Casio EX-H30

Casio Exilim EX-H30 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 201g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Released January 2011
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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 #153 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #758 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR800
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR400
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR300
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H3024-300mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-H30 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-H30 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-H30 vs EX-FH25
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-H30 vs EX-FH100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-H30 vs EX-H15
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-H30 vs EX-FC150
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-H30 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-H30 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-H30 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-H30 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-H30 vs EX-H10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-H30 vs EX-FC100

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.

built-in flash
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
great min ISO (80)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (201g)
long zoom (300mm)
long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
offers tracking focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
does not have HDMI out
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not have Time Lapse recording
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW support
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no external flash support
pixelated screen (461 thousand dots)
screen is fixed
slow max aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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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.

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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.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a picture of the Casio EX-H30 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-H30 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX-H30.

Casio Exilim EX-H30 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 39 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.

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you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files

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.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (201 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Sports photography with Casio EX-H30

A moderate sports photography points total of 52 indicates the Casio EX-H30 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
has tracking focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

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.

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lighter than average in class (201g)
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
no Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)

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 49 as a landscape camera is somewhat appropriate among its competition.

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you can focus manually
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode

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.

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quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (201 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic socket

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.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-H30
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW data
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
Display resolution
461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Display technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
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
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
201g (0.44 lbs)
Physical dimensions
105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Card slots
Retail cost