Casio EX-S7 overview
Casio EX-S7 is Casio's Ultracompact digital camera originally launched on February of 2010. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-S7 is positioned #128 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #1174 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Casio EX-S7 history
The Casio EX-S7 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can identify all previous and brand new models as well as key specs.
Casio EX-S7 Gallery
You can view the EX-S7 from different angles in the gallery below.
Casio EX-S7 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-S7 based on factors that are oftentimes viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Casio EX-S7 Sensor features
The Casio EX-S7 is run by the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor chip. The spec of the sensor in the Casio EX-S7 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 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 has 12 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the EX-S7's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The EX-S7 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-S7 dimensions
Casio EX-S7 weighs 0.27 lbs (121 grams / 4.27 ounces) & the size of the camera is 97mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Casio EX-S7 is on par when compared with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The following is a photo of the Casio EX-S7 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show the button arrangement on the EX-S7.
Casio EX-S7 Lens features
The EX-S7 provides a built in lens giving a focal range of 36-107mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't significant but it could be invaluable in some circumstances.
At it's widest 36mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.1 and that is kind of sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to raise your ISO setting giving you noisy photos. At the long end, 107mm comes at f5.6 which is really slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-S7 Connectivity
The EX-S7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy files and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Casio EX-S7 Video features
The maximum video quality in the Casio EX-S7 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should target at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone socket which means that you get zero control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find an alternative camera should you need better sound for your videos.
Casio EX-S7 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Casio EX-S7 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Casio EX-S7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-S7 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Casio EX-S7 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Casio EX-S7 Shutter features
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Casio EX-S7 Flash and Hot shoe features
Casio EX-S7 has just built in flash without external flash ability.
Casio EX-S7 Autofocus features
Casio EX-S7 has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Casio EX-S7 supports manual focusing in case it is needed for low light scenarios or you want more accurate focusing control.
Casio EX-S7 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest possible (320) battery life for this category of cameras.
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Casio EX-S7 for different styles of photography
The following bar chart indicates a summation of the Casio EX-S7 for different styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Casio EX-S7 as a Portrait photography camera
The Casio EX-S7 gets a score of 28 which is bad, and means the camera is simply not very good for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the option to work with external flash.
Casio EX-S7 as a Street photography camera
Having a modest points tally of 48, the Casio EX-S7 is fairly appropriate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Casio EX-S7 Sports photography information
A bad sports photography rating of 18 means the Casio EX-S7 is simply not very good for shooting sports. A camera should have great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-S7 Travel photography advice
Portability is extremely important in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Casio EX-S7 gets a average 52 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat adequate for your trips.
Casio EX-S7 Landscape photography advice
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-S7 with it's bad score of 28 for a landscape camera is simply not very good among its competition.
Vlogging with Casio EX-S7
A vlogging camera ought to posses a moving display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Casio EX-S7 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a bad rating of 22.
Casio EX-S7 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the EX-S7, below is a range of the top placed cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The diagram below offers you an overview of the EX-S7 versus it's top ranking competitors suggested previously.
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