Casio EX-S12 overview
Casio EX-S12 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on January of 2009. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-S12 is placed #207 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #1139 out of 1436 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Casio EX-S12 family
The Casio EX-S12 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list below.
Casio EX-S12 Gallery
You can look at the EX-S12 from several angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-S12 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Casio EX-S12 based on features that are typically viewed as important in a camera.
Casio EX-S12 Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor in the Casio EX-S12 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the EX-S12's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-S12 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Casio EX-S12 dimensions
Casio EX-S12 weighs around 0.24 pounds (111 gr / 3.92 oz) & has outer measurements of 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Casio EX-S12 is lighter as compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a photo of the Casio EX-S12 alongside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view here will provide the button design on the EX-S12.
Casio EX-S12 Lens features
The EX-S12 offers a built-in lens offering a focal range of 36-108mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not perfect nevertheless it is going to be very helpful in certain situations.
At it's widest 36mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 making it rather sluggish and not great for low light events and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You will also have to raise your ISO setting which results in noisy files. Towards the long end, 108mm comes with f7.9 which is pretty slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Casio EX-S12 Connectivity
The EX-S12 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Casio EX-S12 Video features
The maximum video resolution in the Casio EX-S12 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should go for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to consider another camera if you require decent sound for your video clips.
Casio EX-S12 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Casio EX-S12 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
Casio EX-S12 Display and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-S12 includes a 2.7 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specs for Casio EX-S12 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are quite useful.
Casio EX-S12 Shutter features
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Casio EX-S12 Flash and Hot shoe features
Casio EX-S12 features just integrated flash without external flash ability.
Casio EX-S12 Autofocus features
Casio EX-S12 features only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Casio EX-S12 features manual focusing if required during low light conditions or you want to have more accurate focusing control.
Casio EX-S12 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life within this range of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
Casio EX-S12 for different styles of photography
The following illustration shows a analysis of the Casio EX-S12 for different styles of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section below.
Casio EX-S12 Portrait photography factors
The Casio EX-S12 has a rating of 27 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not acceptable to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Casio EX-S12
With a modest points tally of 55, the Casio EX-S12 is relatively appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Casio EX-S12 Sports photography information
A really bad sports photography rating of 17 suggests the Casio EX-S12 is just not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-S12 Travel photography info
Weight is extremely critical in buying a travel camera. In general, the Casio EX-S12 gets a reasonable 56 for a travel camera which makes it fairly appropriate to take with you on your vacations.
Casio EX-S12 Landscape photography information
When you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-S12 and it's really bad score of 28 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable amongst it's competitors.
Vlogging with Casio EX-S12
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Casio EX-S12 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad score of 25.
Casio EX-S12 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the EX-S12, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram below shows you a summary of the EX-S12 compared to it's highest scored competitors shown earlier.
There are more cameras you might look into as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.