Casio EX-Z400 overview
Casio EX-Z400 is Casio's Ultracompact camera first released on January of 2009. The camera houses a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-Z400 places at #98 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #1083 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
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Casio EX-Z400 family
The Casio EX-Z400 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list below.
Casio EX-Z400 Gallery
You can look at the EX-Z400 from various angles in the gallery below.
Casio EX-Z400 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-Z400 based on aspects that are generally viewed as necessary in a camera.
Casio EX-Z400 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Casio EX-Z400 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The image below displays the EX-Z400's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z400 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Casio EX-Z400 dimensions
Casio EX-Z400 weighs around 0.29 lbs (130 gr or 4.59 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Casio EX-Z400 is on par as compared with its rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a photo of the Casio EX-Z400 beside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the EX-Z400.
Casio EX-Z400 Lens information
The EX-Z400 has an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be perfect however it will definitely be convenient in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f2.6 and that is kind of sluggish and not ideal in low light situations and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. At the long end, 112mm comes with f7.0 making it fairly sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Casio EX-Z400 Connectivity
The EX-Z400 has the following connectivity:
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can send photos and usually adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Casio EX-Z400 Video information
The maximum video quality on the Casio EX-Z400 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should target at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket which means that you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at another camera in case you want good sound in your video clips.
Casio EX-Z400 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Casio EX-Z400 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Casio EX-Z400 Display and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-Z400 is equipped with a 3" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Casio EX-Z400 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Casio EX-Z400 Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.
Casio EX-Z400 Flash and Hot shoe information
Casio EX-Z400 has got just built in flash with missing external flash ability.
Casio EX-Z400 Autofocus information
Casio EX-Z400 has got only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
Casio EX-Z400 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good in low light situations or you need more exact focus control.
Casio EX-Z400 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Casio EX-Z400 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart provides a analysis of the Casio EX-Z400 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Casio EX-Z400 Portrait photography highlights
The Casio EX-Z400 receives a points tally of 21 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to use external flash.
Casio EX-Z400 as a Street photography camera
Having a average rating of 57, the Casio EX-Z400 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Casio EX-Z400 Sports photography info
A really bad sports photography points tally of 26 means the Casio EX-Z400 is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-Z400 Travel photography details
Weight is pretty critical when selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Casio EX-Z400 gets a decent 58 as a travel camera which is fairly appropriate to take with you on your holidays.
Casio EX-Z400 Landscape photography features
For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-Z400 with it's really bad grade of 37 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.
Casio EX-Z400 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Casio EX-Z400 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a really bad score of 29.
Casio EX-Z400 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the EX-Z400, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall into the category of Ultracompact.
The graph below will give you an overview of the EX-Z400 versus it's top ranked rivals suggested previously.
There are more cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.