Casio EX-Z450

Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 128g - 81 x 56 x 21mm
  • Launched August 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Casio EX-Z450 summary

Casio EX-Z450 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera originally launched on August of 2009. The camera has got a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-Z450 is placed #180 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1117 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personal requirements.

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Casio EX-Z450 family

The Casio EX-Z450 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-Z450 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-Z450 vs EX-H30
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-Z450 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-Z450 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-Z450 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-Z450 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-Z450 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z45028-112mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-Z450 vs EX-H10
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
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Casio EX-Z450 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Casio EX-Z450 based on things which are generally regarded as essential in a camera.

built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
great minimum ISO (64)
has manual focus
in built zoom lens (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
lighter than others in class (128g)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW format
does not have image stabilization
external flash not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
manual mode not possible
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
missing HDMI out
missing headphone support
missing mic support
missing Time Lapse mode
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
slow at tele end (f5.8)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Casio EX-Z450 Sensor info

The sensor size on the Casio EX-Z450 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

Photography Glossary

The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the EX-Z450's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z450 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

Casio Exilim EX-Z450 sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z450 dimensions

Casio EX-Z450 weighs about 0.28 lb (128 grams / 4.52 oz) and features external proportions of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Casio EX-Z450 is less heavy compared with various competitors.

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Here is a shot of the Casio EX-Z450 beside a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-Z450 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the EX-Z450.

Casio Exilim EX-Z450 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z450 Lens info

The EX-Z450 provides an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional but it could be handy in a few cases.

At the widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f2.6 which is very slow and not ideal in low light conditions and you will likely find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to up the ISO resulting in noisy pictures. At the tele end, 112mm comes with f5.8 making it very sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-Z450 Connectivity

The EX-Z450 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z450 Video info

The highest possible video quality on the Casio EX-Z450 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means you have got no control over your audio. It is probably best to look into another model in case you want good audio in your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z450 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the Casio EX-Z450 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Casio EX-Z450 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z450 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Casio EX-Z450 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are very useful in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Casio EX-Z450 Shutter info

Casio EX-Z450 can shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.

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Casio EX-Z450 Flash and Hot shoe info

Casio EX-Z450 boasts only built-in flash without external flash support.

Casio EX-Z450 Autofocus info

Casio EX-Z450 boasts just Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Casio EX-Z450 has got manual focus when required in low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focus.

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Casio EX-Z450 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life in this class of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:

Casio EX-Z450 for different categories of photography

The following chart gives a summary of the Casio EX-Z450 for different categories of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.

Casio EX-Z450 Portrait photography details

The Casio EX-Z450 has a points total of 27 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really good for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & capability to work with external flash.

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focusing manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Casio EX-Z450 Street photography advice

Coming in at a average score of 55, the Casio EX-Z450 is reasonably acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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lighter than average (128g)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Sports photography with Casio EX-Z450

A terrible sports photography points total of 17 indicates the Casio EX-Z450 is not really good for photographing sports. A camera needs very good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF

Casio EX-Z450 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Casio EX-Z450 gets a very good 62 as a travel camera which is a good fit to take on your holidays.

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lighter than competition in class (128 grams)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)

Casio EX-Z450 Landscape photography highlights

For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-Z450 at it's terrible rating of 37 for a landscape camera is not really good compared to it's competitors.

Photography Glossary
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Casio EX-Z450 Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Casio EX-Z450 is not really good as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 28.

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relatively wide (28mm)
lighter than others (128g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone port

Casio EX-Z450 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the EX-Z450, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart below shows you a summary of the EX-Z450 vs it's top scored rivals suggested previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-Z450
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW files
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focus range
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Minimum shutter speed
1/2 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
3.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
128 gr (0.28 lb)
81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Cost at release