Casio EX-Z550 summary
Casio EX-Z550 is Casio's Ultracompact digital camera first revealed on January of 2010. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The EX-Z550 is positioned #85 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #1042 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal criteria.
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Casio EX-Z550 history
The Casio EX-Z550 has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can find all past and current models along with important features.
Casio EX-Z550 Gallery
You can see the EX-Z550 from different angles in the gallery below.
Casio EX-Z550 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Casio EX-Z550 based on factors which are often considered crucial in a digital camera.
Casio EX-Z550 Sensor info
The sensor dimension on the Casio EX-Z550 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 14MP and provides a standard ISO range of 64 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less margin for error.
The image underneath displays the EX-Z550's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The EX-Z550 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-Z550 dimensions
Casio EX-Z550 weighs in at 0.32 lbs (143 gr or 5.04 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 99mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Casio EX-Z550 is more heavy when compared with various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Casio EX-Z550 alongside a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button design on the EX-Z550.
Casio EX-Z550 Lens info
The EX-Z550 houses a fixed lens providing a focal range of 26-104mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which isn't great nevertheless it is likely to be valuable in some situations.
At the widest 26mm, it has an aperture of f2.6 and that's fairly slow and not good for low light situations and you will probably struggle to get good bokeh. You could also need to up the ISO causing noisy images. On the tele end, 104mm comes to f5.9 making it very sluggish and you might need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-Z550 Connectivity
The EX-Z550 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer files and oftentimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Casio EX-Z550 Video info
The max video resolution on the Casio EX-Z550 is 640 x 480 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low for today's requirements. You should strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone socket so you have got no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to take a look at another model in case you require better audio for your videos.
Casio EX-Z550 Weather Sealing
Casio EX-Z550 does not include environment proofing so damp conditions can affect the camera.
Casio EX-Z550 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-Z550 has got a 2.7" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Casio EX-Z550 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are very useful.
Casio EX-Z550 Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Casio EX-Z550 Flash and Hot shoe info
Casio EX-Z550 has only built-in flash without external flash support.
Casio EX-Z550 Autofocusing info
Casio EX-Z550 has just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Casio EX-Z550 supports manual focus when needed during low light situations or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Casio EX-Z550 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Casio EX-Z550 for varying styles of photography
The following illustration displays a rundown of the Casio EX-Z550 for varying styles of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Casio EX-Z550 Portrait photography information
The Casio EX-Z550 has a points total of 36 which is subpar, meaning that it is just not appropriate to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and capability to utilize external lighting.
Casio EX-Z550 Street photography features
With a reasonable score of 57, the Casio EX-Z550 is fairly suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z550
A subpar sports photography points total of 39 suggests the Casio EX-Z550 is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-Z550 as a Travel photography camera
Size is very critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Casio EX-Z550 gets a above average 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent choice to buy for your vacations.
Casio EX-Z550 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-Z550 at it's subpar grade of 42 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate in the current market.
Vlogging with Casio EX-Z550
A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Casio EX-Z550 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar rating of 29.
Casio EX-Z550 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the EX-Z550, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart below shows you a bird's eye view of the EX-Z550 compared to it's top rated competitors shown earlier.
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