Casio EX-Z270 overview
Casio EX-Z270 is Casio's Ultracompact digital camera initially announced on January of 2009. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.5" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The EX-Z270 is positioned #116 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #1130 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Casio EX-Z270 history
The Casio EX-Z270 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Casio EX-Z270 Gallery
You can view the EX-Z270 from different angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-Z270 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Casio EX-Z270 based on features which are normally seen as important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-Z270 Sensor features
The measurement of the sensor in the Casio EX-Z270 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the EX-Z270's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-Z270 sensor has a crop factor of 6.3 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-Z270 dimensions
Casio EX-Z270 weighs 0.24 lbs (111 gr / 3.92 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 97mm x 55mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Casio EX-Z270 is very similar when compared to other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Casio EX-Z270 beside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX-Z270.
Casio EX-Z270 Lens features
The EX-Z270 features a built in lens with a focal range of 28-112mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which might not be exceptional nevertheless it will definitely be handy in some situations.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.6 and that's fairly sluggish and not ideal for low light events and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase your ISO setting producing noisy images. Towards the long end, 112mm comes with f7.8 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-Z270 Connectivity
The EX-Z270 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Casio EX-Z270 Video features
The highest video quality in the Casio EX-Z270 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should really try to get a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack so you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to get another model if you need good audio for your videos.
Casio EX-Z270 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Casio EX-Z270 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Casio EX-Z270 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-Z270 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 115 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for Casio EX-Z270 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Casio EX-Z270 Shutter features
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Casio EX-Z270 Flash and Hot shoe features
Casio EX-Z270 features just built in flash with no external flash ability.
Casio EX-Z270 Autofocusing features
Casio EX-Z270 features only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Casio EX-Z270 has not got manual focus. Manual focus option is good in low light conditions or you require more exact focusing control.
Casio EX-Z270 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the highest (320) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Casio EX-Z270 for various kinds of photography
The following graph gives a analysis of the Casio EX-Z270 for various kinds of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Casio EX-Z270 Portrait photography features
The Casio EX-Z270 has a rating of 20 which is lousy, meaning that it is just not appropriate for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to use external flash.
Casio EX-Z270 as a Street photography camera
With a moderate rating of 57, the Casio EX-Z270 is relatively suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Casio EX-Z270 Sports photography highlights
A lousy sports photography rating of 27 suggests the Casio EX-Z270 is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Casio EX-Z270
Weight is extremely important in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Casio EX-Z270 gets a modest 58 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to purchase for your vacations.
Casio EX-Z270 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-Z270 with it's lousy grade of 32 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate amongst it's competitors.
Casio EX-Z270 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Casio EX-Z270 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 29.
Casio EX-Z270 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the EX-Z270, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall into the class of Ultracompact.
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