Casio EX-S5 summary
Casio EX-S5 is Casio's Ultracompact camera originally announced on January of 2009. It features a 9 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The EX-S5 is scored #148 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #1222 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Casio EX-S5 family
The Casio EX-S5 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can view all earlier and most recent models alongside important specifications.
Casio EX-S5 Gallery
You can view the EX-S5 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Casio EX-S5 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Casio EX-S5 based on aspects which are often considered important in a camera.
Casio EX-S5 Sensor specs
The sensor spec in the Casio EX-S5 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 9MP and includes a native ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the EX-S5's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The EX-S5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Casio EX-S5 dimensions
Casio EX-S5 weighs around 0.22 lb (100 grams / 3.53 oz) and features outside measurements of 102mm x 35mm x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Casio EX-S5 is less heavy compared to various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-S5 with a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view under will highlight the button layout on the EX-S5.
Casio EX-S5 Lens details
The EX-S5 is equipped with a built-in lens giving a fixed focal length of ()mm which means you have no flexibility to zoom.
At it's widest ()mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.1 making it somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light events and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost your ISO leading to noisy photographs.
Casio EX-S5 Connectivity
The EX-S5 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and sometimes change camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Casio EX-S5 Video details
The max video resolution in the Casio EX-S5 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's standards. You really should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look into an alternative model in case you require decent audio in your video clips.
Casio EX-S5 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Casio EX-S5 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Casio EX-S5 Display and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-S5 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 115 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications regarding Casio EX-S5 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Casio EX-S5 Shutter details
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Casio EX-S5 Flash and Hot shoe details
Casio EX-S5 boasts just in-built flash with no external flash support.
Casio EX-S5 Autofocusing details
Casio EX-S5 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Casio EX-S5 supports manual focus when required in low light conditions or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Casio EX-S5 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the maximum (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
Following is a collection of Ultracompact cameras with the best battery life:
Casio EX-S5 for various forms of photography
The following illustration displays a rundown of the Casio EX-S5 for various forms of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Casio EX-S5 Portrait photography information
The Casio EX-S5 has a points tally of 26 which is bad, meaning that it is not really good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support and option to use off-camera lighting.
Casio EX-S5 Street photography information
With a average points tally of 48, the Casio EX-S5 is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Casio EX-S5 Sports photography highlights
A bad sports photography points tally of 16 suggests the Casio EX-S5 is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-S5 Travel photography information
Weight is really crucial in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Casio EX-S5 gets a reasonable 53 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably suitable to purchase for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Casio EX-S5
In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-S5 and it's bad grade of 27 as a landscape camera is not really good compared to its competition.
Casio EX-S5 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Casio EX-S5 is not really good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 22.
Casio EX-S5 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the EX-S5, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart listed below offers you an overview of the EX-S5 versus it's top scored competitors shown above.
These are various other cameras you may regard as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.