Casio EX-Z16

Casio Exilim EX-Z16 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • " Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 848 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.2-5.7) lens
  • n/ag - 101 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced September 2010
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio EX-Z16 overview

Casio EX-Z16 is Casio's Ultracompact camera first announced on September of 2010. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-Z16 is positioned #115 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1171 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-Z16 family

The Casio EX-Z16 is part of a family of products. You can read the full range underneath.

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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S7
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
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Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G1
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S5 front thumbnailCasio EX-S5
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
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Casio EX-Z16 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Casio EX-Z16 based on criterias which are usually viewed as important in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
flash built-in
focusing manually
great min ISO (64)
in built zoom lens (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
cannot use external flash
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone support
lack of HDMI out
lack of headphone support
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
max zoom aperture not good (f5.7)
MP count low (12MP)
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority
screen does not articulate
screen is small ( inch)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
video res low (848 x 480 resolution)
wide angle not good (36mm)
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Casio EX-Z16 Sensor specifications

The Casio EX-Z16 houses the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor chip. The measurement of the sensor on the Casio EX-Z16 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.

The graphic underneath displays the EX-Z16's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z16 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z16 dimensions

Casio EX-Z16 weighs around 0.00 lb ( grams / 0.00 oz) and features exterior size of 101mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Casio EX-Z16 is lighter when compared with various competitors.

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Here is a picture of the Casio EX-Z16 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-Z16 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the EX-Z16.

Casio Exilim EX-Z16 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z16 Lens specifications

The EX-Z16 includes a fixed lens providing a focal range of 36-107mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not outstanding however it might be helpful in certain circumstances.

At the widest 36mm, it offers an aperture of f3.2 which is somewhat slow and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase the ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. On the tele end, 107mm comes with f5.7 making it really sluggish and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z16 Connectivity

The EX-Z16 has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes

Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and usually alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Casio EX-Z16 Video specifications

The maximum video resolution on the Casio EX-Z16 is 848 x 480 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's requirements. You should really target a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket which means you have got no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to buy an alternative model if you require better audio in your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z16 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Casio EX-Z16 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.

Casio EX-Z16 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z16 houses a inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 0 thousand dots.

Sadly the display is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Casio EX-Z16 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty handy for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

Casio EX-Z16 Shutter specifications

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Casio EX-Z16 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Casio EX-Z16 includes only built-in flash with missing external flash ability.

Casio EX-Z16 Autofocusing specifications

Casio EX-Z16 includes just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-Z16 comes with manual focus if required for low light occasions or you want more exact focus control.

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Casio EX-Z16 Battery life

The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest possible (320) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Following is a number of Ultracompact cameras which have the best battery life:

Casio EX-Z16 for varying categories of photography

The following diagram displays a overview of the Casio EX-Z16 for varying categories of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Casio EX-Z16 Portrait photography details

The Casio EX-Z16 has a score of 27 which is horrible, and means the camera is not suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the option to work with off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Casio EX-Z16 Street photography details

Coming in at a decent points total of 58, the Casio EX-Z16 is somewhat adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Casio EX-Z16 as a Sports photography camera

A horrible sports photography points total of 27 indicates the Casio EX-Z16 is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Casio EX-Z16 Travel photography highlights

Weight is very crucial in buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Casio EX-Z16 gets a modest 53 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to take on your vacations.

Photography Glossary
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)

Casio EX-Z16 as a Landscape photography camera

If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z16 with it's horrible score of 32 as a landscape camera is not suitable among it's competition.

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has manual focus
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen ( inch)
no manual mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse mode

Casio EX-Z16 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Casio EX-Z16 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a horrible rating of 26.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (848 x 480 pxls)
lack of mic port

Casio EX-Z16 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the EX-Z16, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Ultracompact.

The graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the EX-Z16 compared to it's highest ranking rivals mentioned earlier.

There are more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-Z16
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus range
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display resolution
0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
848 x 480
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Eye-Fi Connected
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
101 x 59 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.8")
Time lapse recording
Card slots
Retail cost