Casio EX-Z800

Casio Exilim EX-Z800 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 124g - 91 x 52 x 20mm
  • Released August 2010
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio EX-Z800 overview

Casio EX-Z800 is Casio's Ultracompact camera originally released on August of 2010. It includes a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The EX-Z800 is positioned #74 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #1044 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can try our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-Z800 family

The Casio EX-Z800 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can identify all earlier and new models as well as important specs.

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EX-Z800 vs EX-S200
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z80027-108mm
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EX-Z800 vs EX-S7
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EX-Z800 vs EX-Z35
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-Z800 vs EX-Z2000
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-Z800 vs EX-Z550
Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G1
EX-Z800 vs EX-G1
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EX-Z800 vs EX-FS10
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EX-Z800 vs EX-Z400

Casio EX-Z800 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-Z800 based on features which are often seen as essential in a camera.

built in lens has zoom (27-108mm 4.0 x zoom)
fairly wide (27mm)
flash built-in
good MP (14MP)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has manual focus
very good min ISO (50)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW files
external flash not possible
fixed screen
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
no aperture priority mode
no external microphone port
no HDMI port
no headphone port
no shutter priority mode
no Timelapse mode
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f5.9)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
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Casio EX-Z800 Sensor information

The Casio EX-Z800 is run by the Exilim Engine 5.0 chip. The sensor spec in the Casio EX-Z800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and features a native ISO range of 50 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the EX-Z800's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The EX-Z800 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-Z800 dimensions

Casio EX-Z800 weighs about 0.27 pounds (124g or 4.37 oz) & has outer measurements of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Casio EX-Z800 is very similar compared with other competitors.

Photography Glossary

Here is a picture of the Casio EX-Z800 next to a softdrink so you can get a sense of its size.

Casio Exilim EX-Z800 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the EX-Z800.

Casio Exilim EX-Z800 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-Z800 Lens information

The EX-Z800 features a built-in lens offering a focal range of 27-108mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not at all exceptional however it will probably be invaluable in some scenarios.

At it's widest 27mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.2 which will be very sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you might struggle to get good bokeh. You could also have to raise your ISO setting which causes noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 108mm comes to f5.9 which is fairly slow and you would have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-Z800 Connectivity

The EX-Z800 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Casio EX-Z800 Video information

The highest video resolution in the Casio EX-Z800 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket which means you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at a different model in case you need better audio for your video clips.

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Casio EX-Z800 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the Casio EX-Z800 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

Casio EX-Z800 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-Z800 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display has no touch support.

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The View Finder specs for Casio EX-Z800 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be particularly helpful.

Casio EX-Z800 Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-Z800 Flash and Hot shoe information

Casio EX-Z800 has just inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.

Casio EX-Z800 Autofocusing information

Casio EX-Z800 has only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

Casio EX-Z800 includes manual focus when required in low light situations or you require more accurate control on focus.

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Casio EX-Z800 Battery life

The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this type of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

Casio EX-Z800 for varying types of photography

The following bar chart presents a analysis of the Casio EX-Z800 for varying types of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Casio EX-Z800 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-Z800 gets a points tally of 35 which is dreadful, meaning that it is simply not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support along with the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Casio EX-Z800 Street photography features

With a modest rating of 57, the Casio EX-Z800 is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Casio EX-Z800 Sports photography information

A dreadful sports photography score of 38 suggests the Casio EX-Z800 is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

Casio EX-Z800 Travel photography info

Size is very critical in buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Casio EX-Z800 gets a nice 65 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice to purchase for your trips.

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megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (27mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)

Casio EX-Z800 Landscape photography info

In case you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-Z800 with it's dreadful rating of 42 as a landscape camera is simply not good compared to it's competitors.

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you can focus manually
rather wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode

Casio EX-Z800 Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Casio EX-Z800 is simply not good for vlogging as it gets a dreadful rating of 29.

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reasonably wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic socket

Casio EX-Z800 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the EX-Z800, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Ultracompact.

The diagram below shows you a summary of the EX-Z800 vs it's highest rated rivals suggested above.

These are some more cameras you may view as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-Z800
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
27-108mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Display resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
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
Lowest shutter speed
4 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash settings
Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 × 720 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30 f ps)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
124g (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions
91 x 52 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
Retail cost