Casio EX-ZR15 overview
Casio EX-ZR15 is Casio's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on January of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The EX-ZR15 is placed #32 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #657 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Here is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Casio EX-ZR15 history
The Casio EX-ZR15 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Casio EX-ZR15 Gallery
You can view the EX-ZR15 from several angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-ZR15 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Casio EX-ZR15 based on factors which are generally viewed as important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor specs
The Casio EX-ZR15 houses the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor. The sensor specification in the Casio EX-ZR15 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the EX-ZR15's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-ZR15 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 an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-ZR15 dimensions
Casio EX-ZR15 weighs 0.39 lbs (176 grams / 6.21 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Casio EX-ZR15 is on par compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a picture of the Casio EX-ZR15 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the EX-ZR15.
Casio EX-ZR15 Lens details
The EX-ZR15 houses a built in lens with a focal range of 28-196mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which isn't exceptional however it might be valuable in a few cases.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.0 which will be somewhat sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase your ISO setting causing noisy images. On the long end, 196mm comes at f5.9 making it very sluggish and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-ZR15 Connectivity
The EX-ZR15 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and at times alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Casio EX-ZR15 Video details
The maximum video quality in the Casio EX-ZR15 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone port so you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to buy a different model if you require decent audio for your videos.
Casio EX-ZR15 Weather Sealing
Casio EX-ZR15 doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.
Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-ZR15 has got a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications for Casio EX-ZR15 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are very helpful.
Casio EX-ZR15 Shutter details
Casio EX-ZR15 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Casio EX-ZR15 Flash and Hot shoe details
Casio EX-ZR15 has just in-built flash without external flash ability.
Casio EX-ZR15 Autofocus details
Casio EX-ZR15 has only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which makes it helpful for people photography.
It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Casio EX-ZR15 has got manual focus if needed for low light occasions or you need more accurate focus control.
Casio EX-ZR15 Battery life
The battery (NP-110) for the Casio EX-ZR15 is designed to last for 325 shutters according to the CIPA standards which is higher than average for its class. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest possible (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Casio EX-ZR15 for specific kinds of photography
The following chart gives a summation of the Casio EX-ZR15 for specific kinds of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZR15
The Casio EX-ZR15 gets a points tally of 41 which is terrible, and means the camera is just not very good for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR15
Coming in at a average score of 57, the Casio EX-ZR15 is somewhat acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR15
A terrible sports photography points tally of 45 means the Casio EX-ZR15 is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera needs good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography information
Portability is very important when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Casio EX-ZR15 gets a very good 68 as a travelling camera which is a good option to buy for your holidays.
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography info
If you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR15 at it's average rating of 50 for a landscape camera is fairly appropriate among its rivals.
Casio EX-ZR15 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Casio EX-ZR15 is just not very good for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 34.
Casio EX-ZR15 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the EX-ZR15, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart below gives you an overview of the EX-ZR15 compared to it's top scoring rivals mentioned previously.
There are more cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.