Casio EX-ZR1000

 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
 
  • 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
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
53
Overall
45

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 #68 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #510 out of 1422 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR800
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR700
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR400
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100024-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR300
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR15
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR100
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H30
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-ZR10
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H20G
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FH25
26-520mm
F2.8-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2010
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FH100
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H15
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FC150
37-185mm
F3.6-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z33
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z280
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z90
35-105mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-Z450
28-112mm
F2.6-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-H10
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-S12
36-108mm
F2.8-7.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-ZR1000 vs EX-FC100
()mm
F3.6-8.5
9MP1/2.3"2009

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.

above average min ISO (80)
built-in flash
decent megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually
great battery (470 per charge)
great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has a tilting screen
has HDMI socket
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (255g)
long reach (300mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
offers face detect focusing
offers tracking focus
pretty wide (24mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW files
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no external flash support
no headphone socket
no mic socket
no Time Lapse function
pixelated screen (461 thousand dots)
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a visual of the Casio EX-ZR1000 with a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 dimensions scale

The top view here will show you the button design on the EX-ZR1000.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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.

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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has face detection focusing
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography details

Getting a nice points total of 69, 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.

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has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (255 grams)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

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.

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great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16MP)
includes tracking focus
great battery life (470 per charge)
max frames per second low (3.0 frames per second)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

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.

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great battery (470 per charge)
lighter than competition (255g)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (300mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)

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.

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focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
great battery life (470 shots)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode

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.

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quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (255 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone port

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Casio
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2012-09-25
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor
EXILIM Engine HS 3
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range
5cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Tilting
Screen size
3 inch
Screen resolution
461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
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
Features
Slowest shutter speed
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
4.70 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps),
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
255 grams (0.56 lb)
Dimensions
108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5")
Other
Battery life
470 photos
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-130
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
One
Cost at launch
$572