Casio EX-Z270

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-7.8) lens
  • 111g - 97 x 55 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #120 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #1184 out of 1465 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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Here is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-Z270 history

The Casio EX-Z270 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z29 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z29
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z270 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z27028-112mm
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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.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
good zoom range (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
has HDMI support
really wide (28mm)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW support
external flash not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no articulating screen
no external mic jack
no headphone jack
no Time Lapse recording
pixelated screen (115 thousand dot)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.5")
sluggish at full zoom (f7.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
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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.

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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.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Here is a image of the Casio EX-Z270 beside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX-Z270.

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 19 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.

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no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.5")
has no RAW support

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.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
no RAW files

Casio EX-Z270 Sports photography highlights

A lousy sports photography rating of 26 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.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
lack of phase detect autofocus

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.

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flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)

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 31 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate amongst it's competitors.

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fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse function

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.

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decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port

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.

The diagram listed below gives you a summary of the EX-Z270 versus it's top rated rivals shown above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may see as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-Z270
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inch
Screen resolution
115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
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
Lowest shutter speed
1/2 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
111 grams (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions
97 x 55 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots
Price at launch