Casio EX-ZR100

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 204g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Released July 2011
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Casio EX-ZR100 summary

Casio EX-ZR100 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first launched on July of 2011. The camera comes with a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-ZR100 places at #137 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #711 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your custom requirements.

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Below is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.

Casio EX-ZR100 family

The Casio EX-ZR100 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can take a look at all previous and brand new models as well as key specifications.

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
EX-ZR100 vs EX-ZR400
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-ZR100 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR100 vs EX-ZR300
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR100 vs EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10024-300mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR100 vs EX-H30
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-ZR100 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR100 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-ZR100 vs EX-FH25
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR100 vs EX-FH100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR100 vs EX-H15
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR100 vs EX-FC150
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR100 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR100 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR100 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR100 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR100 vs EX-H10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
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EX-ZR100 vs EX-FC100

Casio EX-ZR100 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Casio EX-ZR100 based on things that are oftentimes considered necessary in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
decently wide (24mm)
fast continuous shooting (40.0 frames per second)
great reach (300mm)
has built in flash
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI socket
includes tracking focus
lighter than average (204 grams)
long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
screen size is good (3 inch)
you can focus manually
display is not selfie friendly
lack of headphone socket
lack of mic socket
lack of Time Lapse mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
no external flash support
no moving screen
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW support
screen has low resolution (461 k dots)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Casio EX-ZR100 Sensor specifications

The Casio EX-ZR100 features the Exilim Engine HS processor. The sensor spec in the Casio EX-ZR100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The graphic below shows the EX-ZR100's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-ZR100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZR100 dimensions

Casio EX-ZR100 is 0.45 pounds (204 gr or 7.20 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Casio EX-ZR100 is less heavy when compared to other rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Casio EX-ZR100 besides a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button layout on the EX-ZR100.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZR100 Lens specifications

The EX-ZR100 features an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 24-300mm making it a 12.5 x zoom which is exceptional and would make it easier to zoom right in.

At the widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.0 and that is kind of slow and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up the ISO giving you noisy pictures. For the tele end, 300mm is exceptional zoom and comes to f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.

Photography Glossary

Casio EX-ZR100 Connectivity

The EX-ZR100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer photos and usually alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Casio EX-ZR100 Video specifications

The max video quality in the Casio EX-ZR100 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance between quality versus file sizes but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack which means that you have got little control over your sound. It is probably best to purchase another camera should you require good sound in your video clips.

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Casio EX-ZR100 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Casio EX-ZR100 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Casio EX-ZR100 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-ZR100 comes with a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 461k dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Casio EX-ZR100 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are rather useful during bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Casio EX-ZR100 Shutter specifications

Casio EX-ZR100 continuous shooting speed is 40.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-ZR100 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Casio EX-ZR100 includes only in-built flash with no external flash support.

Casio EX-ZR100 Autofocus specifications

Casio EX-ZR100 includes just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

It also includes Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Casio EX-ZR100 can use manual focusing in case it is required during low light occasions or you want more accurate control on focusing.

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Casio EX-ZR100 Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life within this class of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Casio EX-ZR100 for different forms of photography

The following diagram shows a rundown of the Casio EX-ZR100 for different forms of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Portrait photography camera

The Casio EX-ZR100 receives a points tally of 29 which is terrible, meaning that it is not good for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support together with the ability to use external lighting.

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has manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Casio EX-ZR100 Street photography advice

With a very good score of 61, the Casio EX-ZR100 is a very decent option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

Casio EX-ZR100 Sports photography info

A reasonable sports photography points tally of 46 suggests the Casio EX-ZR100 is reasonably suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have good autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
high max frames per second (40.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking autofocus
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus

Casio EX-ZR100 Travel photography highlights

Portability is extremely crucial in selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Casio EX-ZR100 gets a above average 64 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to take with you on your vacations.

Photography Glossary
lighter than others (204g)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
long reach (300mm)
no Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)

Casio EX-ZR100 Landscape photography advice

For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR100 with it's terrible score of 43 for a landscape camera is not good within the current market.

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manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse recording

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR100

A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Casio EX-ZR100 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 33.

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quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (204 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone port

Casio EX-ZR100 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the EX-ZR100, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram below provides you an overview of the EX-ZR100 versus it's highest rated rivals listed earlier.

There are a bunch of cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Exilim Engine HS
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximal aperture
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inch
Display resolution
461k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
15 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
40.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 64 (480, 1000 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
204 grams (0.45 pounds)
105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Card slots
Price at release