- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 64 - 1600
- 1280 x 720 video
- 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
- 121g - 90 x 52 x 19mm
- Introduced August 2009
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Casio EX-Z90 summary
Casio EX-Z90 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally released on August of 2009. The camera houses a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The EX-Z90 stands at #224 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #1192 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your custom criteria.
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Casio EX-Z90 history
The Casio EX-Z90 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
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Casio EX-Z90 Gallery
You can view the EX-Z90 from different angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-Z90 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of good and bad points of the Casio EX-Z90 based on criterias which are usually regarded as important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-Z90 Sensor specs
The Casio EX-Z90 features the Digic 4 processor. The spec of the sensor in the Casio EX-Z90 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the EX-Z90's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-Z90 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-Z90 dimensions
Casio EX-Z90 weighs in at 0.27 lbs (121 gr / 4.27 ounces) & has external proportions of 90mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.5" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Casio EX-Z90 is less heavy than various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a picture of the Casio EX-Z90 with a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the EX-Z90.
Casio EX-Z90 Lens details
The EX-Z90 provides an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional but it is going to be convenient in certain situations.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.1 and that's fairly sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You would also need to up your ISO which causes noisy images. At the long end, 105mm comes at f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-Z90 Connectivity
The EX-Z90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send images and sometimes change settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Casio EX-Z90 Video details
The highest possible video quality in the Casio EX-Z90 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should strive for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you have zero control over the audio. It is probably best to look into a different model in case you want good audio for your videos.
Casio EX-Z90 Weather Sealing
Casio EX-Z90 does not have environment proofing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Casio EX-Z90 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-Z90 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Casio EX-Z90 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Casio EX-Z90 Shutter details
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Casio EX-Z90 Flash and Hot shoe details
Casio EX-Z90 features just inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Casio EX-Z90 Autofocusing details
Casio EX-Z90 features only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Casio EX-Z90 comes with manual focus when needed in low light occasions or you require more exact focus control.
Casio EX-Z90 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Casio EX-Z90 for various kinds of photography
The following bar chart displays a outline of the Casio EX-Z90 for various kinds of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Casio EX-Z90 Portrait photography advice
The Casio EX-Z90 gets a points tally of 27 which is lousy, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files plus the potential to work with off-camera lighting.
Casio EX-Z90 Street photography highlights
Getting a moderate rating of 55, the Casio EX-Z90 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Casio EX-Z90 Sports photography details
A lousy sports photography rating of 17 indicates the Casio EX-Z90 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-Z90 Travel photography highlights
Weight is extremely crucial in picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Casio EX-Z90 gets a moderate 56 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to buy for your vacations.
Casio EX-Z90 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-Z90 and it's lousy rating of 28 as a landscape camera is simply not good within the current market.
Casio EX-Z90 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-Z90 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 25.
Casio EX-Z90 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the EX-Z90, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram just below gives you a bird's eye view of the EX-Z90 vs it's top ranked competitors suggested above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To check out a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.