Casio EX-ZR10

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 69 x 27mm
  • Launched September 2010
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Casio EX-ZR10 overview

Casio EX-ZR10 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on September of 2010. The camera uses a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-ZR10 is rated #95 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #928 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.

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Here is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-ZR10 family

The Casio EX-ZR10 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and brand new models alongside important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR800
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR700
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR400
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR300
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-ZR10 vs EX-ZR100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR10 vs EX-H30
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1028-196mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR10 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR10 vs EX-FH100
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Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR10 vs EX-H15
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR10 vs EX-FC150
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR10 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR10 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR10 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR10 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR10 vs EX-H10
Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-ZR10 vs EX-S12
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-ZR10 vs EX-FC100

Casio EX-ZR10 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Casio EX-ZR10 based on things that are oftentimes viewed as necessary in a camera.

built-in flash
built in zoom lens (28-196mm 7.0 x zoom)
decently wide (28mm)
does have HDMI support
features tracking focus
good min ISO (100)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is a good size (3")
you can focus manually
display is not selfie friendly
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of headphone jack
lack of mic jack
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW format
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of Time Lapse recording
low resolution (12 megapixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no manual control
screen has low resolution (461 k dot)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Casio EX-ZR10 Sensor features

The Casio EX-ZR10 features the Exilim Engine HS processor chip. The sensor measurement on the Casio EX-ZR10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below shows the EX-ZR10's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-ZR10 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZR10 dimensions

Casio EX-ZR10 weighs around 0.39 lbs (176 grams or 6.21 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 102mm x 69mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Casio EX-ZR10 is on par when compared to other rivals.

Photography Glossary

Listed below is a pic of the Casio EX-ZR10 beside a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its size.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the EX-ZR10.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZR10 Lens features

The EX-ZR10 features an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-196mm making it a 7.0 x zoom which won't be huge but it may be invaluable in certain cases.

At it's widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.0 which is kind of sluggish and not the best for low light events and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting giving you noisy pictures. For the long end, 196mm comes with f5.9 which is very slow and you would have to set slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-ZR10 Connectivity

The EX-ZR10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Some apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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Casio EX-ZR10 Video features

The maximum video quality on the Casio EX-ZR10 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to crop. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone socket which means you have zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to purchase a different camera if you require good sound for your video clips.

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Casio EX-ZR10 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-ZR10 doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions can damage the camera.

Casio EX-ZR10 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-ZR10 houses a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 461k dots.

Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for Casio EX-ZR10 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be very useful.

Casio EX-ZR10 Shutter features

The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Casio EX-ZR10 Flash and Hot shoe features

Casio EX-ZR10 comes with just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.

Casio EX-ZR10 Autofocus features

Casio EX-ZR10 comes with only Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and exact than Contrast Based focusing.

It also has Tracking AF for things that move. Casio EX-ZR10 includes manual focusing if required during low light conditions or you want more exact focusing control.

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Casio EX-ZR10 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life within this type of cameras.

Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:

Casio EX-ZR10 for specific kinds of photography

The following bar chart shows a overview of the Casio EX-ZR10 for specific kinds of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-ZR10 gets a score of 27 which is dreadful, meaning that it is simply not appropriate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support & capability to work with external flash.

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focusing manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Casio EX-ZR10 Street photography factors

With a average points tally of 56, the Casio EX-ZR10 is reasonably adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Sports photography camera

A dreadful sports photography points tally of 34 suggests the Casio EX-ZR10 is simply not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera really should have great tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Casio EX-ZR10 Travel photography features

Size is very important in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Casio EX-ZR10 gets a decent 57 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suitable for your travels.

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built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.0)

Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZR10

In case you're looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR10 and it's dreadful grade of 41 for a landscape camera is simply not appropriate compared to its rivals.

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has manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Time Lapse function

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Casio EX-ZR10 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 32.

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quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of mic port

Casio EX-ZR10 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the EX-ZR10, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the EX-ZR10 compared to it's top scoring rivals mentioned earlier.

There are more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-ZR10
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Exilim Engine HS
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW format
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-196mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
Display resolution
461k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Display technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Max video resolution
Video file format
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
176 gr (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions
102 x 69 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Pricing at launch