Casio EX-S7

 
Casio Exilim EX-S7 front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 121g - 97 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
96
Imaging
36
Features
14
Overall
27

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 #1168 out of 1422 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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The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15
EX-S7 vs EX-ZS15
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS10
EX-S7 vs EX-ZS10
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS5 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS5
EX-S7 vs EX-ZS5
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z16 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z16
EX-S7 vs EX-Z16
36-107mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
EX-S7 vs EX-S200
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
EX-S7 vs EX-Z800
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S736-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
EX-S7 vs EX-Z35
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-S7 vs EX-Z2000
26-130mm
F2.8-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-S7 vs EX-Z550
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G1
EX-S7 vs EX-G1
38-114mm
F3.9-5.4
12MP1/2.3"2009
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Casio-Exilim-EX-S5 front thumbnailCasio EX-S5
EX-S7 vs EX-S5
()mm
F3.1-5.6
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-FS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-FS10
EX-S7 vs EX-FS10
38-114mm
F3.9-7.1
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-S7 vs EX-Z400
28-112mm
F2.6-7.0
12MP1/2.3"2009

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.

built-in flash
good min ISO (64)
good zoom range (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
manual focus
can't use external flash
fixed screen
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
no aperture priority
no HDMI support
no headphone jack
no image stabilization
no mic jack
no phase detect AF
no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
screen is not selfie friendly
screen is small (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f5.6)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
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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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-S7 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-S7 dimensions scale

The top view below will show the button arrangement on the EX-S7.

Casio Exilim EX-S7 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-S7 screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

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.

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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.

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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.

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manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files

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.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

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.

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no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus

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.

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has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

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.

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you can focus manually
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Time Lapse mode

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.

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wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support

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.

Following are additional cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Casio
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-S7
Category
Ultracompact
Launched
2010-02-21
Body design
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW files
Max native ISO
1600
Minimum native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.1-5.6
Macro focusing distance
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
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
Features
Slowest shutter speed
4s
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.20 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
121 gr (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions
97 x 57 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Other
Battery ID
NP-80
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
1
Pricing at launch
$140