Casio EX-Z35

Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 99 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
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Casio EX-Z35 summary

Casio EX-Z35 is Casio's Ultracompact camera originally introduced on February of 2010. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-Z35 is scored #129 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #1212 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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Here is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.

Casio EX-Z35 family

The Casio EX-Z35 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all previous and more recent models along with key features.

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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
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EX-Z35 vs EX-G1
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-Z35 vs EX-Z400

Casio EX-Z35 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-Z35 based on criterias that are usually considered essential in a camera.

good zoom range (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
has manual focus
very good minimum ISO (64)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone port
does not have HDMI port
does not have headphone port
does not have Timelapse function
external flash not possible
has no phase detect autofocus
has no RAW format
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of shutter priority mode
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
manual mode not available
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
no image stabilization
pixelated screen (230 k dot)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5")
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
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Casio EX-Z35 Sensor information

The Casio EX-Z35 is run by the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor. The specification of the sensor on the Casio EX-Z35 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 64 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.

The picture below illustrates the EX-Z35's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-Z35 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z35 dimensions

Casio EX-Z35 weighs around 0.27 pounds (124 gr or 4.37 oz) and features exterior measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Casio EX-Z35 is very much the same when compared to its rivals.

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Listed below is a visual of the Casio EX-Z35 alongside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-Z35 dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button design on the EX-Z35.

Casio Exilim EX-Z35 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z35 Lens information

The EX-Z35 includes a built-in lens offering a focal range of 36-107mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not amazing nevertheless it might be valuable in some scenarios.

At it's widest 36mm, it will have an aperture of f3.1 and that is quite sluggish and not the best in low light situations and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to increase your ISO leading to noisy photographs. With the long end, 107mm comes to f5.6 making it really sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z35 Connectivity

The EX-Z35 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and at times adjust camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Certain apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Casio EX-Z35 Video information

The max video resolution on the Casio EX-Z35 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should really aim for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone jack which means you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to consider a different camera in case you need better sound in your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z35 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-Z35 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions can damage the camera.

Casio EX-Z35 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z35 features a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder details regarding Casio EX-Z35 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty handy during bright outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Casio EX-Z35 Shutter information

The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Casio EX-Z35 Flash and Hot shoe information

Casio EX-Z35 boasts just in-built flash lacking external flash support.

Casio EX-Z35 Autofocusing information

Casio EX-Z35 boasts only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

Casio EX-Z35 has got manual focusing when required during low light situations or you need to have more exact focusing control.

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Casio EX-Z35 Battery life

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

Below is a list of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:

Casio EX-Z35 for various categories of photography

The following chart indicates a rundown of the Casio EX-Z35 for various categories of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography information

The Casio EX-Z35 has a points tally of 27 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the capability to utilize external flash.

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manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Casio EX-Z35 Street photography information

Getting a decent rating of 48, the Casio EX-Z35 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography features

A dreadful sports photography points tally of 17 means the Casio EX-Z35 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography advice

Weight is really crucial in selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Casio EX-Z35 gets a reasonable 52 for a travel camera which makes it fairly acceptable to purchase for your trips.

Photography Glossary
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)

Landscape photography with Casio EX-Z35

If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z35 with it's dreadful score of 28 for a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.

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you can focus manually
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function

Casio EX-Z35 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-Z35 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful score of 22.

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wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone support

Casio EX-Z35 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the EX-Z35, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.

The graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the EX-Z35 vs it's top ranked rivals suggested earlier.

Following are additional cameras you might look at as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-Z35
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Resolution of display
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
3.20 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
124 grams (0.27 pounds)
Physical dimensions
99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Pricing at release