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 #116 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1172 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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Casio EX-Z16 family
The Casio EX-Z16 is part of a family of products. You can read the full range underneath.
Casio EX-Z16 Gallery
You can see the EX-Z16 from different angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
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.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
Here is a picture of the Casio EX-Z16 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the EX-Z16.
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.
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.
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.
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.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.