Casio EX-Z33

 
Casio Exilim EX-Z33 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 106g - 95 x 56 x 18mm
  • Launched August 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
97
Imaging
34
Features
17
Overall
27

Casio EX-Z33 overview

Casio EX-Z33 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera first revealed on August of 2009. The camera has a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The EX-Z33 is placed #235 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1176 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personal criteria.

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Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-Z33 family

The Casio EX-Z33 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can look at all past and current models as well as main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR800
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR700
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR400
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR1000
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR300
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR15
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR100
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-Z33 vs EX-H30
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-Z33 vs EX-ZR10
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-Z33 vs EX-H20G
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-Z33 vs EX-FH100
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2010
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-Z33 vs EX-H15
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-Z33 vs EX-FC150
37-185mm
F3.6-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z3336-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-Z33 vs EX-Z280
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-Z33 vs EX-Z90
35-105mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-Z33 vs EX-Z450
28-112mm
F2.6-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-Z33 vs EX-H10
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-Z33 vs EX-S12
36-108mm
F2.8-7.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-Z33 vs EX-FC100
()mm
F3.6-8.5
9MP1/2.3"2009

Casio EX-Z33 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Casio EX-Z33 based on criterias which are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.

has built in flash
has manual focus
in built zoom lens (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
lighter than competition (106 grams)
very good min ISO (64)
can't use external flash
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of HDMI port
lack of headphone port
lack of mic port
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
low resolution screen (230 k dot)
manual mode not available
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority
screen does not articulate
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
wide angle not great (36mm)
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Casio EX-Z33 Sensor information

The specification of the sensor on the Casio EX-Z33 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 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 has a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath illustrates the EX-Z33's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z33 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

Casio Exilim EX-Z33 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z33 dimensions

Casio EX-Z33 is 0.23 pounds (106g or 3.74 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 95mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Casio EX-Z33 is lighter as compared to its rivals.

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Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-Z33 with a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-Z33 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the EX-Z33.

Casio Exilim EX-Z33 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z33 Lens information

The EX-Z33 houses an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 36-107mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all amazing nevertheless it can be convenient in certain cases.

At it's widest 36mm, it provides an aperture of f3.1 making it fairly sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy photographs. On the long end, 107mm comes at f5.6 making it pretty sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-Z33 Connectivity

The EX-Z33 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and usually adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Certain apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Casio EX-Z33 Video information

The highest video quality on the Casio EX-Z33 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low by today's requirements. You really should try to get at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to order an alternative model should you need better audio in your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z33 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing in the Casio EX-Z33 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.

Casio EX-Z33 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z33 has a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.

Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Casio EX-Z33 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are quite valuable.

Casio EX-Z33 Shutter information

The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Casio EX-Z33 Flash and Hot shoe information

Casio EX-Z33 has got just in-built flash with missing external flash ability.

Casio EX-Z33 Autofocus information

Casio EX-Z33 has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-Z33 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required during low light scenarios or you require more exact control on focus.

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Casio EX-Z33 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:

Casio EX-Z33 for specific kinds of photography

The following diagram gives a summation of the Casio EX-Z33 for specific kinds of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z33

The Casio EX-Z33 gets a points total of 27 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.

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manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Casio EX-Z33 Street photography information

With a average score of 55, the Casio EX-Z33 is somewhat adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
lighter than competitors (106g)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

Casio EX-Z33 Sports photography information

A really bad sports photography score of 17 means the Casio EX-Z33 is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Casio EX-Z33 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is extremely crucial in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Casio EX-Z33 gets a average 57 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly acceptable to take with you on your journeys.

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lighter than competitors in class (106g)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

Casio EX-Z33 as a Landscape photography camera

When you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z33 at it's really bad grade of 27 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable compared to its competition.

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manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function

Casio EX-Z33 Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Casio EX-Z33 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad score of 25.

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lighter than competition in class (106 grams)
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic port

Casio EX-Z33 Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the EX-Z33, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the EX-Z33 compared to it's highest ranking rivals listed above.

There are more cameras you might consider as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Casio
Model
Casio Exilim EX-Z33
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2009-08-31
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
1600
Minimum native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture
f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus range
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.5 inch
Display resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
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
Features
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
2.80 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic 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
106g (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions
95 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
Other
Battery model
NP-82
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
1
Cost at launch
$120