Casio EX-Z280 summary
Casio EX-Z280 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on August of 2009. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-Z280 places at #189 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1093 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom criteria.
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Casio EX-Z280 history
The Casio EX-Z280 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all previous and brand new models alongside key features.
Casio EX-Z280 Gallery
You can see the EX-Z280 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Casio EX-Z280 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Casio EX-Z280 based on things that are often regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Casio EX-Z280 Sensor info
The sensor specification in the Casio EX-Z280 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and features a standard ISO range of 64 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the EX-Z280's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-Z280 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-Z280 dimensions
Casio EX-Z280 weighs in at 0.29 lb (133 grams or 4.69 ounces) and features outer measurements of 97mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Casio EX-Z280 is less heavy when compared with other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Listed below is a photo of the Casio EX-Z280 besides a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button layout on the EX-Z280.
Casio EX-Z280 Lens info
The EX-Z280 includes a built-in lens providing a focal range of 26-104mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't perfect however it will probably be convenient in a few circumstances.
At the widest 26mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.6 and that's kind of slow and not good in low light occasions and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise the ISO resulting in noisy photos. On the tele end, 104mm comes to f5.9 which is really slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-Z280 Connectivity
The EX-Z280 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer files and at times change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Casio EX-Z280 Video info
The highest possible video resolution in the Casio EX-Z280 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack so you get no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider a different camera if you require decent sound in your videos.
Casio EX-Z280 Weather Sealing
Casio EX-Z280 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions might affect the camera.
Casio EX-Z280 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-Z280 includes a 2.7" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 115k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder details regarding Casio EX-Z280 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Casio EX-Z280 Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Casio EX-Z280 Flash and Hot shoe info
Casio EX-Z280 includes only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Casio EX-Z280 Autofocusing info
Casio EX-Z280 includes just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Casio EX-Z280 boasts manual focusing if needed for low light or you want more exact focusing control.
Casio EX-Z280 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
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Casio EX-Z280 for varying types of photography
The following graph provides a summary of the Casio EX-Z280 for varying types of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Casio EX-Z280 Portrait photography highlights
The Casio EX-Z280 gets a points tally of 28 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the potential to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Casio EX-Z280
Having a modest points tally of 55, the Casio EX-Z280 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z280
A subpar sports photography points total of 18 suggests the Casio EX-Z280 is not really acceptable for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-Z280 Travel photography details
Weight is pretty important when getting a camera for travel. All round, the Casio EX-Z280 gets a above average 62 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit for your journeys.
Casio EX-Z280 Landscape photography info
If you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z280 at it's subpar score of 33 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable amongst it's rivals.
Casio EX-Z280 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-Z280 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it gets a subpar rating of 28.
Casio EX-Z280 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the EX-Z280, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart down below will give you a summary of the EX-Z280 versus it's top rated competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.