-Z33
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-H20G vs EX-Z280
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-H20G vs EX-Z90
35-105mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-H20G vs EX-Z450
28-112mm
F2.6-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-H20G vs EX-H10
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-H20G 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-H20G vs EX-FC100
()mm
F3.6-8.5
9MP1/2.3"2009

Casio EX-H20G Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Casio EX-H20G based on features which are typically viewed as essential in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
does have HDMI out
flash built-in
good resolution (14MP)
good zoom range (24-240mm 10.0 x zoom)
great min ISO (64)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
you can focus manually
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
heavier than average in class (216g)
lack of manual mode
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW support
max zoom aperture not good (f5.7)
missing headphone support
missing mic support
missing Time Lapse recording
no aperture priority mode
no external flash support
no moving screen
screen has low resolution (461 thousand dots)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Casio EX-H20G Sensor details

The Casio EX-H20G features the Exilim Engine HS processor. The spec of the sensor in the Casio EX-H20G is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and delivers a native ISO range of 64 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath illustrates the EX-H20G's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The EX-H20G sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

Casio Exilim EX-H20G sensor size Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-H20G dimensions

Casio EX-H20G weighs about 0.48 lbs (216 grams / 7.62 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 103mm x 68mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Casio EX-H20G is weightier compared with other competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-H20G alongside a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-H20G dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button design on the EX-H20G.

Casio Exilim EX-H20G topview buttons dials

Casio EX-H20G Lens specs

The EX-H20G has got an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-240mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional but it would certainly be handy in certain circumstances.

At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.2 which is fairly slow and not great for low light events and you will likely struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to up the ISO setting which results in noisy files. At the tele end, 240mm comes with f5.7 making it quite sluggish and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-H20G Connectivity

The EX-H20G has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Some applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Casio EX-H20G Video specs

The maximum video quality in the Casio EX-H20G is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you get no control over the audio. It is probably best to have a look at an alternative model should you want better audio for your video clips.

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Casio EX-H20G Weather Sealing

Casio EX-H20G doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.

Casio EX-H20G Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-H20G is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.

Casio Exilim EX-H20G screen and viewfinder 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

The ViewFinder specifications for Casio EX-H20G are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Casio EX-H20G Shutter specs

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-H20G Flash and Hot shoe specs

Casio EX-H20G comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash ability.

Casio EX-H20G Autofocus specs

Casio EX-H20G comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-H20G has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required during low light conditions or you require more precise focus control.

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Casio EX-H20G Battery life

The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest possible (470) battery life within this class of cameras.

Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Casio EX-H20G for specific categories of photography

The following graph gives a summation of the Casio EX-H20G for specific categories of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Casio EX-H20G Portrait photography information

The Casio EX-H20G gets a score of 36 which is lousy, meaning that it is simply not appropriate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the option to use external flash.

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you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (14MP)
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Street photography with Casio EX-H20G

Getting a average points tally of 54, the Casio EX-H20G is somewhat suited to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than average in class (216g)

Casio EX-H20G Sports photography highlights

A lousy sports photography score of 39 means the Casio EX-H20G is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

Travel photography with Casio EX-H20G

Size is extremely critical in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Casio EX-H20G gets a very good 61 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick to buy for your holidays.

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megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than others in class (216g)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)

Casio EX-H20G Landscape photography information

When you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-H20G at it's modest score of 47 as a landscape camera is relatively appropriate among it's competition.

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focusing manually
rather wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording

Casio EX-H20G as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Casio EX-H20G is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 27.

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decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support
heavier than average (216 grams)

Casio EX-H20G Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the EX-H20G, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph followed below shows you an overview of the EX-H20G versus it's top ranking competitors shown earlier.

Following are additional cameras you may look into as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Casio
Model
Casio Exilim EX-H20G
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2010-09-20
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor Chip
Exilim Engine HS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.2-5.7
Macro focus range
7cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options
Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
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)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
216 gr (0.48 lb)
Physical dimensions
103 x 68 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.1")
Other
Battery model
NP-90
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
1
Retail price
$300