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 #138 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #711 out of 1453 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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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.
Casio EX-ZR100 Gallery
You can check the EX-ZR100 from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Casio EX-ZR100 besides a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show the button layout on the EX-ZR100.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.