- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
- 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
- Revealed September 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Casio EX-ZR1000 overview
Casio EX-ZR1000 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on September of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The EX-ZR1000 is placed #64 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #532 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your custom factors.
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Casio EX-ZR1000 history
The Casio EX-ZR1000 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR80025-450mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR70025-450mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR40024-300mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR30024-300mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR1528-196mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR10024-300mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H3024-300mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR1028-196mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H20G24-240mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FH2526-520mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FH10024-240mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H1524-240mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FC15037-185mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z3336-107mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z28026-104mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z9035-105mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z45028-112mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H1024-240mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-S1236-108mm
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FC100()mm
Casio EX-ZR1000 Gallery
You can check the EX-ZR1000 from several angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Casio EX-ZR1000 based on aspects that are oftentimes viewed as important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Sensor details
The Casio EX-ZR1000 is powered by the EXILIM Engine HS 3 chip. The specification of the sensor on the Casio EX-ZR1000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the EX-ZR1000's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-ZR1000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-ZR1000 dimensions
Casio EX-ZR1000 weighs 0.56 pounds (255 gr / 8.99 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Casio EX-ZR1000 is lighter when compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a visual of the Casio EX-ZR1000 with a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will show you the button design on the EX-ZR1000.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Lens specs
The EX-ZR1000 has got a built in lens featuring a focal range of 24-300mm giving it a 12.5 x zoom which is significant and does make it easier to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.0 and that is kind of slow and not great for low light conditions and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to increase the ISO setting leading to noisy images. Towards the tele end, 300mm is outstanding zoom and comes with f5.9 making it really sluggish and you might need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Connectivity
The EX-ZR1000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send images and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Video specs
The maximum video quality on the Casio EX-ZR1000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in video quality and file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you have got little control over the sound. It is probably best to look into a different camera in case you want better sound for your videos.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Casio EX-ZR1000 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-ZR1000 has got a 3 inch tilting screen supporting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications for Casio EX-ZR1000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty beneficial in bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Shutter specs
Casio EX-ZR1000 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Casio EX-ZR1000 comes with only integrated flash with missing external flash ability.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Autofocus specs
Casio EX-ZR1000 comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which makes it handy for portraits.
It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Casio EX-ZR1000 comes with manual focusing when needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Battery life
The battery (NP-130) for the Casio EX-ZR1000 is designed to last for 470 shutters according to the CIPA specifications which is above the usual in comparison to its category. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest possible (600) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Casio EX-ZR1000 for different forms of photography
The following bar chart indicates a analysis of the Casio EX-ZR1000 for different forms of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Portrait photography factors
The Casio EX-ZR1000 gets a points tally of 44 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files and flexibility to use external lighting.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography details
Getting a nice points total of 68, the Casio EX-ZR1000 is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
A average sports photography points tally of 51 means the Casio EX-ZR1000 is reasonably adequate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty important when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Casio EX-ZR1000 gets a very good 70 as a travel camera which is a good option to buy for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
For anybody who is looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR1000 with it's decent grade of 52 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR1000
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Casio EX-ZR1000 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad score of 34.
Casio EX-ZR1000 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the EX-ZR1000, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram down below will give you a summary of the EX-ZR1000 versus it's highest scored competitors shown earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To browse through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.