Casio EX-S5

Casio Exilim EX-S5 front
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 100g - 102 x 35 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #147 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #1254 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS5 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS5
EX-S5 vs EX-ZS5
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z16 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z16
EX-S5 vs EX-Z16
Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
EX-S5 vs EX-S200
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
EX-S5 vs EX-Z800
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S7
EX-S5 vs EX-S7
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
EX-S5 vs EX-Z35
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-S5 vs EX-Z2000
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-S5 vs EX-Z550
Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G1
EX-S5 vs EX-G1
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S5 front thumbnailCasio EX-S5()mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-FS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-FS10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-S5 vs EX-Z400

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.

good minimum ISO (64)
has built in flash
you can focus manually
can't change focal length (()mm)
cannot use external flash
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution screen (115 thousand dot)
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone jack
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing Timelapse function
MP count low (9MP)
no manual control
screen is fixed
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
tiny screen (2.7")
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

Photography Glossary

Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-S5 with a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

Casio Exilim EX-S5 dimensions scale

The top view under will highlight the button layout on the EX-S5.

Casio Exilim EX-S5 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 25 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.

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you can focus manually
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (9 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

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.

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no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support

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.

Photography Glossary
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus

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.

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built-in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (9MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)

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.

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focusing manually
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording

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.

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slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic socket

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.

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General Information
Brand Name
Casio Exilim EX-S5
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
9 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
Highest aperture
Focal length multiplier
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
Display resolution
115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
1/2 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
100 gr (0.22 lb)
Physical dimensions
102 x 35 x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots
Retail pricing