Casio EX-S200

Casio Exilim EX-S200 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 132g - 100 x 55 x 18mm
  • Released August 2010
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  • Alternatives
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Casio EX-S200 overview

Casio EX-S200 is Casio's Ultracompact camera initially launched on August of 2010. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The EX-S200 is ranked #75 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1044 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can check out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your custom factors.

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

Casio EX-S200 family

The Casio EX-S200 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models as well as main specs.

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Casio EX-S200 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Casio EX-S200 based on criterias that are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.

above average min ISO (50)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decently wide (27mm)
good MP (14MP)
has built in flash
has manual focus
in built lens has zoom (27-108mm 4.0 x zoom)
display is not selfie friendly
external flash not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of manual mode
lack of microphone socket
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW format
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of Timelapse function
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.9)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
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Casio EX-S200 Sensor specifications

The Casio EX-S200 is powered by the Exilim Engine 5.0 chip. The sensor dimension on the Casio EX-S200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and provides a native ISO range of 50 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved so you have less margin for error.

The graphic below shows the EX-S200's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-S200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-S200 dimensions

Casio EX-S200 weighs about 0.29 lbs (132 gr / 4.66 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 100mm x 55mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Casio EX-S200 is very similar compared with other competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Casio EX-S200 with a softdrink to help you have a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-S200 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button layout on the EX-S200.

Casio Exilim EX-S200 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-S200 Lens specifications

The EX-S200 features a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 27-108mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be exceptional nevertheless it will surely be helpful in certain situations.

At the widest 27mm, it provides an aperture of f3.2 making it quite slow and not great in low light events and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to increase the ISO setting giving you noisy pictures. With the tele end, 108mm comes at f5.9 making it really sluggish and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-S200 Connectivity

The EX-S200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and at times adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Casio EX-S200 Video specifications

The highest video resolution on the Casio EX-S200 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should try to get at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone jack so you have got little control over your sound. It is probably best to have a look at an alternative camera should you want decent sound in your video clips.

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Casio EX-S200 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-S200 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.

Casio EX-S200 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-S200 has got a 2.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs regarding Casio EX-S200 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are pretty helpful.

Casio EX-S200 Shutter specifications

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-S200 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Casio EX-S200 has got only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.

Casio EX-S200 Autofocus specifications

Casio EX-S200 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

Casio EX-S200 includes manual focusing in case it is required in low light conditions or you require more precise focusing control.

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Casio EX-S200 Battery life

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

Listed below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:

Casio EX-S200 for specific kinds of photography

The following diagram shows a overview of the Casio EX-S200 for specific kinds of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.

Casio EX-S200 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-S200 has a points tally of 35 which is really bad, meaning that it is not good to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & ability to utilize off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
no manual mode
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Street photography with Casio EX-S200

Getting a average points tally of 57, the Casio EX-S200 is relatively suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Casio EX-S200 Sports photography advice

A really bad sports photography points tally of 38 means the Casio EX-S200 is not good for shooting sports. A camera really should have good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

Casio EX-S200 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is extremely crucial in picking a travel camera. In general, the Casio EX-S200 gets a very good 65 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option for your holidays.

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megapixel count good (14MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)

Casio EX-S200 Landscape photography details

If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-S200 and it's really bad rating of 42 as a landscape camera is not good in the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
reasonably wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse function

Casio EX-S200 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Casio EX-S200 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a really bad score of 29.

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relatively wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic support

Casio EX-S200 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the EX-S200, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Ultracompact.

The diagram here gives you an overview of the EX-S200 versus it's highest ranking rivals mentioned previously.

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

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-S200
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
27-108mm (4.0x)
Max aperture
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
Resolution of display
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash options
Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction
External flash
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 × 720 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
132 grams (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions
100 x 55 x 18mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.7")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Retail pricing