Casio EX-H30 overview
Casio EX-H30 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first announced on January of 2011. The camera has got a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The EX-H30 is positioned #147 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #700 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.
The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Casio EX-H30 family
The Casio EX-H30 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete range underneath.
Casio EX-H30 Gallery
You can see the EX-H30 from various angles in the gallery below.
Casio EX-H30 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-H30 based on things which are oftentimes viewed as important in a camera.
Casio EX-H30 Sensor details
The Casio EX-H30 is run by the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor chip. The sensor size in the Casio EX-H30 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the EX-H30's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-H30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Casio EX-H30 dimensions
Casio EX-H30 weighs about 0.44 pounds (201g / 7.09 oz) and features outer proportions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Casio EX-H30 is lighter compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Casio EX-H30 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX-H30.
Casio EX-H30 Lens specs
The EX-H30 houses an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-300mm making it a 12.5 x zoom which is very good and does let you zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.0 which will be fairly slow and not ideal in low light occasions and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to raise the ISO setting which causes noisy files. On the tele end, 300mm is incredible zoom and comes with f5.9 which is really slow and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Casio EX-H30 Connectivity
The EX-H30 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Casio EX-H30 Video specs
The maximum video quality in the Casio EX-H30 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack so you have no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy an alternative model in case you want good audio in your video clips.
Casio EX-H30 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Casio EX-H30 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Casio EX-H30 Display and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-H30 has got a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details regarding Casio EX-H30 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders will be pretty helpful.
Casio EX-H30 Shutter specs
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Casio EX-H30 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Casio EX-H30 has got only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Casio EX-H30 Autofocus specs
Casio EX-H30 has got just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Casio EX-H30 has manual focus when required for low light or you need more precise focus control.
Casio EX-H30 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest possible (600) battery life for this category of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Casio EX-H30 for specific types of photography
The following diagram displays a overview of the Casio EX-H30 for specific types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Casio EX-H30 Portrait photography factors
The Casio EX-H30 receives a points total of 40 which is terrible, meaning that it is not appropriate for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support together with the option to use external lighting.
Street photography with Casio EX-H30
With a above average points tally of 62, the Casio EX-H30 is a very decent fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Casio EX-H30
A moderate sports photography points total of 53 indicates the Casio EX-H30 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-H30 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty important when getting a camera for travel. All round, the Casio EX-H30 gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option for your journeys.
Casio EX-H30 Landscape photography features
If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-H30 at it's average rating of 50 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate among its competition.
Casio EX-H30 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Casio EX-H30 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 30.
Casio EX-H30 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the EX-H30, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph followed below offers you a summary of the EX-H30 vs it's top rated competitors suggested previously.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.