Casio EX-Z29

 
Casio Exilim EX-Z29 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-113mm (F) lens
  • 125g - 101 x 57 x 23mm
  • Introduced March 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
19
Overall
28

Casio EX-Z29 summary

Casio EX-Z29 is Casio's Ultracompact camera initially revealed on March of 2009. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.5" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The EX-Z29 comes in at #123 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #1153 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personal factors.

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Casio EX-Z29 family

The Casio EX-Z29 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all earlier and most recent models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z29 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2938-113mm
F
10MP1/2.5"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z270 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z270
EX-Z29 vs EX-Z270
28-112mm
F2.6-7.8
10MP1/2.5"2009
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Casio EX-Z29 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Casio EX-Z29 based on factors which are normally considered essential in a camera.

built-in flash
has manual focus
in built zoom lens (38-113mm 3.0 x zoom)
very good max aperture (f)
very good minimum ISO (100)
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW format
lack of image stabilization
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
manual mode not available
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no external microphone port
no HDMI port
no headphone port
no shutter priority mode
no Timelapse mode
screen has low resolution (115 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
sensor size is very small (1/2.5")
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
wide angle not good (38mm)
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Casio EX-Z29 Sensor information

The sensor size in the Casio EX-Z29 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the EX-Z29's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z29 sensor comes with a crop factor of 6.3 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z29 dimensions

Casio EX-Z29 weighs about 0.28 pounds (125 grams / 4.41 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 101mm x 57mm x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Casio EX-Z29 is very much the same as compared to various rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Casio EX-Z29 with a soda so you can have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-Z29 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the EX-Z29.

Casio Exilim EX-Z29 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z29 Lens information

The EX-Z29 houses a built-in lens having a focal range of 38-113mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all huge nevertheless it will definitely be convenient in certain conditions.

At it's widest 38mm, the lens will have an aperture of f making it ideal in low light circumstances and getting good bokeh. It will also let you use a much lower ISO to have more clean pictures.

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Casio EX-Z29 Connectivity

The EX-Z29 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Some apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Casio EX-Z29 Video information

The max video resolution in the Casio EX-Z29 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You should really aim for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably best to get an alternative model should you need better audio in your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z29 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-Z29 does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions may damage the camera.

Casio EX-Z29 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z29 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display having a resolution of 115 thousand dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Casio EX-Z29 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are pretty useful.

Casio EX-Z29 Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-Z29 Flash and Hot shoe information

Casio EX-Z29 boasts just built in flash lacking external flash support.

Casio EX-Z29 Autofocusing information

Casio EX-Z29 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-Z29 comes with manual focus in case it is required during low light occasions or you need to have more precise control on focus.

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Casio EX-Z29 Battery life

The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the maximum (320) battery life within this class of cameras.

Below is a list of Ultracompact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Casio EX-Z29 for varying types of photography

The following bar chart displays a outline of the Casio EX-Z29 for varying types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Casio EX-Z29 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-Z29 receives a points total of 27 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the potential to use external lighting.

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you can focus manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW format

Casio EX-Z29 Street photography information

Coming in at a reasonable score of 47, the Casio EX-Z29 is somewhat suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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no moving screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks RAW format

Casio EX-Z29 Sports photography highlights

A dreadful sports photography rating of 17 suggests the Casio EX-Z29 is not really suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
has no phase detect AF

Casio EX-Z29 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is pretty important in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Casio EX-Z29 gets a reasonable 58 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suitable to take on your holidays.

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built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)

Casio EX-Z29 Landscape photography details

For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z29 at it's dreadful score of 32 as a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
great max aperture (f)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (38mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording

Vlogging with Casio EX-Z29

A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Casio EX-Z29 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a dreadful score of 25.

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very good maximum aperture (f)
wide angle not great (38mm)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic port

Casio EX-Z29 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the EX-Z29, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall into the category of Ultracompact.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Casio
Model
Casio Exilim EX-Z29
Class
Ultracompact
Introduced
2009-03-03
Body design
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.5"
Sensor measurements
5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor area
24.7mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
38-113mm (3.0x)
Crop factor
6.3
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
4 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
2.80 m
Flash modes
Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
640x480
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
125 gr (0.28 lb)
Dimensions
101 x 57 x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
NP-60
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SDHC / SD Memory Card
Storage slots
Single
Retail pricing
$79